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Eleanor Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \e-lea-nor\
Number in U.S 👶 295,000
Rate in 2021 68
Numerology 🔢 7
Name origin 🌍 English

Eleanor Name Meaning

The name Eleanor meanings and originsIt means "light-hearted" or "shining light" and has been associated with successful women from the Whitehouse to the silver screen, and many places in between. 

Eleanor Name Origin and History

Additional description of the name Eleanor
Additional description of the name Eleanor


Eleanor is an English version of the Provençal name Alienor.

The name “ Eleanor “ is the one that has been used all around the globe. This name is a feminine name with an Old English origin.

This name was introduced to England by Eleanor of Aquitaine, who came to marry King Henry II.


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The popularity of the name Eleanor

In ۱۹۰۸, Eleanor was in the top ۱۰۰۰ names ranking list for boys, in that year Eleanor ranked ۹۶۸th. It has not since been seen on the charts as a boy's name. But, in the past century, the name Eleanor has remained in the top ۱۰۰۰ names for girls. It is currently quite a popular girl's name.

in ۲۰۱۴, it reached No. ۱۰۰ in ranking where it has continued to soar. The name Eleanor is more on-trend now than ever before, reaching its peak position at ۲۲nd place in ۲۰۲۰.

Although it is mentioned that the name “ Eleanor “ is a common one, it is notable that this name is not a popular girl’s name in New Mexico based on the data given by reliable American resources in the year ۲۰۱۲ in the United States of America. For instance, imagine that only about ۷ newborn babies in New Mexico were named “ Eleanor “ in the year۲۰۱۲. A total of about ۲۵۰۰ newborn babies bear the same first name as your baby in the year ۲۰۱۳ in the United States of America. From the year ۱۸۸۰ to the year ۲۰۱۸, the highest recorded use of the given name was in the year ۱۹۲۰ with a total of about ۸۵۰۰ newborn babies.

From the year ۱۸۸۰ up to the year ۲۰۱۸, the name “ Eleanor “ was recorded about ۲۹۰۰۰۰ times in the SSA public database.

The name “ Eleanor “ appeared in the year ۱۸۸۰ for the first time. This name was given to about ۱۲۹ newborn babies. This name became a popular one in the year ۱۸۹۵ with a rank of ۹۸ nationwide and was registered about ۶۰۰ times as a girl’s name. The name “ Eleanor “ became a common girl’s name in the state District of Columbia in the year ۲۰۱۷. The given name ranked ۳ with about ۵۱ newborn babies. The all-time high record for this name was related to the year ۱۹۲۴ in the state of Pennsylvania with about ۱۵۰۰ newborn girls.

This name is a consistent top-ranking name in the state of District of Columbia for about ۵۴ consecutive years, ( from the year ۱۹۱۰ to the year ۲۰۱۸ ).

For the past ۷۰ years, the name “ Eleanor “ was recorded about ۷۴۰۰۰ times in the SSA public database.

The personality of the name Eleanor

Here we have the letter analysis of the name “ Eleanor “

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

L is for luster, your shine.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for nice, need I say more?

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

R is for relying on, everyone’s trustworthy friend.

Famous people named Eleanor

Eleanor of Viseu who was the wife of John II of Portugal

Eleanor of Austria who was Queen Consort of Portugal and France

Eleanor of Toledo who was a Spanish noblewoman and Duchess and Regent of Florenc

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Eleanor?
The origin of the name Eleanor is English.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Eleanor?
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*️⃣ How many people are named Eleanor?
Almost 295000 people are named Eleanor.
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