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What does Ellinor mean?

Ellinor Pronunciation of Ellinor [elli-nor] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and Ellinor means "other, foreign; sun ray". Ellinor is a variant form of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Ellinor is also a derivative of Helen (Greek).

Associated with: greek, sun.


Ellinor has 21 variants: Aleanor, Alenor, Aleonore, Allinor, Eileanoir, Elanor, Eleanore, Elenor, Elenore, Eleonor, Eleonore, Elianore, Elienore, Elinor, Elinore, Elleanor, Ellenor, Ellenore, Elleonor, Elliner and Ellinore.

17 more related forms via Eleanor, Helen: Elaina, Elaine, Eleanora, Elenora, Eleonora, Elianora, Elienora, Elleanora, Ellen, Ellene, Ellenora, Elli, Ellie, Ellin, Ellyn, Elnora and Hellenor.

Creative forms:
(female) Edlinor, Erlinor, ..

(male) Ellier, Ellinio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ellinor Kristen (E.K.), ..

How popular is Ellinor?

Ellinor is an uncommon given name for females. Ellinor is a unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ellinor reached its highest position of #66 in Sweden in 1999, and is at #79 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellinor name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellinor outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Ellie (#47 from recent data), Eleanor (#60), Elaina (#291), Helen (#419), Elaine (#673), Ellen (#705), Elinor (#1413), Eleanora (#1468), Elli, Ellyn, Elnora, Ellene, Eleonore, Elenor, Eleanore, Elenora, Elenore, Eleonora and Elinore are the popular alternative forms of Ellinor appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Ellinore, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Ellinor was common in the 1920s (adoption of 5.8%) and has become significantly diminished since (adoption 0.9%, 85%), with versions like Elinor becoming somewhat outmoded. Helen has historically been preferred by parents, though Elaina has grown trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elaina, Elaine, Eleanor, Eleanora, Eleanore in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elenor, Elenora, Elenore, Eleonora, Eleonore in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elinor, Elinore, Ellen, Ellene, Elli in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellie, Ellyn, Elnora, Helen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellinor, Elaine, Eleanor, Ellen, Ellie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Edlin, Edlinn, Edlinna, Eilin, Elain, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elin, Elina, Elinda, Eline, Elined, Eliora, Ellaine, Ellan, Ellane, Ellena, Elleora, Ellia, Elliana, Ellice, Ellina, Elliora, Ellis, Ellisha, Ellissa, Ellita, Elliza, Ellon, Ellona, Elmina, Elvina, Elvine, Elvinia, Elzina, Erlina, Erlinda, Erline, Erlinia, Evlin, Evline and Ninor. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ellinor.

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