Eleanor is a ♀ girl’s name.
The name Eleanor derived from Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of the 12th century, original spelling was Aliénor. Eleanor is of Old Provençal, Arabic and Greek origin and derived from the name Helen.
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”.
The name Eleanor is ranked #866 overall.
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