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Leonora Meaning and Origin

Leonora is a girl’s name of Italian origin, meaning “light.” It can be derived from the Latin name “Leonora,” which is the feminine form of “Leonorus” or “Leonore,” meaning “lion.” It can also be traced back to the Greek name “Eleonora,” derived from “eleos,” meaning “mercy” or “compassion.” The name Leonora has been popularized by literary works and artistic expressions. For example, Beethoven composed a piano trio called “Leonore” as part of his opera “Fidelio,” featuring a strong and courageous female protagonist named Leonore. Variations of the name Leonora exist in different languages and cultures. Some variations include Eleonora, Lenore, Leonor, Leonore, Eleanora, and Eleonore. 

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