What does Leonore mean?
Leonore /le-ono-re/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name. Leonore's root is 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).
Leonore has 33 more alternative forms via Eleanor, Helen, Lenore, Leonora: Aleanor, Alenor, Aleonore, Elanor, Eleanora▼, Eleanore▼, Elenor, Elenora▼, Elenore, Eleonor, Eleonora, Eleonore, Elianore, Elienore, Elinor▼, Elinore▼, Ellenore, Elleonor, Ellinore, Elnora▼, Enora, Helenora, Helenore, Lanora, Leanora, Lena▲, Lenora▼, Lenorah, Lenorra, Leonara, Leora▼, Nonnie and Nore.Kreatif forms: Lienore, Linre, Lunore. [more]
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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Leonore for girls. Leonore was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #942 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Leonore and affiliated names. Eleanor (#78 in 2014), Eleanora, Eleanore, Elenor, Elenora, Eleonora, Elinor, Elinore, Elnora, Helen (#404), Lena (#279), Lenora, Lenore, Leonor, Leonora and Leora are the prominent varying forms of Leonore appearing in the Top 1000. Variants like Nonnie are seldom used. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5034%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1317%, down 73.8%), with versions like Helen, Lenora, Lenore, Leonora and Leora falling out of style. Eleanor (#78) and Lena (#279) are two of the more trendy baby names in this compilation, with both names enjoying a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)