Popularity:10040
Origin:French
Other Origin(s):Greek, Latin
Meaning:Compassion; Light; Honor
As feminine names go, Lanora is part of a noble pedigree, sharing its pedestal with a litany of high-born titles. The first is the beloved French name Eleanor, or Aliénor, often translated as “light” or “compassion.” In its multitude of variations, Eleanor has been the name of many notable noble women throughout the centuries, not least of all Eleanor of Aquitaine—once one of Western Europe’s wealthiest and most powerful women. Nora is a close second. Determined as a short form of the name Honora, Nora comes from the Latin honorius, which of course, means “honor.” Basking in the glow of such company, Lanora’s breaks new ground as a most commendable title, embodying tender-heartedness, integrity, and brilliance in one sweep.
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