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


Eleonore is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Eleonore?

The name Eleonore goes back to Eleanor of Aquitaine, a queen in the 12th century, former spelling: Aliénor. Eleonore is of Old Provençal, Arabic and Greek origin and derived from the name Helen.

What does the name Eleonore mean?

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

Pronunciation of Eleonore

Variants of the name Eleonore

Eléonore Éléonore

Popularity of the name Eleonore

The name Eleonore is ranked #1636 overall.

Eleonore in the Top 50 Names

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