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Name: Eleanor


Meaning

This French name was introduced to the British culture during the 12th century AD, when King Henry II married Eleanor of Aquitaine. It means one who is full of light and is a torch bearer. Eleanor Roosevelt was an American diplomat and politician, and also the longest-serving First Lady of the United States of America. Eleanor Audley was a popular American actress and voice artist.Eleanor most likely originates in Greek language and means "sympathy, compassion". Some sources also suggest a Latin origin and the meaning "one who heals". Eleanor was the name of several queens, as well as princesses. The most famous bearer in history was probably Eleanor of Aquitaine, the queen consort of France and England in the 12th century. More recently, the name was popularized by Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States.

Gender

Girl

Origin/Usage

Greek

Pronunciation of Eleanor

EL-ə-nawr

Also Spelled Like...

Elinor, Eleonor, Eleanore, Elenora, Eleanora, Elnora, Ella, Ellie, Ellinor, Lenore

Famous Eleanor

Eleanor Abrams - artist
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Eleanor Clift - journalist
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Eleanor Gates - writer
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Eleanor Powell - actress
Eleanor Roosevelt - First Lady
Eleanor Smeal - activist
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