Meaning:sun ray or shining light
The most famous Eleanor in history was probaby the outspoken Eleanor Roosevelt, longest-serving first lady of the US and wife to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Eleanor is climbing in popularity in the US, though it has yet to reach the heights of 1913 to 1928. Diane Lane picked this name for her daughter. Variations include Elinor, Eleanore and the nicknames Ellie and Nora.

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  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    United States First Lady

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