US Popularity:2533
Other Origin(s):Arabic, German
Meaning:Light, luminous, radiant, brilliant; Old North
Elinor is a vibrant feminine name of primarily French origin. A variation of Eleanor, Elinor can be traced back to Aliénor, a Provençal name that may come from the Germanic Aldenor, meaning “old North.” Its possible Arabic origins uphold Elinor’s iridescent nature, stemming from Nur, which holds meanings like “light,” “luminous,” “brilliant,” and “radiant.“ Luminous as these roots may be, its popularity did not ignite until the reign of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Known as the most powerful woman of the 12th century, it was she who first bore the name and cast its glow into countless imaginations. A long line of formidable feminine figures arose in her wake, from queen consorts to a famous first lady, each bearing the title in their own right. Today, Elinor shines bright by virtue of its close relations; its unique spelling paves the way for baby to forge a dynasty of their own.

Elinor Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Elinor is currently #2591 on The Bump
Girl:Elinor is currently #1141 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Elinor is currently #2533 in U.S. births
Girl:Elinor is currently #964 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 82
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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