Meaning and Name Origin
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 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Leonora and associated names. Popular varying forms of Leonora appearing in the Top 1000 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 and has become significantly less since, with forms such as Helen, Leonor, Lenore, Leonora and Leora falling out of style. Norah (#163), Nora (#49), Eleanor (#78) and Lena (#279) are four of the more trendy girl names in this list, with Eleanor, Lena, Nora and Norah having a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)