Origin:Greek
Popularity:56
Meaning:sun ray or shining light
Eleanor, meaning “shining light,” is a Greek girl’s name. The most famous American Eleanor in history was probably the outspoken Eleanor Roosevelt, the longest-serving first lady of the US and wife to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Eleanor is—rightfully—climbing in popularity in the US, though it has yet to reach the heights of 1913 to 1928. Variations include Elinor, Eleanore, and the nicknames Ellie and Nora. With so many cute variants and baby’s natural star power, this name will be number one in no time.

Famous People Named Eleanor

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  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    United States First Lady

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