US Popularity:4456
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Old North; Light
Honor any Eleanors or Eleanoras in your life by choosing the feminine name Lenore. If you picture the newest addition to your family being a bright and positive presence in your life, the possible Greek origin and meaning of “light,” from Helen, definitely ignites the right match. Or you could go in the opposite direction and take some of the name's more Gothic connections into account. Eleanor derives from the Old French Alienòr_,_ meaning “old North.” _“Lenore” is the name of a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, as well as a character in “The Raven,”_ so this moniker is perfect for any baby with a flair for the dramatic.

Lenore Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Lenore is currently #2749 on The Bump
Girl:Lenore is currently #1216 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Lenore is currently #4456 in U.S. births
Girl:Lenore is currently #1650 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 183
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Lenore

  • Behind the Name, Lenore, November 2019

  • Behind the Name, Eleanor, May 2020

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lanksy, pg. 202

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