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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A female given name, variant of Eleanor

Notable Persons Named Elinor

Elinor Donahue is an actress, singer, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1942 to 1942. Elinor was given the name Mary Eleanor Donahue on April 19th, 1937 in Tacoma, Washington, US. Elinor is also known as Mary Elinor Donahue.

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Elinor Ostrom was an economist in the fields of public economics and public choice. Elinor was born on August 7th, 1933 in Los Angeles. She left this life on June 12th, 2012.

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Nell Newman is an actress, biologist, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and entrepreneurship. Her ongoing career started in 1968. Nell was given the name Elinor Teresa Newman by her parents Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward on April 8th, 1959 in New York, New York, U.S. Nell is also known as Nell Potts.

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Elinor Sutherland Glyn was a romance novel novelist, scriptwriter, and screenwriter. She was most prominent from 1900 to 1940. Elinor was given the name Elinor Sutherland on October 17th, 1864 in Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom. She passed away on September 23rd, 1943.

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April March is an indie pop musician. She has been prominent since 1994. April was given the name Elinor Blake on April 20th, 1965 in New York City.

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Ellie Harvie is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Ellie was given the name Elinor Anne Harvie on April 7th, 1965 in Belleville, Ontario.

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How popular is the baby name Elinor in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 9 0
1881 8 8 0
1882 10 10 0
1883 7 7 0
1884 13 13 0
1885 18 18 0
1886 16 16 0
1887 11 11 0
1888 21 21 0
1889 24 24 0
1890 23 23 0
1891 20 20 0
1892 15 15 0
1893 34 34 0
1894 27 27 0
1895 24 24 0
1896 34 34 0
1897 34 34 0
1898 39 39 0
1899 27 27 0
1900 52 52 0
1901 41 41 0
1902 34 34 0
1903 40 40 0
1904 52 52 0
1905 61 61 0
1906 69 69 0
1907 100 100 0
1908 91 91 0
1909 116 116 0
1910 133 133 0
1911 176 176 0
1912 268 268 0
1913 279 279 0
1914 358 358 0
1915 508 508 0
1916 580 580 0
1917 548 548 0
1918 571 571 0
1919 589 589 0
1920 656 656 0
1921 612 612 0
1922 539 539 0
1923 556 556 0
1924 595 595 0
1925 542 542 0
1926 607 607 0
1927 604 604 0
1928 524 524 0
1929 527 527 0
1930 509 509 0
1931 465 465 0
1932 377 377 0
1933 441 441 0
1934 409 409 0
1935 354 354 0
1936 340 340 0
1937 298 298 0
1938 301 301 0
1939 267 267 0
1940 285 285 0
1941 255 255 0
1942 262 262 0
1943 204 204 0
1944 162 162 0
1945 121 121 0
1946 155 155 0
1947 131 131 0
1948 129 129 0
1949 125 125 0
1950 87 87 0
1951 110 110 0
1952 121 121 0
1953 100 100 0
1954 76 76 0
1955 91 91 0
1956 80 80 0
1957 64 64 0
1958 55 55 0
1959 53 53 0
1960 68 68 0
1961 57 57 0
1962 48 48 0
1963 48 48 0
1964 41 41 0
1965 40 40 0
1966 31 31 0
1967 26 26 0
1968 26 26 0
1969 32 32 0
1970 26 26 0
1971 27 27 0
1972 30 30 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 23 23 0
1975 18 18 0
1976 11 11 0
1977 21 21 0
1978 28 28 0
1979 24 24 0
1980 21 21 0
1981 28 28 0
1982 18 18 0
1983 14 14 0
1984 27 27 0
1985 17 17 0
1986 26 26 0
1987 24 24 0
1988 24 24 0
1989 32 32 0
1990 22 22 0
1991 31 31 0
1992 27 27 0
1993 32 32 0
1994 27 27 0
1995 54 54 0
1996 44 44 0
1997 48 48 0
1998 54 54 0
1999 66 66 0
2000 49 49 0
2001 57 57 0
2002 71 71 0
2003 64 64 0
2004 71 71 0
2005 65 65 0
2006 74 74 0
2007 83 83 0
2008 102 102 0
2009 96 96 0
2010 105 105 0
2011 99 99 0
2012 134 134 0
2013 120 120 0
2014 144 144 0
2015 165 165 0
2016 171 171 0
2017 161 161 0

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Popularity of Elinor as a first name

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Common last names for Elinor

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • White
  • King
  • Allen
  • Clark
  • Lewis

Fun Facts about the name Elinor

  • How Popular is the name Elinor? Elinor is the 1,670th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Elinor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,370 babies born with the first name Elinor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elinor to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elinor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Elinor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elinor is Sunday, January 29th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Elinor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elinor was in 1920 with a total of 656 babies.
  • Random Elinor Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elinor ranks 96th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 5 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Elinor: Your name in reverse order is Ronile. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eronil. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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