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

Leora Origin and Meaning

The name Leora is a girl's name of Hebrew, Greek origin meaning "light".

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

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Pop Culture References for the name Leora

Liorit, Leeora, Leorit, Liora, Leorah


mill1020 Says:


I like this.

Daiseymae Says:


Leora was a character on "All My Children"

Lichen Craig Says:


It's Lee OR uh. My grandmother was named this. Everyone called her Leo. Middle name was Belle.

SimoneKadele Says:


I think you could.

scblovesnames Says:


14 days ago? It's felt longer then that since I looked at this name. Well I'm back 14 days later looking at it again. I like it. It is so pretty. Leora was a name I said I'd use for a girl a while ago, as I said, after I read that book I have. I think it is really a big contender now. Leora is just very pretty, sounds like a long name but isn't.

scblovesnames Says:


I found this name in a book about the Parable of the Ten Virgins, in it the author told the story and named all of them and this was one of the names. I forgot about this till I saw it on the list about vintage names. So beautiful.

Waverly123 Says:


I adore Leora. And I actually pronounce it Lee-or-uh but didn't notice the difference between that and Lee-oh-rah until it was pointed out. LOVE LEORA! Not a fan of the "more modern" Liora.

janeseemore Says:


Lee-oh-rah? No. Lee-OR-uh.

Waverly123 Says:


Lee-oh-rah for sure.

grackym Says:


I don't see how this name is considered dated?

faithnamer Says:


Would it be possible to pronounce this lay-oh-rah, or would everyone pronounce it like lee-oh-rah?