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

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Eleonore is a ♀ female name.

Origin of Eleonore

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

Meaning of Eleonore

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

Alternate spelling of Eleonore

Eléonore Éléonore

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