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Gender: Female Origin of Lenore: German variation of Leonora, Italian derivative of Eleonora, meaning unknown Meaning of Leonora: Italian diminutive of Eleonora or Eleanor, meaning unknown

The name Lenore is a girl's name of German, Greek origin. Lenore and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Girls' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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A "modernization" of Leonora that has suddenly come back on the radar along with the many other Leo names--both male and female. With literary cred via a famous eponymous poem by Edgar Allan Poe (and also in his even more famous The Raven,) Lenore was steadily in the top half of the popularity list until the mid-fifties, falling off in 1973. Cameron Diaz played a Lenore in The Green Hornet.

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Famous People Named Lenore

Lenore Skenazy, American journalist and author
Lenore LaFount Romney, actress and mother of American politician Mitt Romney
Lenore Elizabeth Zann, American actress
Lenore Tawney (born Leonora Agnes Gallagher), American fiber artist
Lenore Guinzberg Marshall, American poet
Sutton Lenore Foster, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Lenore

"Lenore," poem by E.A. Poe
Lenore, also mentioned in Poe's "The Raven" as the lost love of the narrator
"Lenore, The Cute Little Dead Girl," black comedy comic series created by Roman Dirge; inspired by Poe
"Lenore," German ballad by Gottfried August Burger
Lenore La Verne, stage name of Elly Chiply (actress, who marries Harold Westbrook) in the Edna Ferber novel "Show Boat" (1926)
Lenore, character in children's book "Many Moons" by James Thurber
Lenore Case, character in the 2011 movie "The Green Hornet"
Lenore washing powder

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