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Girl Name: Ora

Name: Ora
Pronunciation: \o-ra\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: pray
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Aurelia, Aurora, Leonora, Orit
Sounds Like: Ara, Oria, Ira, Orya, Orah
Variant forms: Orabel, Orabelle, Orareeana, Orarariana, Orra
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 494
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 69447


Ora \o-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced OR-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Ora is "pray". From the phrase "ora pro nobis" (meaning "pray for us") part of a prayer to the Virgin Mary in Roman Catholic practice. Also possibly respelling of Aura, meaning "gold" or "wind".

Ora has 5 variant forms: Orabel, Orabelle, Orareeana, Orarariana and Orra.

For more information, see also related names Aurelia, Aurora, Leonora and Orit.

Baby names that sound like Ora are Ara, Oria, Ira, Orya and Orah.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Ora.


Ora is a very popular first name for women (#494 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#69447 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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