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pinWhat does Eleanor mean?

Eleanor /elean-or/ as a girls' name is pronounced EL-a-nor. It is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Eleanor is "other, foreign".

From an Old French respelling of the Provenšal name Alienor, from German ali, though sometimes it is taken as a variant of Helen. May also derive from Greek eleos meaning "compassion". Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (12th century) was heiress to a large part of France, wife of two kings and mother of two more (Richard the Lionhearted and John). Her powerful personality, intelligence, and energy made her unique then. Literary: Jane Austen's Elinor Dashwood in "Sense and Sensibility". First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt; Italian actress Eleonora Duse; actress Elinor Donahue; women's rights activist Eleanor Smeal.


pinVariations

Eleanor has 78 variants: Aleanor, Alenor, Aleonore, Aline, Allinor, Eileanoir, Eileen, El, Elaine, Elanor, Eleanora, Eleanore, Elen, Elena, Eleni, Elenor, Elenora, Elenore, Eleonor, Eleonora, Eleonore, Elianora, Elianore, Elienora, Elienore, Elinor, Elinore, Ella, Elladine, Elle, Elleanor, Elleanora, Ellen, Ellene, Ellenor, Ellenora, Ellenore, Elleonor, Elli, Ellie, Ellin, Elliner, Ellinor, Ellinore, Elly, Ellyn, Elna, Elnora, Elora, Elyn, Enora, Heleanor, Heleanor, Helen, Helena, Helene, Helenora, Leanora, Lena, Lenora, Lenore, Leonor, Leonora, Leonore, Leora, Lina, Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nelley, Nelli, Nellie, Nelly, Nonnie, Nora, Norah, Nore and Norina.

Related girl names: Elodie, Elvira and Ronelle.

Eleanor has 3 more alternative forms via Helen: Elana, Ileana and Lienor.

Kreatif forms: Elnor, Elonor. [more]

pinHow popular is Eleanor?

Eleanor is a very popular first name for women (#148 out of 4276, Top 3%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Eleanor for girls. Eleanor reached its peak rank of #29 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is currently at #78. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eleanor name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eleanor outside U.S.

Aline, Eileen (#711 from current records), Elaine (#654), Eleanora, Eleanore, Elena (#121), Elenor, Elenora, Eleonora, Elinor, Elinore, Ella (#17), Elle (#395), Ellen (#656), Ellie (#55), Ellinor, Elna, Elnora, Elvira, Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Helene, Ileana, Lena (#279), Lenora, Lenore, Leonor, Leonora, Leonore, Leora, Lina (#767), Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly, Nora (#49) and Norah (#163) are the prominent alternative forms of Eleanor (#78 from current records) listed in the Top 1000. These forms of Eleanor were at the top of their popularity in the 1910s (adoption of 0.513%) and are somewhat less common today (adoption 0.235%, 54%). Helen is a constant favorite, though Ella is currently more regularly used, while forms like Ellen have become less popular.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Aline, Eileen, Elaine, Eleanora in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eleanore, Elena, Elenor, Elenora, Eleonora in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elinor, Elinore, Ella, Elle, Ellen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ellie, Elna, Elnora, Elvira, Helen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Helena, Helene, Ileana, Lena, Lenora in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lenore, Leonor, Leonora, Leonore, Leora in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lina, Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nellie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nelly, Nora, Norah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Elaine, Ella, Elle, Ellen outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellie, Ellinor, Elvira, Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nellie, Nora outside U.S.


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Suggested similar baby names are Eilean, Elan, Elanah, Elane, Elanie, Elanit, Elanna, Eleana, Eleanna, Elease, Eleasha, Eleen, Eleena, Elegance, Elene, Elenyi, Eleora, Elian, Eliana, Eliane, Elianna, Elianne, Elkana, Elkanah, Elkanna, Ellan, Ellane, Elyana, Gaenor, Leanor, Lenor and Nanor. These names tend to be less commonly used than Eleanor.

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