Name: Elinor

Origin and Meaning of the Name Elinor

  • Meaning:
    My god is the light
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Pity
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (Eh lee nor)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Elinor)
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Miscellaneous Info for Elinor

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    This name is more commonly used as a variant on Eleanor in English speaking countries but is probably also an accepted, and elder, first name in Arabian countries. The meaning alters in the latter case.

    Elinor Dashwood is the heroine of Jane Austen's novel 'Sense and Sensibility'. Elinor M Brent-Dyer was the author of the 'Chalet School' series, she was born Gladys Eleanor May Dyer.

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