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

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Elinor is a ♀ female name.

Origin of Elinor

Elinor is a variant of the name Eleanor. 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 Elinor

Elinor 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 Elinor

Alternate spelling of Elinor

Ellinor Élinor

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