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Meaning and name origin

Lenore \l(e)-no-re\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Lenore is "light". Variant of Eleanor.


Lenore has 8 variant forms: Lenor, Lenora, Lenorah, Lenorr, Lenorra, Lenorre, Leonora and Leonore.

For more information, see also the related girl name Helen.


Lenore is a very popular first name for females (#757 out of 4276, Top 18%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lenore for girls. Lenore reached its highest rank of #333 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lenore name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lenore outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lenore and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eleanor (#78), Helen (#404), Leonore, Leonora, Lenora and Lenore. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Helen, Lenora, Lenore, Leonora, Leonore in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Helen outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lenore is also pronounced similarly to Leanor, Leanore, Leonor and Lienor. Other suggested similar baby names are Lanora and Leanora. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lenore.