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Correct spelling: Eleanor

Common misspellings for Eleanor:

  • elenor (48%)
  • elanor (21%)
  • eleonor (8%)
  • eleanors (5%)
  • eleanore (4%)
  • elinor (3%)
  • elenaor (3%)
  • eleonore (3%)
  • elanore (3%)
  • eleanorguajardo (3%)
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.



Meaning: sun ray, shining light

Origin: Greek

Eleanor as a girl's name is pronounced EL-a-nor. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Eleanor is "sun ray, shining light". Variant of Helen. Also possibly from the Greek name "eleos" meaning "compassion", or from German "ali" meaning "other, foreign". History: Eleanor of Aquitaine (12th century) was heiress to a large part of France, wife of two kings and mother of two more (Richard the Lionhearted and John). Her powerful personality, intelligence, and energy made her unique then. Literary: Jane Austen's Eleonora Dashwood in "Sense and Sensibility". First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt; Italian actress Eleonora Duse; actress Elinor Donahue; women's rights activist Eleanor Smeal.

Related names: Ronelle.

Variants: Aleanor, Alenor, Aleonore, Aline, Allinor, Eileanoir, Eileen, El, Elaine, Elanor, Eleanora, Eleanore, Elen, Elena, Eleni, Elenor, Elenora, Elenore, Eleonor, Eleonora, Eleonore, Elianora, Elianore, Elienora, Elienore, Elinor, Elinore, Ella, Elladine, Elle, Elleanor, Elleanora, Ellen, Ellene, Ellenor, Lenore, Ellenora, Lenora, Ellenore, Lena, Elleonor, Leanora, Elli, Helenora, Ellie, Helene, Ellin, Helena, Elliner, Helen, Ellinor, Heleanor, Ellinore, Elly, Enora, Ellyn, Leonora, Elyn, Elna, Leonor, Elora, Elnora.

Examples of usage for Eleanor:

1) " It was nothing- ridiculous- in the worst of taste, but still, if you half shut your eyes and looked-" Katharine half shut her eyes and looked, but she looked in the wrong direction, and Cassandra laughed more than ever, and was still laughing and doing her best to explain in a whisper that Aunt Eleanor, through half- shut eyes, was like the parrot in the cage at Stogdon House, when the gentlemen came in and Rodney walked straight up to them and wanted to know what they were laughing at. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.

2) Aunt Eleanor demanded, addressing herself naturally to Katharine. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.

3) " Ah, but poetry's different, Trevor," said Aunt Eleanor, as if she had special authority from Shakespeare to say so. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.

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