Meaning and Name Origin
Leonore \le(o)-no-re\ as a girls' name means "other, foreign; sun ray; light; compassion; light". Leonore is a variant 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.
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. during the years 1920-1929, 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. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 and are now significantly less widespread, 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)