What does Leonora mean?
Leonora [leono-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".
(female) Leonona, Levonora, ..
(male) Leonolan, Leonole, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Leonora?
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. Demographics)
Leonora reached its top position of #409 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Leonora are Nora (#41 in 2015), Eleanor (#60), Norah (#159), Lena (#272), Helen (#419), Eleanora (#1468), Lenora (#1634), Leora, Ora, Leonor, Leonore, Leanore, Eleonora, Elenora, Eleonore, Elnora, Leanora, Lanora and Lenore. Other variants, like Enora, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Leonora was common among parents in the 1920s (adoption of 5.7%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 1%, down 82.1%), with forms such as Leora going out of style. Nora and Norah are two of the more trendy girl names in this list.
Leonora▼ is alike in pronunciation to Leonara. Other recommended names are Alondra▼, Annora, Anora, Deiondra, Delora, Deondra, Derora, Devora, Diondra, Fedora, Feodora, Genara, Gwennora (see Guinevere), Honora, Janora, Jeondra, Kenndra, Landra, Leana, Leanda, Leandra, Leandria, Leanza, Ledonna, Leemor, Leena, Leeor, Leeora, Leggra (see Allegra), Leiandra, Leina, Lenarda (see Leonarda), Lenita, Lenna▼, Lennarda (see Leonarda), Lenos, Leodora, Leona▼, Leonarda, Leonarde (see Leonarda), Leonda, Leondra, Leondrea, Leone▼, Leonela, Leonia, Leonie, Leonine, Leontina, Leorah, Leota▼, Leowna, Letoya, Levona, Lexandra, Leyna, Lienor, Liora, Lona▼, Lonna, Lora▼, Lorra, Lowra, Medora, Meliora, Menora, Nehora, Noora, Onnora, Ornora (see Onora), Sonora, Teodora, Vannora and Zondra. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leonora.See names in meaning and etymology.