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Meaning and name origin

Leonora \le(o)-no-ra\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Lanora, Leanor, Leanora, Leanore, Lenora, Lenore, Leonor, Leonore, Leora, Ora and Norah.

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

Leonora is also pronounced similarly to Lenorah, Lenorra and Leonara. Other suggested similar baby names are Lenor, Lenorr, Leodora and Leondra.


Leonora is a very popular first name for females (#1290 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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