Meaning and name origin
Lenora \l(e)-no-ra\ as a girl's name is of Old French, Old German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Lenora is "other, foreign; light; compassion; light". Lenora is a variant of Eleanor (Old French, Old German): from an Old French respelling of the Provenšal name Alienor, from German ali, though sometimes it is taken as a variant of Helen. Also a variant of Lenore (Greek): variant of Eleanor. Lenora is also used as a variant of Leonora (Greek).
Lenora is a very popular first name for females (#535 out of 4276, Top 12%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lenora for girls. Lenora reached its highest rank of #218 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lenora and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eleanor (#78), Leonora, Lenore and Lenora. (2014 statistics).
Lenora is also pronounced similarly to Leonara. Other suggested similar baby names are Leanor, Leanore, Leeora, Lenor, Lenorr, Lenorre, Leonor, Leonore, Leora, Lienor and Menora. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lenora.