English, Literature, Sindarin
"sun star"

Elanor Origin and Meaning

The name Elanor is a girl's name meaning "sun star".

An alternative spelling of Eleanor or Elinor, whose meaning is debated. It may come from the Germanic name Adenorde, meaning "ancient north" or "noble north". Another theory is that it derives from the Latin phrase alia Aenor, meaning "other Aenor," used to distinguish some original Eleanor, who was named after her mother Aenor.

This spelling is also a literary name, used by J. R. R. Tolkien for a character in Lord of the Rings, after a type of flower.

Elanor Popularity

Famous People Named Elanor

  • Elanor AllertonEnglish colonist and diarist in Jamestown, Virginia

Elanor in Pop Culture

  • Elanor Gardner ("Elanor the Fair")eldest daughter of Samwise Gamgee in "The Lord of the Rings," and a golden, star,shaped flower that grows in the Woods of Lothlorien. In the Elvish language, Sindarin, it means "star sun" (from el "sun" + anor "star").