Elinor - girls name

Elinor name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 80%

Elinor name meaning:

The name Elinor is derived from the Greek name Helen, meaning "bright, shining light" or "torchbearer." It is often associated with traits such as intelligence, wisdom, and leadership. Elinor is a variant of the name Eleanor, which gained popularity in the Middle Ages and was borne by several queens and noblewomen throughout history.

Girls named Elinor are often seen as strong, independent, and confident individuals. They are known for their ability to bring light into the lives of those around them, whether it be through their intelligence, kindness, or unique talents. Elinors are often natural-born leaders, capable of guiding and inspiring others. They are known for their analytical and logical thinking, which enables them to solve problems efficiently.

Overall, the name Elinor carries connotations of brightness, intelligence, and leadership. It represents a girl who is determined, compassionate, and possesses a strong sense of self. Elinors are often seen as beacons of light, guiding others towards success and happiness.

Origin: English

Shining light. Variant of Helen.

Related names

Helen , Aleen , Aleena , Alena , Alene, Aline , Allena, Allene, Calina, Eileen , Elaina , Elan , Elayna , Eleonora , Eleonore , Elinor , Ellaine, Ellayne, Elleen, Ellena , Ellene, Ellyn , Elynn, Helaine, Helena , Helene, Helli, Kirochka, Leana , Leann, Leanna , Leeann, Leeanne, Leianna, Leyda, Loyda, Lyda, Olena, Yalenchka, Yalens, Yelena

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Overall UK ranking: 1128 out of 5581

30 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1490)

Historical popularity of Elinor

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