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Meaning and name origin

Leora \le(o)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced lee-OR-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Leora is "compassion; light". Diminutive of Eleanor.


Leora has 3 variant forms: Leeora, Leorah and Liora.

For more information, see also related girl names Helen and Leonora.


Leora is a very popular first name for females (#1129 out of 4276, Top 26%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Leora for girls. Leora reached its highest rank of #380 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leora name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Leora and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eleanor (#78), Helen (#404), Leora and Leonora. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Helen, Leonora, Leora in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Leora is also pronounced similarly to Lara, Larra, Laura, Lawra, Lira, Lora, Lorah, Lori, Loria, Lorra, Lory, Lowra, Lura and Lyra. Other suggested similar baby names are Deora, Leeor, Legra, Lenora, Leoda, Leola, Leona, Leota and Lior. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leora.