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


Eleanore is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Eleanore?

Eleanore is a French and English variant of the name Eleanor, which 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 Eleanore mean?

Eleanore 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, Eleanore means “merciful” (from ancient Greek “éleos/ἔλεος” = compassion/mercy) and “God is my light” (from Arabic “Aḷḷāhu nūrī/أَلْلّٰهُ نُورِي”). Deriving from Helen, Eleanore means “torch”, “beautiful”, “light”, “bright” and “shining”.

Pronunciation of Eleanore

Variants of the name Eleanore

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Popularity of the name Eleanore

The name Eleanore is ranked #1934 overall.

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