The meaning of the name Eleanor is Of Unknown Meaning. The origin of the name Eleanor is French. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
The name Eleanor is derived from the 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. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is likely the most famous modern day Eleanor. Eleanor Parker was an American Actress as well 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.
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