Lenore Name Meaning & Origin

Lenore

Pronunciation: lə-NOHR (key)

Origin of the name Lenore:

Short form of Elenore, a variant of Eleanora (light, torch, bright).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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I think it's a pretty name

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As a child, hardly anyone could pronounce my name correctly (even aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents) which was very aggravating, But as I have gotten older I love the uniqueness of the name.

I can't see why Lenore is so hard to pronounce. It sounds just like it's spelled!

It's my middle name and I love it. It's a family name, my mother and my grandmother are also Lenores. I really prefer it to my first name.

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Nora, Leni, Len, Nore, Lore, Lora, Norie, Lenny, Elle

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Lenore in song, story & screen: | Edit

Character in Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Raven'
'Lenore' comic book series by Roman Dirge
Edgar Allen Poe's poem "Lenore"
Character Bill's ex-wife on the TV show "King of the Hill"
The mermaid in the film "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid"
“Lenny” which is short for “Lenore” in the FX series ‘Legion’
“Lenore” in Dirty Grandpa portrayed by Aubrey Plaza

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