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Gender: F Origin of Eleanora: Latinate form of Eleanor

Eleanor is back, Nora is back, and soon Eleanora will be too. Off the charts since the 1930s, this elaboration of the classic Eleanor was in common use for decades before falling from favor. Spelling Eleonora adds yet another syllable to make the pronunciation el-LAY-oh-nor-a, and you can try to instruct people to say Eleanora that way too, but most will pronounce it like Eleanor with an a at the end and that's just fine. That final vowel gives a serious, stately name a little flip at the end, making it more distinctive and modern if not right for every taste.

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Famous People Named Eleanora

Eleanora Fagan, birth name of American singer Billie Holiday
Eleanora Duse, Italian actress
Eleanora Sears, American tennis player
Eleanora Ehrenbergů, Czech soprano
Eleanora Luisa Gonzaga, Duchess of Rovere and Montefeltro as wife of Francesco Maria de' Medici
Eleanora "LeLe" Pons, American Viner
Eleanora, Princess of Ligne (born Eleonora Maria Josefa Rosa Filipa Miguela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga de Orléans e Bragança e Wittelsbach), wife of Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne

Pop Culture References for the name Eleanora

Eleanora, short story by Edgar Allan Poe
Eleanora, song recorded by Percy Faith
Eleanora, character in the Seer of Shadows by Avi