Common misspellings for Eleanor:
- sun ray, shining light
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:
- 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.
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Examples of usage for Eleanor:
" 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.
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Rhymes for Eleanor:
- eleanore, elenore, elinor.
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