Honora

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Gender: Female Meaning of Honora: "woman of honor" Origin of Honora: Latin

The name Honora is a girl's name of Italian, Latin origin meaning "woman of honor". Honora and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Girls' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Honora and Honoria are two ways of softening the severity of Honor, while retaining its righteous meaning. They were predominant until the Reformation, when the Puritans adopted the abstract virtue names, and were introduced to Britain by the Normans.

Honoria Blake is a character in the Dickens novel Bleak House.

The Irish form of the name is Onora. A variant spelling is Honorah.

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Famous People Named Honora

Honora "Nano" Nagle, Irish nun and eduactor
Honora Sneyd, English feminist author and educator
Honora Burke, Irish noblewoman

Pop Culture References for the name Honora

Honora Parker, character in 1994 film "Heavenly Creatures"