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MeaningFeminine version of "God is gracious" and unknown
Region of originGerman
Other names
Related namesHanna

Hannelore [ˈhanəˌloːʁə] is a German female given name, which is a combination of two names:[1]

  • Hanne, a German and Dutch diminutive or short form of Johanna, itself a feminized form of Iohannes (i.e. John), which means God is gracious.[2]
  • Lore, the German short form or diminutive of Eleanore, (i.e. Eleanor), a likely variant of the Latin Aenor, which is an old Germanic name of unknown meaning.[3] There is an Occitan phrase "alia Aenor" meaning the other Aenor and used to distinguish a daughter with the same name of her mother. This became "Eleanore" in Old English.[4]

There is also a variant of the name "Hannalora."[5]

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  1. ^ "Meaning, origin and history of the name Hannelore".
  2. ^ "Meaning, origin and history of the name Hanne (1)".
  3. ^ "Meaning, origin and history of the name Aenor".
  4. ^ "Meaning, origin and history of the name Eleonore".
  5. ^ Lora, is a variant of Laura and also used as a diminative of Eleonra or Loreedana in the Italian.
    Laura is a female given name in Latin Europe, Western Europe and North America whose meaning ("bay laurel") translates to "victor", and an early hypocorism from Laurel and Lauren.
    The name Laura is the feminized form of laurus, Latin for "bay laurel plant", which in the Greco-Roman era was used as a symbol of victory, honor or fame. The name represents the embodiment of victory and strength. The name Daphne, derived from Ancient Greek, carries the same meaning.
    Examples of that name in use include, but not limited to: