Name: Eleonore

Origin and Meaning of the Name Eleonore

  • Meaning:
    Pity
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Pity
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (eh LAY o nor)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Eleonore)
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Miscellaneous Info for Eleonore

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  • Used in:
    French and German speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The etymology of Eleonore is uncertain.
    The name could be linked to the Hebrew Elinora (fire of God) or to the Arabic Elinor (my God is the light).
    It is most frequently associated to the Greek eleos (pity, compassion).
    Eleonore might also be derived from Helen (from the Greek element 'ele': light, torch, bright) or from the Latin verb "lenire" (to soften).

    The French spelling of the name is Eléonore. It is considered the equivalent in "langue d'oïl" to Aliénor in "langue d'oc" (Occitan language).

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