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Gender: Female

The name Leonor is a girl's name of Spanish origin. Leonor and is often added to lists like Royal Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

Spanish variation of Leona.

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Famous People Named Leonor

Leonor de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Ortiz, Princess of Asturias (b. 2005), daughter of King Felipe VI and heiress presumptive of Spain
Leonor Telles de Meneses, queen consort of Ferdinand I of Portugal
Leonor Fini, Argentine painter
Leonor Elizabeth Ceballos Watling, Spanish actress and singer
Leonor Varela Pilme, Chilean actress
Leonor Kretzer Sullivan, U.S. Congresswoman from Missouri
Leonor Rivera–Kipping, “lover by correspondence” of Philippine national hero José Rizal
Leonor Oyarzún Ivanovic, First Lady of Chile as wife of President Patricio Aylwin
Leonor Maia (born Maria da Conceição de Vasconcelos), Portuguese actress
Leonor López de Córdoba, Spanish memoirist, adviser and confidant of Queen Catalina of Castile
Leonor Gonzalez Mina, Afro-Colombian singer

Pop Culture References for the name Leonor

Leonor Greyl, beauty company


cabosanmucus Says:


Definitely better when pronounced the Spanish way leo nor instead of the English way lenn or which I find quite ugly.

caetano Says:


its the portuguese variant of Eleanor, and its SUPER popular in Portugal (currently #2).

caetano Says:


portuguese variant of Eleanor, not Leona...

SimoneKadele Says:


This is actually the Spanish version of Eleanor. I don't know about Leona; it could be that as well.

scblovesnames Says:


Can't nameberry just describe the name history of each name? Princess Leonor of Spain is a notable modern bearer.

mother_dragons Says:


It is the Spanish version of Eleanor- well, kind of. Eleanor in Spanish is Eleonora, and that transitioned to Leonor (or that's what I've heard). Either way, it can't be the Spanish version of Leona since that's already a word in Spanish- "lioness"

OpheliaFlora Says:


Lovely Name, one of my favourites. It's a Spanish and Portuguese name and very popular in the latter country. However I think it is a version of Eleanor / Eleonore instead of Leona.