A French Provencal name, originally Alienor, dates all the way back to
the Arthurian legends. An exquisitely feminine name, it's classic, refined and wholesome. Our best-known historical Eleanor was a French heir to the English throne, called the Pearl or the Fair Maid of Brittany. This lovely name shortens to the pretty Ella, Elle, Elly and Nelly.
Rank in the year 2015
Eleanor was ranked #151 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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