What is the meaning of the name Eleanor?

The name Eleanor is primarily a female name of French origin that has an unknown or unconfirmed meaning.

The name Eleanor is derived from the French Provençale name, Alienore. It also may come from Alia-Aenor or “the other Aenor.” Alternate spellings include Elenor, Elanor, and Eleanora. 

Famous Eleanors include Eleanor of Aquitaine who was the mother of Richard I and King John. Others include U.S. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and American actresses Eleanor Parker and Eleanor Powell.


Fictional characters named Eleanor include Ellie Arroway in Carl Sagan’s Contact, Eleanor Douglas in Eleanor & Park, and Ellie Gardner from J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings.

Different Spellings of the name Eleanor:

Elenor, Elanor, Eleanore

People who like the name Eleanor also like:

Charlotte, Amelia, Eloise, Violet, Evelyn, Penelope, Olivia, Oliver, Henry, Theodore, Liam, William, Owen, Benjamin

Names that sound like Eleanor:

Eleanora, Elinor, Elmarie, Elmer

Stats for the Name Eleanor

checkmark Eleanor is currently #24 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Eleanor is currently #22 in U.S. births

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Eleanor - Jet (band)
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Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
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Lady Eleanor - Lindisfarne
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