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What does Leonora mean?

Leonora \le(o)-no-ra\ as a girls' name is pronounced lee-a-NOR-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Leonora is "compassion; light". Variant of Eleanor. Literary: Lenore was the lady lost forever in Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven". The name was used for the heroine of three major operas "Fidelio", "Il Trovatore", and "La Favorita".


Leonora has 11 variants: Lanora, Leanor, Leanora, Leanore, Lenora, Lenore, Leonor, Leonore, Leora, Norah and Ora.

For more information, see also related girl names Nora and Helen.

Leonora has 31 more alternative forms via Eleanor, Lenore: Aleanor, Alenor, Aleonore, Elanor, Eleanora, Eleanore, Elenor, Elenora, Elenore, Eleonor, Eleonora, Eleonore, Elianora, Elienora, Elinor, Elinore, Elleanora, Ellenora, Elleonor, Elnora, Elora, Enora, Helenora, Lena, Lenor, Lenorah, Lenorr, Lenorra, Lenorre, Lina and Nora.


Leonora is a very popular first name for females (#1290 out of 4276, Top 30%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Leonora for girls. Leonora reached its top position of #409 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Leonora and associated names. Popular varying forms of Leonora are Nora (#49 in 2014), Eleanor (#78), Norah (#163), Lena (#279), Helen (#404), Lina (#767), Leonore, Leora, Ora, Eleanore, Leonor, Eleanora, Lenore, Elinor, Eleonora, Elinore, Elnora, Lenora, Elenor and Elenora. Usage of these girl names reached its highest during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5064%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2029%, down 59.9%), with forms such as Helen, Elinor, Elinore, Elnora and Elenora falling out of style. Norah (#163), Nora (#49), Eleanor (#78) and Lena (#279) are four of the more trendy girl names in this list, and there is a revival in birth name popularity for Eleanor, Lena, Nora and Norah. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Eleanora, Eleanore, Elenor, Elenora, Eleonora, Elinor, Elinore, Elnora, Helen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lena, Lenora, Lenore, Leonor, Leonora, Leonore, Leora, Lina, Nora, Norah in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Lena, Lina, Nora outside U.S.

Similar Names

Leonora is alike in pronunciation to Leonara. Other recommended similar baby names are Leodora and Leondra. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leonora.