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Elinor - Meaning Of Elinor, What Does Elinor Mean?

 
 
   
 
 
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Elinor Meaning

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What does Elinor mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Elinor is of English origin.

The meaning of Elinor is "light".  

Elinor is generally used as a girl's name. It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced E-li-nor.

In the U.S. in 2013, it ranked 1710  in baby name popularity for girls with 120 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Elinor Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Elinor has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Elinor to other names.

 
   

Elinor is a variant spelling of Eleanor.

The name Eleanor is derived from the French form of the Provencal name Alienor.

The name Eleanor is derived from the French form of the Provencal name Alienor. One of the most famous and first users of the name was Eleanor of Aquitaine (12th century). She was named Aenor after her mother, and was called by the Provençal phrase alia Aenor "the other Aenor" in order to distinguish her from her mother.

Eleanor of Aquitaine (Aliénor d’Aquitaine, 1122 - 1204) inherited her father's domain when she succeeded him as suo jure Duchess of Aquitaine and Countess of Poitiers at the age of fifteen. She was Queen to two kings, King Louis VII of France and King Henry II of  England, and the mother of Richard the Lionheart and King John.

Unusual for the time she actively participated in affairs of state during the reigns of both of her husbands and her two sons which became Kings. She even accompanied her husband King Louis VII on the Second Crusade (1147 - 1149).

By virtue of her own wealth and her marriages to both King Louis VII of France and King Henry II of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.

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Elinor has the diminutives (nicknames) Elea, Ellee, Elli, Ellie, Elly, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly.

   
Would you like to fingerspell the name Elinor in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Elinor in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Elinor in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Elinor Numerology page.

Elinor Numerology
Elinor in Hieroglyhics
Elinor in Nautical Flags
English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.

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