Name Eléanor – origin and meaning

Eléanor is a female name.

Origin of Eléanor

The name Eléanor derived from Eleonore of Aquitaine, queen of the 12th century, original spelling was Aliénor.

Meaning of Eléanor

Eléanor means “foreign”, “the other one” (from Latin “ali”) or “the compassionate one” (from Greek “eleos”) or “God is my light” (from Arabic “ellinor”).

Alternate spelling

Eleanor Éleanor Éléanor


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