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Gender: Female Origin of Eleanora: Latinate form of Eleanor

The name Eleanora is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian origin. Eleanora and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rotating Sibling Sets".

From the experts:

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
Eleonora Maria Josefa Rosa Filipa Miguela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga de Orléans e Bragança e Wittelsbach, Princess of Ligne, wife of Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne
Eleanora Hope, Bob Hope's daughter

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
Eleanora Poe, character in "A Series of Unfortunate Events"


cheesy-biscuit Says:


I'd just stick with Eleanor personally

paulapuddephatt Says:



LenaBena Says:


Classic name! love this one.

Jazzy7 Says:


I really like this name with the nickname Ella. I can see my daughter named Eleanora Belle and call her Ella Belle for short. Mateo and Eleanora "Ella" is a super cute sibset to me :)

jaz.fortune Says:


This the name we are considering for our daughter. We will use the nickname Ella.

autumnreverie Says:


This is my husband's top pick for a girl.

EW314 Says:


Love it. It feels elaborate and elegant but also sleek and not too frilly. Tons of nickname options, and both pronunciations are beautiful.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


It's so perfectly delicate and girly, but with the nickname Nora which is cute and tomboyish in equal measures. I love this name, and it works so well with my favourite boys name, Eleazar.

yvonne_virginia Says:


I also like Elnora!

like_lena Says:


This name is very classy and has many nickname possibilities like Ellie and Nora. I think that it is pretty.

Eleanor Says:


Hi my name is Eleanor and i just love my name it was given to me by my grandmother

jordalini Says:


i prefer this to Eleanor, and you can still call her Nora if you want too. I think this name sounds a lot more elegant