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Gender: F Origin of Lenore: German variation of Leonora, Italian derivative of Eleonora, meaning unknown

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.

Famous People Named Lenore

Lenore Skenazy, American journalist and author
Sutton Lenore Foster, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Lenore

A poem by Edgar Allan Poe
Also appears in Poe's "The Raven" as the lost love of the narrator
Gottfried August Burger's German ballad "Lenore"
Lenore La Verne, stage name of Elly Chiply (actress, who marries Harold Westbrook) in the Edna Ferber novel "Show Boat" (1926)
Washing powder called Lenore
In a children's fable called "Many Moons," the little girl is named Lenore
Lenore Case, Cameron Diaz's character in the 2011 movie "The Green Hornet"

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