Leora: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Leora

Leora

Pronunciation: lay-OHR-ə (key)

Origin of the name Leora:

Hebrew name meaning "the light is mine."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Liora

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Comments and insights on the name Leora: | Edit

Really pretty name. It's uncommon, yet intuitively pronounceable.

I've only encountered it pronounced lee-OHR-(schwa), while Laura has listed it as lay-OHR-(schwa). So perhaps it's not so intuitively pronounceable.

My Name is prounced Lee-or-a. Spelt Leora, It never fails, to prounces my name incorrecty.

Personal experiences with the name Leora: | Edit

My grandmother's name, after her father, Leo.
She pronounced Lee-or-uh, not Lay-or-a.
I think it's beautiful and unusual, feminine, but not too frilliana.
An Israeli friend of mine has informed me that it sounds "old" and that Leor is the more modern version there (more evidence of the using boys names for girls trend).

This is my daughter's name & mothers. It is not unusual name in Israel for girls. Meaning is closer to "one who gives light." It was popular in the USA in the 1930s btw.

I was named after my Grandmother, whom I never got the chance to meet, but very fortunate to glady have her name:)Her background was English, Idiana and Irish. Not exactly sure, what made her parents decision to name her Leora.

This is my sisters name. She also pronounces it Lee-or-ah. But she has never really gone by this name. Apparently when she and my brother were little he had trouble saying it and it was coming out Lori. So from then she has always been known as Lori.

Nicknames for Leora: | Edit

Lee, Le Le, Leah, Leah Girl, Lori

Meanings and history of the name Leora: | Edit

I've seen in books and online the origin Of Leora is, Hebrew, Italian and Greek. So I really don't know where it originated from.

Has Hebrew roots from the male name Lior. It means "my light".

Famous real-life people named Leora: | Edit

Leora Dana, American film and stage actress.

Leora in song, story & screen: | Edit

Leora is the main character in the novel "In the Image" by Dara Horn.

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