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What does Leonara mean?

Leonara Pronunciation of Leonara [leonara] as a girls' name is a Greek name, and the meaning of Leonara is "sun ray". Leonara is an alternate spelling of Helen (Greek): linked to Greek hÍlios "sun".

Associated with: greek, sun.


Leonara has 2 variants: Leanora and Leonora.

6 more different relations via Helen: Eleonora, Leana, Lena, Lenore, Leonore and Leora.

Creative forms:
(female) Leonana, Leonava, ..

(male) Leonado, Leonar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Leonara Queen (L.Q.), ..

How popular is Leonara?

Leonara is an unusual given name for women. Leonara is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Leonara (outside Top 2000) are Lena (#272 in 2015), Helen (#419), Leonore, Leora, Leonora, Eleonora, Leana, Leanora and Lenore. These relations of Leonara were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (median #734) and have become much less common since (#1632, 98%), with forms such as Lena falling out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleonora, Helen, Leana, Leanora, Lena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lenore, Leonora, Leonore, Leora in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Leonara is alike in pronunciation to Lanora, Lenora, Lenorah and Lenorra. Other suggested similar names are Aesara, Alondra, Ceara, Chinara, Cynara, Delara, Deondra, Deora, Devondra, Genara, Gennara, Ginara, Honora, Jenara, Jennara, Jeondra, Keandra, Keara, Landra, Leala, Leandra, Leandre, Leandria, Leanna, Leanor, Leanore, Leanza, Leeora, Legra, Lehava, Leiana, Lenae, Lenah, Lenarda (see Leonarda), Lenda, Leneta, Lenita, Lenna, Lennarda (see Leonarda), Lenor, Lenorr, Lenya, Leodora, Leona, Leonarda, Leonarde (see Leonarda), Leonda, Leondra, Leondrea, Leonela, Leoni, Leonia, Leonine, Leonor, Leontina, Leorah, Leota, Leowna, Levona, Leyna, Linnaea, Lonna, Lowra, Meara, Menora, Nehara, Sondra, Teara, Tianara, Xiomara and Yekara. These names tend to be more frequently used than Leonara.

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