Lenore
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
lə-NAWR
Meaning
Sympathy, compassion
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Lenore is a diminutive of Eleanor. Eleanor most likely originates in Greek language and means "sympathy, compassion". Some sources also suggest a Latin origin and the meaning "one who heals". Eleanor was the name of several queens, as well as princesses. The most famous bearer in history was probably Eleanor of Aquitaine, the queen consort of France and England in the 12th century. More recently, the name was popularized by Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States. Lenore was the name of one of the main characters in the poem The Raven, written by Edgar Allan Poe.

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Lenore Kasdorf - actress
Lenore Raphael - jazz artist

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