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Meaning and name origin

Eleanor \e-lea-nor\ as a girl's 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.


Variations

Eleanor has 78 variant forms: 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, Nore, Norah and Norina.

For more information, see also related girl names Elodie, Elvira and Ronelle.


Popularity

Eleanor is a very popular first name for females (#148 out of 4276, Top 3%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Eleanor for girls. Eleanor reached its highest rank of #29 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Eleanor and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ella (#17), Nora (#49), Ellie (#55), Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121), Norah (#163), Lena (#279), Elle (#395), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Elaine (#654), Ellen (#656), Eileen (#711), Lina (#767), Lenore, Nellie, Nelly, Lenora, Leonor, Leonora, Nell, Nelle, Leora, Leonore, Nelda, Elna, Elenora, Eleonora, Elenor, Eleni, Eleanora, Eleanore, Elinor, Elinore, Elnora, Elvira, Aline, Elly, Ellinor and Helene. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aline, Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor, Eleanora, Eleanore, Elena, Elenor, Elenora, Eleonora in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elinor, Elinore, Ella, Elle, Ellen, Ellie, Elna, Elnora, Elvira, Helen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Helena, Helene, Lena, Lenora, Lenore, Leonor, Leonora, Leonore, Leora, Lina in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly, Nora, Norah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor, Elena, Eleni outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ella, Elle, Ellen, Ellie, Ellinor outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elly, Elvira, Helen, Helena, Lena outside U.S.

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

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