Meaning and name origin
Elinor \e-li-nor\ as a girl's name is of Old French, Old German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Elinor is "other, foreign". Elinor is a variant of Eleanor (Old French, Old German): from an Old French respelling of the Provenšal name Alienor, from German ali, though sometimes it is taken as a variant of Helen.
Elinor has 21 variant forms: Aleanor, Alenor, Aleonore, Allinor, Eileanoir, Elanor, Eleanore, Elenor, Elenore, Eleonor, Eleonore, Elianore, Elienore, Elinore, Elleanor, Ellenor, Ellenore, Elleonor, Elliner, Ellinor, Ellinore.
Elinor is a very popular first name for females (#798 out of 4276, Top 19%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Elinor for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elinor and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eleanor (#78), Helen (#404), Ellinor, Elinore, Eleanore, Elenor and Elinor. (2014 statistics).