♀ Name Eleanor – origin, meaning & pronunciation of the name Eleanor

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Eleanor is a ♀ female name.

Origin of Eleanor

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

Meaning of 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 Greek “eleos” = compassion/mercy) and “God is my light” (from Arabic “ellinor”). Deriving from Helen, Eleanor means “torch”, “beautiful”, “light”, “bright” and “shining”.

Pronunciation of Eleanor

Alternate spelling of Eleanor

Eléanor Éleanor Éléanor

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