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Leonora 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 names Nora and Helen.
Baby names that sound like Leonora are Leonara, Lenorra, Lenorr, Lenorah and Lenor.
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Popularity of Leonora
Leonora is a very popular first name for women (#1290 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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