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). 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.
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.Creative forms:
(female) Elnor, ..
(male) Eliear, Elinan, .. Middle name pairings:
Elinor Annika (E.A.), ..
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)
Elinor reached its peak position of #269 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is presently at #1413. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Aline, Elaina (#291 the previous year), Elaine (#673), Elana (#1522), Eleanor (#60), Eleanora (#1468), Eleanore, Elena (#106), Eleni (#1595), Elenor, Elenora, Elenore, Eleonora, Eleonore, Elinore, Ellinor, Elna, Elnora, Elora (#963), Helen (#419) and Leonor are the prominent related forms of Elinor (#1413 the previous year). These relations of Elinor were at the top of their popularity a century ago (usage of 5.72%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.68%, ▼88%), with forms such as Aline becoming less stylish. Elaina, Elena and Elora are three of the more trendy names for newborns among these.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Dior, Edin, Edina, Edlin, Egina, Eigr (see Eigra), Eilin, Eimer, Eir, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elanie, Elanit, Elanna, Eldora, Elene, Elenyi, Eleora, Eli, Elia, Elian, Eliane, Elianne, Elice, Elida, Elidi, Elidia, Eliese, Eligia, Elika, Elin, Elina, Elinda, Eline, Elined, Eliora, Eliorah, Elisee, Elish, Elisha▼, Elissa, Elita, Eliz, Eliza▲, Elizah, Elize, Ellina, Elliora, Ellon, Elmina, Elon, Elona, Elonna, Eluned, Elvina, Elvine, Elvinia, Emina, Eminta, Erinn, Erinna, Erinne, Erlina, Erlinda, Erline, Evline, Gaenor, Gaynor, Leanor, Lenor, Limor, Lior, Nanor and Ninor. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elinor.See names in meaning and etymology.