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What does the name "Eleanor" mean?

Eleanor (French): Of Unknown Meaning

The name "Eleanor" is of French origin and it means "Of Unknown Meaning". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

L is for love, everlasting.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

R is for realist, the way you are.

Your name in reverse order is "Ronaele". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Olenare". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Eleanor" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Eleanor? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 268,153 babies born with the name Eleanor in the United States. That's more than enough Eleanors to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 129 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Eleanor" was in 1920 with a total of 8,499 babies. (That's a lot of baby Eleanors)

According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Eleanor" is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 37 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1960. Across the entire United States a total of only 826 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Eleanor popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Eleanor in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Eleanor

Elle MacPherson

Elle MacPherson is a model. Elle was born in 1964 as Eleanor Nancy Gow in Killara, Sydney, Australia.


Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt is a politician. Eleanor was born in 1884 as Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in New York City, U.S.


Eleanor Parker

Eleanor Parker is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1941 to 1991. Eleanor was born in 1922 as Eleanor Jean Parker in Cedarville, Ohio, U.S.


Eleanor Audley

Eleanor Audley is a radio, film, television and voice actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1942 to 1979. Eleanor was born in 1905 as Eleanor Zellman in New York City, New York, U.S.


June Allyson

June Allyson is an actress, dancer, and singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1936 to 2001. June was born in 1917 as Eleanor Geisman in The Bronx, New York, US.


Rosalynn Carter

Rosalynn Carter is a first lady. Rosalynn was born in 1927 as Eleanor Rosalynn Smith in Plains, Georgia, U.S.


Past life for Eleanor born Mar 2, 1941

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Italy approximately on 1175. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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