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

Lenore Origin and Meaning

The name Lenore is a girl's name of German, Greek origin.

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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RoddyThlayli Says:


I agree with that.

Carol Says:


I have always loved this name, since I was young and read the Poe poem. My sis-in-law is considering the name Elenor (highly i think), are they too similar for cousins?

Ruanne Says:


And this is a perk, in my book.

RoddyThlayli Says:


My first thought is Edgar Allen Poe.

senseandsensibility Says:


The name sounds kind of soft to me. Eleonora or Leonora are very energetic comprared to Lenore, which is way calmer.