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What does Leonora mean?

Leonora Pronunciation of Leonora as a girls' name is pronounced lee-a-NOR-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Leonora is "compassion; light". Variant of Eleanor. Literary: Lenore was the lady lost forever in Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven". The name was used for the heroine of three major operas "Fidelio", "Il Trovatore", and "La Favorita". Also form of Helen.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, compassion (gracious), light, literary, lady (noble), heroine, operas


VARIANTS Lanora, Leanor, Leanora, Leanore, Lenora, Lenore, Leonor, Leonore, Leora, Ora, Norah


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ELEANOR, LENORE Aleonore, Eleanora, Elenora, Eleonor, Eleonora, Eleonore, Elnora, Enora, Helenora, Lena, Lenor, Lenorah, Lenorr, Lenorra, Lenorre



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How popular is Leonora?

Leonora is a very popular first name for females (#1290 out of 4276, Top 30%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Leonora reached its top position of #409 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leonora name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Leonora are Nora (#30 IN 2018), Eleanor (#32), Norah (#140), Lena (#301), Helen (#413), Eleanora (#1035), Lenora (#1218), Leora (#1680), Eleonore, Elnora, Lanora, Leanora, Leanore, Lenore, Leonor, Leonore, Eleonora, Elenora and Ora. Other variants, like Enora, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Leonora was common among parents in the 1910s (ADOPTION OF 4.4%) and has become significantly less since (ADOPTION 0.9%, DOWN 78.8%), with forms such as Elnora going out of style. Nora, Norah and Eleanora are three of the more trendy girl names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leonora, Eleanor, Eleanora, Elenora, Eleonora in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eleonore, Elnora, Helen, Lanora, Leanora in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leanore, Lena, Lenora, Lenore, Leonor in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leonore, Leora, Nora, Norah, Ora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Lena, Nora, Norah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Leonora is alike in pronunciation to Leonara. Other recommended sound-alike names are Alondra, Annora, Anora, Deiondra, Delora, Deondra, Derora, Devora, Diondra, Fedora, Feodora, Genara, Gwennora (see Guinevere), Honora, Janora, Jeondra, Kenndra, Landra, Leana, Leanda, Leandra, Leandria, Leanza, Ledonna, Leemor, Leena, Leeor, Leeora, Leggra (see Allegra), Leiandra, Leina, Lenarda (see Leonarda), Lenita, Lenna, Lennarda (see Leonarda), Lenos, Leodora, Leona, Leonarda, Leonarde (see Leonarda), Leonda, Leondra, Leondrea, Leone, Leonela, Leonia, Leonie, Leonine, Leontina, Leorah, Leota, Leowna, Letoya, Levona, Lexandra, Leyna, Lienor, Liora, Lona, Lonna, Lora, Lorra, Lowra, Medora, Meliora, Menora, Nehora, Noora, Onnora, Ornora (see Onora), Sonora, Teodora, Vannora and Zondra. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leonora.

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