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Eleanor

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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 3,945 3,938 7 #34 girl name
1914 5,386 5,374 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 8,508 8,498 10 #25 girl name
1921 8,067 8,053 14 #29 girl name
1922 7,875 7,853 22 #28 girl name
1923 7,788 7,772 16 #28 girl name
1924 8,215 8,191 24 #29 girl name
1925 7,741 7,722 19 #31 girl name
1926 7,324 7,305 19 #32 girl name
1927 6,990 6,959 31 #33 girl name
1928 6,565 6,536 29 #36 girl name
1929 5,886 5,866 20 #38 girl name
1930 5,848 5,822 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 4,187 4,166 21 #48 girl name
1936 4,362 4,340 22 #47 girl name
1937 4,291 4,275 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 1,517 1,517 0
1950 1,371 1,371 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 1,045 1,045 0
1956 1,046 1,046 0
1957 957 957 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 604 604 0
1966 473 473 0
1967 445 445 0
1968 408 408 0
1969 360 360 0
1970 366 366 0
1971 325 325 0
1972 300 300 0
1973 266 266 0
1974 227 227 0
1975 233 233 0
1976 256 256 0
1977 228 228 0
1978 269 269 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 1,342 1,342 0
2009 1,491 1,486 5
2010 1,850 1,850 0
2011 2,081 2,081 0
2012 2,375 2,375 0
2013 3,005 3,005 0
2014 3,722 3,722 0 #78 girl name
2015 4,402 4,402 0 #60 girl name

Fun Facts about the name Eleanor

  • How many people with the first name Eleanor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 272,586 babies born with the first name Eleanor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Eleanor to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eleanor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 129 new born babies.
  • When was Eleanor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eleanor is Saturday, December 13th, 1851.
  • What year had the most people named Eleanor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eleanor was in 1920 with a total of 8,498 babies. That's a lot of babies named Eleanor!
  • Random Eleanor Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Eleanor ranks 32nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 39 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Eleanor: Your name in reverse order is Ronaele. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leaoern. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Eleanor as a first name

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Popularity of Eleanor as a last name

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Common last names for Eleanor

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  • Allen

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.

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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.

The first known bearer was Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122–1204), Provençal Aliénor, possibly from Germanic or Latin ali(a) "other" and her mother's name Aenor. It's meaning thereby said to be 'the other Aenor'. Arabic origin has also been suggested. Eleanor has often been erroneously interpreted as a variant of Helen.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons With the Name Eleanor

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was a Chairperson of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, Chairperson of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, United States Representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, First Lady of New York, Chairperson of thePresi. She holds the title State of the Union. Eleanor was born on October 11th, 1884 in New York City. She left this life on November 7th, 1962.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1137 to 1137. Eleanor was born as the child of William X, Duke of Aquitaine, and Aenor de Ch√Ętellerault in Poitiers. She died on April 1st, 1204.

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Eleanor Tomlinson

Eleanor Tomlinson is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Eleanor was given the name Eleanor May Tomlinson on May 19th, 1992 in London, England. Eleanor is also known as Tomlinson and Eleanor May (birth name).

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Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson is a model. Elle was given the name Eleanor Nancy Gow on March 29th, 1964 in Killara, Sydney, Australia.

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Eleanor Rosalynn Carter

Eleanor Rosalynn Carter is a First Lady of Georgia and First Lady of the United States. Eleanor was born on August 18th, 1927 in Plains, Georgia.

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Eleanor Mondale

Eleanor Mondale was an important somebody. Eleanor was given the name Eleanor Jean Mondale by her parents Walter Mondale and Joan Mondale on January 19th, 1960 in Minneapolis. She breathed her last breath on September 17th, 2011.

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  • Eleanor Powell
    (dancer)
  • June Allyson
    (actor)
  • Eleanor Parker
    (actress)
  • Nora Roberts
    (writer)
  • Barbara McClintock
    (scientist)
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton
    (Chairperson of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
  • Eleanor of Castile
    (royalty)
  • Nell Gwyn
    (actress)
  • Eleanor Bron
    (actress)
  • Eleanor
    (royalty)
  • Eleanor of England
    (royalty)
  • Ella Edmondson
    (musician)
  • Eleanor of Austria
    (royalty)
  • Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert
    (writer)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Eleanor

Eleanor

Eleanor is royalty. She holds the title Queen of England and List of English consorts. She was most active from 1236 to 1272. Eleanor was born as the child of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence, and Beatrice of Savoy in Aix-en-Provence.

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What does the name Eleanor mean?

Eis for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

Lis for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Eis for expressive, not one to hold within.

Ais for accomplished, in all that you do.

Nis for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Ois for objective, always impartial

Ris for relish, you seek a challenge.

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