Elinor Name Meaning & Origin

Elinor

Pronunciation: EH-li-nohr (key)

Origin of the name Elinor:

Derived from Alienor, a Provençal form of the Greek Helenē, which is from the root ēlē (light, torch, bright). Var: Eleanor, Elenora, Elianora, Elinore. Short: Elli, Nora.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Eleanor, Leonor, Lenore

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Nicknames for Elinor

Elle, Ellie, Elly, Ella, Nora, elie, el, Nor

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Famous real-life people named Elinor

Elinor Ostrom, American political scientist & the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Economics (2009)
Elinor "Ellie" Monahan, daughter of American journalist Katie Couric
Elinor Blake, birth name of the American singer April March.
Elinor Donahue, American television actress (Father Knows Best.)
Elinor Smith, pioneering American aviatrix.
Elinor Glyn, British romance novelist and silent screen scriptwriter.
Elinor Wylie, American poet and novelist.

Elinor in song, story & screen

Elinor Dashwood, a character in Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility"
Chareles Dickens' "Little Nell" from "The old curiosity shop". Her real name is Elinor
Song "Elenore" by the Turtles, (featured in Richard Curtis' movie "The boat that rocked.")

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