The name Eleanor means Of Unknown Meaning and is of French origin. Eleanor is a name that's been used by parents who are considering baby names for girls.
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.
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