Spelling variation of Eleanor

Elinor Origin and Meaning

The name Elinor is a girl's name of French origin.

Slimmed down spelling is well-established and makes an old name more modern, for better and worse. Katie Couric spells her Elinor's name this way.

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Elinor Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

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Famous People Named Elinor

  • Mary Eleanor "Elinor" DonahueAmerican actress
  • Elinor Morton WylieAmerican poet and novelist
  • Elinor Regina Patricia SmithAmerican aviator
  • Elinor Claire "Lin" OstromAmerican economist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Elinor Sutherland GlynBritish novelist
  • Elinor CaplanCanadian MP
  • Elinor Jane BarkerWelsh cyclist
  • Elinor LipmanAmerican novelist
  • Gladys Eleanor May "Elinor" BrentDyer, English novelist
  • Elinor Tully "Ellie" Couricdaughter of newscaster Katie Couric
  • Elinor FairAmerican silent film actress

Elinor in Pop Culture

  • Elinor Dashwoodcharacter in "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen
  • ElinorMerida's mother in Pixar's "Brave"
  • Elinorcharacterin "Inkheart" by Cornelia Funke
  • Elinor Joddrelcharacter in "The Wanderer" by Fanny Burney
  • Elinorcharacter in Ally Condie's "Atlantia"
  • Elinor Carlislecharacter in Dame Agatha Christie's "Sad Cypress"

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