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What does Leonore mean?

Leonore Pronunciation of Leonore [leonore] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and Leonore means "other, foreign; sun ray; light; compassion; light". Leonore is a variant form of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Leonore is also a derivative of Helen (Greek). Leonore is also used as a variation of Lenore (Greek) and Leonora (Greek).

Associated with: greek, sun, light, compassion (gracious).


Leonore has 7 variants: Leanor, Leanore, Lenor, Lenorr, Lenorre, Leonor and Lienor.

15 more alternative forms via Eleanor, Helen, Lenore, Leonora: Aleonore, Eleanore, Elenore, Eleonor, Eleonora, Eleonore, Elinore, Helenore, Lanora, Leanora, Lenora, Lenorah, Lenorra, Leonara and Leora.

Creative forms:
(female) Leonola, Leonona, ..

(male) Leonola, Leonone, ..

Middle name pairings:
Leonore Miya (L.M.), ..

How popular is Leonore?

Leonore is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2863 out of 4276, Top 67%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Leonore reached its peak position of #933 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leonore name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Eleanor (#60 in 2015), Eleanore, Elenore, Eleonora, Eleonore, Elinore, Helen (#419), Lanora, Leanora, Leanore, Lenora (#1634), Lenore, Leonor, Leonora and Leora are the prominent varying forms of Leonore appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Lenorra, are seldom used. These relations of Leonore were popular with parents during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 5.5%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.4%, down 93.2%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leonore, Eleanor, Eleanore, Elenore, Eleonora in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleonore, Elinore, Helen, Lanora, Leanora in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leanore, Lenora, Lenore, Leonor, Leonora, Leora in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Gwennore (see Guinevere), Gwenore, Leandra, Leandre, Leanne, Leemor, Leeor, Leeora, Lenae, Lene, Lenice, Lennice, Lenos, Leodora, Leoine, Leoline, Leona, Leonarda, Leonarde (see Leonarda), Leonda, Leondra, Leondrea, Leone, Leonela, Leonelle, Leoni, Leonia, Leonie, Leonine, Leonline (see Leonie), Leontine, Leontyne, Levonne, Loire, Lonee, Lonie and Lonnie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leonore.

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