US Popularity:2999
Other Origin(s):Arabic, German
Meaning:Sun-star; Light, luminous, radiant; The other Aenor; Old north
Embark on a fantastical adventure with Elanor, a name coined by none other than Tolkien himself for Lord of the Rings. In Sindarin, Elanor means “sun-star,” referring to a species of golden blossoms Samwise loves. At Frodo’s suggestion, Samwise chose the name for his eldest daughter, Elanor Gardner. In our world, Elanor is a girl’s name of French and Germanic origins and a variant of the classic Eleanor. It may be inspired by the Provençal place name Alienòr, or the phrase alia Aenor, meaning “the other Aenor.” This name’s roots grow deeper to the Germanic Aldenor, meaning “old north.” Elanor could also be linked to the Arabic Nurah, lending “light,” “radiant,” and “luminous” to this already vibrant name. This feminine choice strikes the perfect balance between formal elegance and contemporary style with a unique spelling that gives it a modern edge. Endearing Elanor can also be shortened to nicknames like Ellie, Nellie, and Nell for a cute and playful name for baby growing up. With its bright and airy etymology, Elanor is a sure contender for your little sunshine.

Elanor Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Elanor is currently #2872 on The Bump
Girl:Elanor is currently #1274 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Elanor is currently #2999 in U.S. births
Girl:Elanor is currently #1149 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 611
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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