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Gender: Female Origin of Leonore: German short form of Eleanor

The name Leonore is a girl's name of German origin. Leonore and is often added to lists like Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

Leonore is a melodic variation of the wide range of names related to Eleanor and, via a different root, Leonie that are so stylish throughout Europe right now and bound for greater visibility in the U.S. The name of one of the little princesses of Sweden, Leonore carries the gravity of Eleanor with more quirky charm.

The only downside: Spelling and pronunciation confusion given so many similar variations, from Lenora to Leonie to Eleanora and onward.

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Famous People Named Leonore

Leonore Cohn Annenberg, American businesswoman and diplomat
Leonore Lemmon, American socialite
Leonore Goldschmidt, German educator
Leonore Harris, American actress
Leonore Marie Irene Enrica (b. 2006), Countess of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg; daughter of Prince Constantijn
Leonore Lilian Maria Bernadotte (b. 2014), Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland; daughter of Princess Madeleine

Pop Culture References for the name Leonore

Leonore, main character in Beethoven's only opera "Fidelio"