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


Eleanor is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the 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 Provençal, Arabic and Greek origin and derived from the name Helen.

What does the name Eleanor mean?

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 #866 overall.

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