Name Eleanor Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Eleanor

966

Eleanor is a ♀ girl’s name.

Origin of the name Eleanor

The name Eleanor derived from Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of the 12th century, original spelling was Aliénor. Eleanor is of Old-Provencial, Arabic and Greek origin and derived from the name Helen.

What is the meaning of the name Eleanor?

Eleanor means “the other Aenor”, because in order to distinguish her from her mother Aenor, she was called alia Aenor / Aliénor (from Germanic “alja” = other). Besides, Eleanor means “merciful” (from ancient Greek “éleos/ἔλεος” = compassion/mercy) and “God is my light” (from Arabic “Aḷḷāhu nūrī/أَلْلّٰهُ نُورِي”). Deriving from Helen, Eleanor means “torch”, “beautiful”, “light”, “bright” and “shining”.

Pronunciation of Eleanor

Variants of the name Eleanor

Eléanor Éleanor Éléanor

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Popularity of the name Eleanor

The name Eleanor is ranked #966 overall.

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