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Eleanora is a name that has recently come back into fashion after virtually disappearing for decades. This allows the name to not only feel unique, but also to feel like a classic. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning and Origin of the name Eleanora:

Eleanora is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning “shining light.”

Eleanora has a couple possible origins. It may have come from the Greek name Helenē, which means “shining light.” It may also be of Hebrew origin combining the elements el (meaning “god”) and or (meaning “light”) giving the name the meaning “God is my light.”

Symbolism of the name Eleanora:

Eleanora symbolizes not only the hope that a daughter will be beautiful, but also that she will stand out from the crowd. Eleanora shines her light for the world to see.

Nicknames for the name Eleanora:

Eleanora is a very sweet-sounding girl's name that is also sophisticated. You can shorten Eleanora in several different ways to create a variety of nicknames. Some of the nicknames also have a variety of spellings. Check out this seemingly endless list of nickname options for Eleanora.

Style of the name Eleanora:


Gender of the name Eleanora:

Eleanora is almost exclusively used as a name for female children.

Pronunciation of the name Eleanora:


Number of syllables in the name Eleanora:


Emotion evoked from the name Eleanora:

Eleanora is a name that tends to be associated with beauty, so it tends to evoke emotions of happiness, joy, and even desire.

Alternative spellings for the name Eleanora:

  • Elanora
  • Eleonora
  • Eleanorah

Popularity of the name Eleanora:

According to the Social Security Administration, Eleanora last ranked on the list of the most popular baby names in the United States in 2021 as the 997th most popular baby name for girls. It peaked in popularity in 1916 at the 486th most popular baby girls name.

Great middle names for Eleanora and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Eleanora:

  • Eleanora Fagan (birth name of Billie Holliday)
  • Eleanora Atherton (English philanthropist)
  • Eleanora (song by Percy Faith)
  • Eleanora (character from the Fire Emblem video games)



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