What does Elinor mean?
Elinor /eli-nor/ [3 sylls.] 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 transcription 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 21 more different forms 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 girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4571%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2036%, ▼55.4%), with forms such as Elinore, Elna, Elnora, Helen and Leonor becoming somewhat outmoded. Elaina (#281), Eleanor (#78) and Elena (#121) 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)