Eleanor - girls name

Eleanor name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Eleanor name meaning:

The name Eleanor is derived from the Old French name "Aliénor," which itself is a variant of the Provençal name "Aliénor." The name is composed of elements "alia," meaning "other" or "foreign," and "nor," meaning "honor" or "desire." Therefore, the name Eleanor can be interpreted to mean "the other honor" or "the foreign desire."

Eleanor has a rich history and has been borne by several notable figures throughout time. It gained popularity in the Middle Ages and was particularly associated with Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most powerful and influential women of her time. She was the Queen Consort of both France and England, known for her intelligence, political skills, and patronage of the arts.

The name Eleanor has a sense of elegance and sophistication, and it carries a regal and noble aura. It can be seen as a representation of strength, intelligence, and beauty. It is a timeless name that has stood the test of time and remains a classic choice for parents seeking a name with historical significance and cultural richness.

Origin: Greek


Related names

Eleanor , Eilionoir, Eleanora , Elena , Elie , Ellen , Ellie , Elnora, Leonor , Leonore, Nelida, Norah

Other girls names beginning with E


Overall UK ranking: 55 out of 5581

915 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (52)
  • Wales (77)
  • Scotland (126)

Historical popularity of Eleanor

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