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Gender: Female Origin of Eleonora: Italian, German, Dutch, and Polish variation of Eleanor

The name Eleonora is a girl's name of German, Italian, Polish origin. Eleonora and is often added to lists like Best Girl Names Starting with Vowels and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rotating Sibling Sets".

From the experts:

Makes a serious name frilly and feminine, which, depending on your viewpoint, might be a good or a bad thing. In this case, we vote good.

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Famous People Named Eleonora

Eleonora Gonzaga, Holy Roman Empress consort of Ferdinand II
Eleonora Gonzaga, Holy Roman Empress consort of Ferdinand III
Eleonora Maria Teresa, Princess of Savoy; daughter of King Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia
Eleonora "Nora" Fugger von Babenhausen, Princess of Hohenlohe-Bartenstein and Jagstberg; daughter of Prince Carl
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
Eleonora Gonzaga, Duchess of Urbino
Eleonora Rossi Drago, Italian actress
Eleonora Giorgi, Italian actress and director
Eleonora Duse, Italian actress

Pop Culture References for the name Eleonora

Eleonora "Ellie" Stone, main character in the "Ellie Stone" mystery series of novels by James Ziskin
"Eleonora," song by Laura Stevenson
"Eleonora," short story by Edgar Allan Poe


Sully9 Says:


I've always pronounced it as el-leo-nora. I like it

paulapuddephatt Says:


Stunning, absolutely love it

FantasyandPrayer Says:


I want to use either this or Eleanora in the future <3 I prefer the spelling of Eleanora but I really like the pronunciation of Eleonora

germanstar Says:


Of course I do love my name. It sounds so feminine and elegant. Personally I always go with "Eleonora", although it can sound as "Leonora" though. It reminds me of art and of course "Fidelio" (L.van Beethoven's opera).

ldougie Says:


I think this name is really ugly, but that's just me.

CsprsSassyHrly Says:


Haha. I'm the same way but I go the opposite for this name and the ones that sound similar. I love Eleanor, but don't care too much for Leonore, Leonora or Eleonora. I love Helena (which is also similar to Eleanor) and its nickname Nell, but am not a fan of Helen or Helene.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


: ) Ha my taste in names is a lot like that. I love some names but hate others that are very similar. I don't like names with lots of variations, so Eleanor and its realtives are not my favorites. t

CocoWhite Says:


Love Leonore and Leonora, but hate Eleonore and Eleonora. Don't ask me why; I don't know. I just do.

Fantastique Says:


Growing up with this name, I love it! The nickname possibilities Ellie, Elle, Nora, and Nell are all fantastic IMO. I always went by Ellie or Elle, though.