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


Elinor is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Elinor?

Elinor is a variant of the name Eleanor. Eleanor 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 Elinor mean?

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

Pronunciation of Elinor

Variants of the name Elinor

Ellinor Élinor

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Popularity of the name Elinor

The name Elinor is ranked #2633 overall.

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