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268k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Eleanor

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Of Unknown Meaning
  • #269 All Time
  • #78 in 2014
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How popular is the name "Eleanor" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 129 129 0
1881 110 110 0
1882 174 174 0
1883 185 185 0
1884 198 198 0
1885 222 222 0
1886 271 271 0
1887 247 247 0
1888 288 288 0
1889 312 312 0
1890 351 351 0
1891 376 376 0
1892 390 390 0
1893 397 397 0
1894 450 450 0
1895 544 544 0 #98 girl name
1896 493 493 0
1897 559 559 0 #95 girl name
1898 620 620 0 #95 girl name
1899 575 575 0 #94 girl name
1900 753 753 0 #88 girl name
1901 686 686 0 #84 girl name
1902 837 837 0 #79 girl name
1903 840 840 0 #79 girl name
1904 868 868 0 #80 girl name
1905 1,041 1,041 0 #73 girl name
1906 1,093 1,088 5 #67 girl name
1907 1,155 1,155 0 #67 girl name
1908 1,311 1,302 9 #65 girl name
1909 1,460 1,460 0 #57 girl name
1910 1,802 1,797 5 #55 girl name
1911 2,041 2,035 6 #49 girl name
1912 3,126 3,120 6 #39 girl name
1913 3,944 3,937 7 #34 girl name
1914 5,385 5,373 12 #28 girl name
1915 7,051 7,036 15 #28 girl name
1916 7,416 7,406 10 #27 girl name
1917 7,682 7,669 13 #26 girl name
1918 8,187 8,176 11 #26 girl name
1919 7,621 7,611 10 #30 girl name
1920 8,509 8,499 10 #25 girl name
1921 8,066 8,052 14 #29 girl name
1922 7,875 7,853 22 #28 girl name
1923 7,788 7,772 16 #28 girl name
1924 8,216 8,192 24 #29 girl name
1925 7,739 7,720 19 #31 girl name
1926 7,324 7,305 19 #32 girl name
1927 6,991 6,960 31 #33 girl name
1928 6,565 6,536 29 #36 girl name
1929 5,886 5,866 20 #38 girl name
1930 5,847 5,821 26 #39 girl name
1931 5,288 5,258 30 #40 girl name
1932 4,850 4,835 15 #45 girl name
1933 5,113 5,101 12 #38 girl name
1934 4,730 4,717 13 #44 girl name
1935 4,188 4,167 21 #48 girl name
1936 4,361 4,339 22 #47 girl name
1937 4,290 4,274 16 #53 girl name
1938 4,070 4,049 21 #60 girl name
1939 3,827 3,810 17 #63 girl name
1940 3,604 3,582 22 #68 girl name
1941 3,266 3,249 17 #78 girl name
1942 3,176 3,165 11 #87 girl name
1943 2,738 2,729 9
1944 2,201 2,190 11
1945 1,876 1,876 0
1946 1,939 1,933 6
1947 1,852 1,852 0
1948 1,664 1,664 0
1949 1,516 1,516 0
1950 1,373 1,373 0
1951 1,296 1,296 0
1952 1,252 1,252 0
1953 1,261 1,254 7
1954 1,114 1,114 0
1955 1,046 1,046 0
1956 1,046 1,046 0
1957 956 956 0
1958 866 866 0
1959 865 865 0
1960 826 826 0
1961 750 750 0
1962 761 761 0
1963 668 668 0
1964 645 645 0
1965 605 605 0
1966 472 472 0
1967 445 445 0
1968 408 408 0
1969 359 359 0
1970 366 366 0
1971 325 325 0
1972 300 300 0
1973 267 267 0
1974 225 225 0
1975 234 234 0
1976 256 256 0
1977 228 228 0
1978 268 268 0
1979 276 276 0
1980 255 255 0
1981 270 270 0
1982 265 265 0
1983 264 264 0
1984 244 244 0
1985 270 270 0
1986 262 262 0
1987 289 289 0
1988 308 308 0
1989 364 357 7
1990 378 378 0
1991 394 394 0
1992 395 395 0
1993 444 444 0
1994 390 390 0
1995 437 437 0
1996 486 486 0
1997 537 537 0
1998 718 718 0
1999 688 688 0
2000 771 771 0
2001 826 826 0
2002 961 961 0
2003 1,005 1,005 0
2004 1,063 1,063 0
2005 1,237 1,237 0
2006 1,220 1,220 0
2007 1,268 1,268 0
2008 1,341 1,341 0
2009 1,491 1,486 5
2010 1,850 1,850 0
2011 2,080 2,080 0
2012 2,372 2,372 0
2013 3,002 3,002 0
2014 3,704 3,704 0 #78 girl name

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Eleanor" ranks #90 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 68 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2010. Across the entire United States a total of 1,850 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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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 south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Eleanor" mean? The list below shows the origins of Eleanor as well as things modernly associated with the name Eleanor such as celebrities named Eleanor.

French

Origin and Meaning of Eleanor

The name "Eleanor" is of French origin, and it means "Of Unknown Meaning". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Elle MacPherson

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

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Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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Eleanor Parker

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

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Eleanor Audley

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

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June Allyson

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

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Rosalynn Carter

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

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Alternative Meanings

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

L is for luster, your shine.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

Your name in reverse order is "Ronaele". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Orenlea". 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.

Past life for Eleanor born Jan 16, 1947

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 USA South-East approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Name poster for Eleanor

Name poster for Eleanor(click to save the high quality version)

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