Meaning and name origin
Leonore \le(o)-no-re\ as a girl's name is of Old French, Old German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Leonore is "other, foreign; light; compassion; light". Leonore 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).
Leonore is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2863 out of 4276, Top 67%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Leonore for girls. Leonore reached its highest rank of #942 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Leonore and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eleanor (#78), Helen (#404), Leonore, Leonora, Lenore and Leonor. (2014 statistics).