What does Leanor mean?
Leanor /lean-or/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls. Leanor's name origin is Greek, and Leanor means "compassion; light". Leanor is an alternate form of Leonora (Greek): transcription of Eleanor. Compare surname Leiner.
How popular is Leanor?
Leanor is an unusual given name for women. Leanor is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Leanor and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Leanor (outside Top 1000) are Norah (#163 the previous year), Leora, Ora, Leonore, Leonora, Lenore, Leonor and Lenora. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.475%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.1046%, down 78%), with forms like Leonor, Lenora, Lenore, Leonora and Ora falling out of style. Norah (#163) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation, and there is a rebound in birth name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)