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Meaning and name origin
Leonore \le(o)-no-re\ as a girl's name has the meaning "other, foreign; light; compassion; light" and is a variant of Eleanor (Old French, Old German): from an Old French respelling of the Provenšal name Alienor, from German ali, though sometimes it is taken as a variant of Helen. Also a variant of Lenore (Greek): variant of Eleanor. Leonore is also used as a variant of Leonora (Greek), literary: Lenore was the lady lost forever in Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven".
Leonore is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2863 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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