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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 Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "Big CAF with Generations and Occupations".

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

Pop Culture References for the name Leora

Leora Tozer, wife in "Arrowsmith"
Leora Watts, prostitute in "Wise Blood"
Leora Hayward, character on "All My Children"

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?