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Gender: Female Origin of Lenora: English, contracted form of Leonora Meaning of Leonora: Italian diminutive of Eleonora or Eleanor, meaning unknown

The name Lenora is a girl's name of English origin. Lenora and discussed in our forums with posts like "Olivia and Ian: A Brother - Sister Name Chain".

From the experts:

Used to be a modernized form of Leonora; now sounds more aged than the original.

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Famous People Named Lenora

Lenora Branch Fulani, American psychologist, activist and politician
Lenora Isabella Crichlow, English actress
Lenora Nemetz, American actress
Lenora Hume, Canadian film producer
Lenora Mattingly Weber, American novelist
Octavia Lenora Spencer, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Lenora

Lenora Tripp, character in movie "The Californians"
Lenora, character in "Beautiful" by Amy Reed
Lenora, normal-type gym leader in the video games Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
Lenora Wickstaff, character in children's novel "The Wish Giver"
Lenora, character in the musical "Cry-Baby"
Lenora Janeth, character in the Netflix series "Trollhunters"

Lennora, Lennorah, Lenorah


ceruleanstardust Says:


Reminds me of Lenora Crowley in "Letters to L.C" on HPFF. It is a lovely name and I'd definitely use Lennie like she did; Leo could work at a stretch as well.

abliss Says:


and we ended up naming our daughter Lenora in October :)

paulapuddephatt Says:


I don't agree that this name sounds "aged". Nora is trendy again, and to me, Nora as a short form of Lenora would be beautiful, and I like the name in full, also.

JenniferMcLucas Says:


This site needs to update it's info. I think Lenora is a beautiful name and it means "shinning light."

abliss Says:


This name is growing on me and I really like it now. I love the nn's Lena and Nora :)

SilverSky109 Says:


I really love this name! I'm very unimpressed by the info provided here on it, which is only someone's opinion that it sounds "more aged" than another name (an opinion, by the way, I heartily disagree with). As someone else said, a name's Nameberry info should not just be one snarky comment. I know an artist with this name and I think it's quite lovely and unique, not to mention easily pronounceable. I think it would be a beautiful choice!

MarisaRath Says:


I think it's lovely

Hydra Says:


Because that's how Nameberry is.

birchwood29 Says:


Why is there no info on this name here besides a snarky comment?