Leora

First Name
11k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Leora

"Leora" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Light". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

Possibly a variant of the modern Israeli name transliterated as Liora, from Hebrew "my light", or an American contraction of Leonora.

  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Leora

Leora Dana was an american film, tv, and stage actress. Her career lasted from 1956 to 1956. Leora was born on April 1st, 1923 in New York City, New York, U.S. She left this life on December 13th, 1983.

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Leora Spellman is a musical artist.

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Leora was born in 1959.

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Leora was born in 1952.

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How popular is the baby name Leora in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 28 28 0
1881 23 23 0
1882 29 29 0
1883 27 27 0
1884 26 26 0
1885 21 21 0
1886 33 33 0
1887 30 30 0
1888 40 40 0
1889 31 31 0
1890 51 51 0
1891 34 34 0
1892 47 47 0
1893 51 51 0
1894 62 62 0
1895 56 56 0
1896 49 49 0
1897 61 61 0
1898 58 58 0
1899 59 59 0
1900 71 71 0
1901 70 70 0
1902 69 69 0
1903 80 80 0
1904 85 85 0
1905 62 62 0
1906 88 88 0
1907 64 64 0
1908 81 81 0
1909 99 99 0
1910 104 104 0
1911 121 121 0
1912 134 134 0
1913 150 150 0
1914 162 162 0
1915 223 223 0
1916 243 243 0
1917 233 227 6
1918 235 235 0
1919 247 247 0
1920 214 214 0
1921 255 255 0
1922 245 245 0
1923 215 215 0
1924 252 252 0
1925 218 218 0
1926 211 211 0
1927 212 212 0
1928 171 171 0
1929 172 172 0
1930 154 154 0
1931 154 154 0
1932 146 146 0
1933 131 131 0
1934 122 122 0
1935 120 120 0
1936 120 120 0
1937 120 120 0
1938 120 120 0
1939 117 117 0
1940 94 94 0
1941 90 90 0
1942 107 107 0
1943 84 84 0
1944 85 85 0
1945 69 69 0
1946 74 74 0
1947 88 88 0
1948 68 68 0
1949 69 69 0
1950 88 88 0
1951 66 66 0
1952 71 71 0
1953 55 55 0
1954 47 47 0
1955 67 67 0
1956 65 65 0
1957 70 70 0
1958 63 63 0
1959 55 55 0
1960 62 62 0
1961 48 48 0
1962 56 56 0
1963 49 49 0
1964 48 48 0
1965 56 56 0
1966 36 36 0
1967 37 37 0
1968 33 33 0
1969 42 42 0
1970 34 34 0
1971 37 37 0
1972 32 32 0
1973 35 35 0
1974 30 30 0
1975 35 35 0
1976 31 31 0
1977 35 35 0
1978 40 40 0
1979 24 24 0
1980 44 44 0
1981 68 68 0
1982 33 33 0
1983 44 44 0
1984 32 32 0
1985 35 35 0
1986 36 36 0
1987 45 45 0
1988 35 35 0
1989 28 28 0
1990 42 42 0
1991 35 35 0
1992 37 37 0
1993 30 30 0
1994 38 38 0
1995 36 36 0
1996 32 32 0
1997 38 38 0
1998 50 50 0
1999 41 41 0
2000 56 56 0
2001 33 33 0
2002 45 45 0
2003 58 58 0
2004 55 55 0
2005 41 41 0
2006 52 52 0
2007 68 68 0
2008 51 51 0
2009 63 63 0
2010 76 76 0
2011 66 66 0
2012 71 71 0
2013 73 73 0
2014 82 82 0
2015 86 86 0
2016 94 94 0
2017 103 103 0

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Popularity of Leora as a first name

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Common last names for Leora

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
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  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Clark
  • Taylor
  • Allen

Fun Facts about the name Leora

  • What name lists does Leora rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Leora? Leora is the 2,341st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Leora have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,133 babies born with the first name Leora in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leora to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leora? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 28 new born babies.
  • When was Leora first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leora is Sunday, November 14th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Leora born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leora was in 1921 with a total of 255 babies.
  • Random Leora Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leora ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 13 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Leora: Your name in reverse order is Aroel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arole. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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