Elora Name Meaning & Origin

Elora

Pronunciation: eh-LOH-rə (key)

You may hear that this name is a form of Eleanor, or of Laurel. Or that it comes from the Hebrew for "my light," like Leora. The reality is that Elora is not traditional, but so smoothly feminine that parents find their way to it from many directions -- a lot of them from the 1988 fantasy film Willow.

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Elora is the name of a picturesque town in Ontario, Canada, which was founded in 1832 by Captain William Gilkison. Gilkison named the town after his brother's ship Elora, which was itself named to honour the Ellora Caves in India.

Elora was in use long before the movie "Willow". Online genealogy records show a number of women born in the 19th century and early 20th century with Elora as their first or middle name. Some examples: Jane Elora, b.circa 1846, Elora, Ontario -- her daughter Elora, b. 1876; Elora Melissa, b.1853; Elora, b. 1873, Kent, Ontario; Elora Amabella, b. 1873, Elgin, Ontario; Elora, b. 1875, Middlesex, Ontario; Lucienne-Elora, b. 1891, WI; Joan Elora, b. 1931 (USA?).

Elora is not found in the SSA Top 1000 names for any year, nor did I find it in Beyond the Top 1000 names for the years I checked -- 1880, 1890, 1900. Yet it was in use, maybe from the name of the lovely Canadian town called Elora?

There is a small community in Tennessee called Elora.

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Ely, Ellie, Lora, Lola, Ella , Babans Loras

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God is light
Breath of life
Crown of light

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Elora Dannan is the baby princess in the movie Willow.

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