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First appeared in the nineteenth century when similar sounding names like Cora, Dora and Nora were in fashion. Possibly shortened from Aurelia, sometimes spelled Ora Lee, or Aura Lea in the American civil war song.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name. Mainly used in the U.S.A. in the latter half of the 19th century.
    • 1859 William Harrison Ainsworth, The Life and Adventures of Mervyn Clitheroe, J. Routledge 1858, page 179:
      Both ladies received me very graciously; but I was wholly unprepared for so much beauty as I discovered in Ora Doveton;