The 50 Best Middle Names for Nora

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Expecting a new baby is a huge deal, with lots of responsibilities, and all sorts of things to figure out.

You have to decide on a nursery theme, where your baby will sleep, what your baby will eat, and of course, your baby’s name!

Deciding on the right name for your baby is one of the most significant choices you’ll make, so it’s not surprising that you want to spend so much time trying to find the perfect first name for your baby.

However, if you pour all of your energy into finding a great first name, you might run out of time to find a great middle name!

That’s why I’ve been putting together my How To Pick A Middle Name series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your daughter!

Kindergarten girl named Nora smiling

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Nora.

I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.

Hope it helps!

Middle name ideas for a girl named Nora

Let’s not dilly-dally, here’s the list!

Girl named Nora playing with toddler toy

These are real ideas, from real parents of real Noras! Plus a few general middle names that just so happen to sound great and flow with Nora.

  1. Nora Adelaide

  2. Nora Adelle

  3. Nora Annabelle

  4. Nora Arielle

  5. Nora Bethany

  6. Nora Bree

  7. Nora Brielle

  8. Nora Camille

  9. Nora Celeste

  10. Nora Christie

  11. Nora Claire

  12. Nora Dawn

  13. Nora Elaine

  14. Nora Elise

  15. Nora Estelle

  16. Nora Eve

  17. Nora Evelyn

  18. Nora Francesca

  19. Nora Francine

  20. Nora Grace

  21. Nora Hope

  22. Nora Iris

  23. Nora Jane

  24. Nora Josephine

  25. Nora Katherine

  26. Nora Leigh

  27. Nora Louise

  28. Nora Lynn

  29. Nora Madeline

  30. Nora Madison

  31. Nora Margot

  32. Nora Marie

  33. Nora Olivia

  34. Nora Ophelia

  35. Nora Paige

  36. Nora Pearl

  37. Nora Quinn

  38. Norah Rae

  39. Nora Rose

  40. Nora Ruth

  41. Nora Scarlett

  42. Nora Simone

  43. Nora Sylvie

  44. Nora Tessa

  45. Nora Taylor

  46. Nora Victoria

  47. Nora Violet

  48. Nora Vivian

  49. Nora Wendy

  50. Nora Wren

My favorite middle names for Nora are Nora Elaine and Nora Estelle. 

I like how these “E” names seem to blend so well with the name Nora. There are so many choices, though, so you should pick the ones that sound the best to you!

Meaning of the name Nora

According to BabyCenter, Nora is a name of Latin origin, short for Honora, meaning “honor.”

Nora is also a shortened form of the Greek name Eleanora, which means “light,”

The name Nora sits at number 38 on the popularity list for girl names for 2021, having bumped down about 5 spots since 2020.

It also has Irish origins, meaning “light” as it does in Greek.

Some famous Noras are singer Norah Jones and screenwriter, journalist, and filmmaker Nora Louise Ephron.

Wrapping Up

Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Nora, but by no means is it an exhaustive list.

Hopefully, you found a few you like as well. Tell me in the comments which ones you like, or just your favorite middle names for girls in general.

If you’re not totally committed to Nora, check out some other popular girls names like Natalie, Paisley, or Piper.

And check out how you can get ready for baby’s arrival:

Hope this helps!