What does Elinor mean?
Elinor /eli-nor/ as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the name Elinor means "other, foreign; sun ray". Elinor is a variant form of Eleanor (Old French, Old German) with the prefix Eli-. Elinor is also a form of Helen (Greek).
Elinor▼ has 21 variants: Aleanor, Alenor, Aleonore, Allinor, Eileanoir, Elanor, Eleanore▼, Elenor, Elenore, Eleonor, Eleonore, Elianore, Elienore, Elinore▼, Elleanor, Ellenor, Ellenore, Elleonor, Elliner, Ellinor and Ellinore.
Elinor▼ has 21 more different relations via Eleanor, Helen: Aline▼, Elaina▲, Elaine▼, Elana, Eleanora▼, Elen, Elena▲, Eleni, Elenora▼, Eleonora, Elianora, Elienora, Ellenora, Ellin, Elna▼, Elnora▼, Elora, Elyn, Enora, Leonor▼ and Lienor.Kreatif forms: Elinorra, Elionor, Elnor. [more]
How popular is Elinor?
Elinor is a very popular first name for females (#798 out of 4276, Top 19%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Elinor for girls. Elinor reached its peak position of #267 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Aline, Elaina (#281 the previous year), Elaine (#654), Eleanor (#78), Eleanora, Eleanore, Elena (#121), Elenor, Elenora, Eleonora, Elinore, Ellinor, Elna, Elnora, Helen (#404) and Leonor are the prominent related forms of Elinor. These relations of Elinor were at the top of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.457%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.204%, ▼55%), with forms such as Elinore, Elna, Elnora, Helen and Leonor becoming somewhat outmoded. Elaina, Eleanor and Elena are three of the more trendy names for newborns among these, with Eleanor having a resurgence in popularity. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Elinor and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)