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Gender: Female Meaning of Leora: "light" Origin of Leora: Diminutive of Eleanor, or Hebrew and Greek

The name Leora is a girl's name of Hebrew, Greek origin meaning "light". Leora and is often added to lists like Southern Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

Somewhat dated Hebrew name that appears more modern when spelled Liora.

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Famous People Named Leora

Leora Dana, American actress
Leora Kornfeld, Canadian media personality
Leora Spellman, American vaudeville and silent film actress

Pop Culture References for the name Leora

Leora Tozer, wife in "Arrowsmith" (1925) by Sinclair Lewis
Leora Watts, prostitute in Flannery O'Connor's "Wise Blood" (1952)
Leora Hayward, character on TV soap "All My Children"

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