Italian short for Eleanor.
Derives from the Occitan name Aliénor and it is associated with the Greek name “Ελένη”, Helenē.
Sources mention that the name may be from the Germanic name with first element “ali”, meaning other, foreign.
Composers L. Beethoven, G. Verdi and F. Paer, used Leonora for their opera’s character.
Other forms of the name are Eleanor, Lora, Nora, Elinor, Norah, Lenore.
Famous bearers are Leonora Carrington, Leonora Ruffo.