What does Elinor mean?
Elinor \e-li-nor\ as a name for girls is of Old French, Old German and Greek derivation, and the name Elinor means "other, foreign; sun ray". Elinor is a variant of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). 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 49 more different forms via Eleanor, Helen: Alene▼, Aline▼, Eilidh, El, Elaina, Elaine▼, Elana, Elayne, Eleanora▼, Elen, Elena, Eleni, Elenora▼, Eleonora, Elianora, Elienora, Ella, Elle, Elleanora, Ellee, Ellen▼, Ellene, Ellenora, Elli, Ellie, Ellin, Elly, Ellyn, Elna▼, Elnora▼, Elora, Elyn, Enora, Galina, Halina, Heleanor, Helenora, Helenore, Hellenor, Ilene▼, Ilona, Leanora, Lenora▼, Lenore▼, Leonor▼, Leonora▼, Leonore, Lienor and Lina▼.
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. during the years 1920-1929, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Alene, Aline, Eilidh, Elaina (#281 the previous year), Elaine (#654), Elayne, Eleanor (#78), Eleanora, Eleanore, Elena (#121), Elenor, Elenora, Eleonora, Elinore, Ella (#17), Elle (#395), Ellen (#656), Ellie (#55), Ellinor, Elna, Elnora, Helen (#404), Ilene, Lenora, Lenore, Leonor, Leonora, Leonore and Lina (#767) are the prominent related forms of Elinor. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4324%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2191%, down 49.3%), with forms such as Elna, Elnora, Helen, Ilene and Lenore becoming somewhat outmoded. The more fashionable girl names in this list are Elaina (#281), Eleanor (#78), Elena (#121), Elle (#395) and Ellie (#55), with Eleanor and Ellie 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)