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What does Leora mean?

Leora Pronunciation of Leora as a girls' name is pronounced lee-OR-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Leora is "compassion; light". Diminutive of Eleanor. Also form of Helen. Also form of Leonora.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, compassion (gracious), light


VARIANTS Leeora, Leorah, Liora

RELATIONS VIA ELEANOR Elenora, Elnora, Elora, Enora, Leanora, Lena, Lenora, Lenore, Leonor, Leonora, Leonore, Lina, Nelda, Nora, Norah, Nore

(female) Leera, ..

(male) Leorai, ..

Leora Mylee (L.M.), ..

How popular is Leora?

Leora is a very popular first name for women (#1129 out of 4276, Top 26%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Leora reached its highest position of #380 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is at #1680 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Leora (#1680 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) are Eleanor (#32), Elenora, Elnora, Elora (#724), Helen (#413), Leanora, Lena (#301), Lenora (#1218), Lenore, Leonor, Leonora, Leonore, Lina (#760), Nelda, Nora (#30) and Norah (#140). Usage of these relations of Leora was well-received among parents in the 1910s (USAGE OF 4.35%) and is now much reduced (USAGE 0.97%, 77.7% LESS), with versions like Helen becoming less fashionable. Elora, Nora and Norah are three of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leora, Eleanor, Elenora, Elnora, Elora in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Helen, Leanora, Lena, Lenora, Lenore in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leonor, Leonora, Leonore, Lina, Nelda in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Leora is pronounced similarly to Lara, Larae, Laray, Lari, Larra, Laura, Lauri, Lawra, Lira, Liri, Lora, Lorah, Loree, Lorey, Lori, Lorie, Lorra, Lorrae, Lorri, Lorry, Lory, Lowra, Lura, Lyra and Lyria. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adora, Cera, Debora, Debra, Dedra, Delora, Deora, Derora, Devora, Eleora, Fiora, Flora, Keera, Keira, Lavra, Leela, Leeor, Leeza, Legra, Leida, Leila, Lenor, Lenorr, Lenorra, Leoda, Leodora, Leola, Leona, Leonara, Leondra, Leoni, Leonia, Leota, Lesia, Letta, Lexia, Leyda, Leyna, Lior, Lorna, Menora, Nedra, Neera, Petra, Rora, Sebra, Temora, Tesora, Tora and Velora. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leora.

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