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Gender of Eleanor.

Eleanor is a name more often given to females.

In a sample of all names from the US Census during the years 1890 to 2006, all of the children named Eleanor were girls.

Even though Eleanor is female, why is it sometimes used for boys? Often a name is taken from a neutral concept with no implied gender. Sometimes the name can be derived from two different sources, one male and one female. Names sometimes change gender over time!


Meanings of the name Eleanor.

The following meaning is associated with the name Eleanor:

  • Light

Closely related variants of the name Eleanor have the following meaning:

  • Shining light

Origins of Eleanor.

One origin of Eleanor is Greek.

The origins of names associated with Eleanor are: English, Spanish and French.

Names related to Eleanor.

Some names related to Eleanor are: Elie, Ellee, Ellen, Ellesse, Ellia, Elly, Elnora, Leonor, Leonore, Nelida and Nella.

Names with the same meaning as Eleanor are: Aileen, Ailey, Ailia, Alena, Allayna, Annot, Anora, Argi, Behira, Eibhlhin, Eileen, Eilinora, Eily, Elaine, Elana, Elani, Elena, Elienor, Elin, Elinor, Elinore, Elleen, Ellen, Ellena, Ellene, Ellie, Ellinor, Ellyn, Elynn, Engl, Evelina, Eveline, Galina, Guang, Haya, Helen, Ilo, Iluminada, Jalena, Jyotika, Lenci, Lenore, Leonor, Leonora, Leora, Lina, Liora, Lita, Lleufer, Lonna, Luc, Lucas, Luce, Lucero, Lucette, Luci, Lucia, Luciana, Luciano, Lucien, Lucienne, Lucila, Lucile, Lucille, Lucky, Lucus, Lucy, Luka, Lukas, Luke, Luz, Malana, Manara, Meira, Mitsu, Nellis, Neorah, Nitsa, Noor, Nora, Noreen, Noreena, Norina, Now, Nowa, Nura, Nuru, Nweh, Olena, Oletha, Ophrah, Orah, Orali, Orlee, Orly, Prabha, Pradeep, Prakash, Roshni, Sana, Siraj, Sook, Tej, Urice, Urit, Ye, Yelena, Yitta, Ziya, Zohar, Iri, Kallai, Nagge, Neriah and Ur.

Lucky numbers for Eleanor.

Number 1 playing card;©V.H.Smith

The numerological number for the name Eleanor is 1.

Some two digit lucky numbers for Eleanor are: 10 19 28 37 46 55 64 73 82 91.

What does this mean? If you believe in numbers having mystical powers, it could be something very important. You could look for a spouse with the same numerological number and choose your house or the date of an important even based on it. For most of us it is just a bit of fun. See if you have the same numerological number as any special person in your life.

How do you work out your numerological number? You use a special alphabet which gives a value to each of letters and then add the values of the letters in your name. You can see excactly how we calculated one as the lucky number for Eleanor here: Calculating lucky numbers for Eleanor.


Name Days for Eleanor.

Name days are different in different countries and for different religions. They are often the memorial date of a saint who has the same name.

Often there are many saints with they same name, so you have a wide choice of name days!

Some name days for Eleanor are:

  • February 21 (Germany).
  • February 21 (Catholic).
  • October 1 (Catholic).

Popularity of Eleanor.

Graph of popularity of Eleanor

Eleanor was most popular in the year 1920, where it was at position twenty-five for the whole of the USA.

Eleanor increased in popularity between 2001 and 2006 from position three hundred and fifty-six to position two hundred and seventy-seven.

The most popular decade for the name Eleanor was from 1920 to 1929.

The last time that the name was in the top 1000 names in the USA census data was in 2006, where it was at position ninety-five.


Writers

There are fifty-one Writers called Eleanor.

Here are the first ten. See Writers who have the name Eleanor for the full list.

  • Eleanor Bron

    Eleanor Bron is a Writer... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Bron)

  • Eleanor Hibbert

    Eleanor Hibbert is a Writer... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Hibbert)

  • Eleanor Farjeon

    Eleanor Farjeon (pronounced far'-zhun) (13 February 1881 – 5 June 1965) was an English author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Many of her works had charming illustrations by Edward Ardizzone.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Farjeon)

  • Eleanor Marx

    Eleanor Marx is a Writer... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Marx)

  • Eleanor Mondale

    Eleanor Jane Mondale (born January 19, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American radio personality television host, and actor. She is the only daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale and Joan Mondale.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Mondale)

  • Eleanor Clift

    Eleanor Clift is a Writer... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Clift)

  • Eleanor H. Porter

    Eleanor H. Porter is a Writer... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor H. Porter)

  • Eleanor Arnason

    Eleanor Atwood Arnason (born 1942) is an American author of science fiction novels and short stories.... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Arnason)

  • Eleanor Wachtel

    Eleanor Wachtel, CM (born 1947 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian writer and broadcaster.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Wachtel)

  • Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson

    Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson is a Writer... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson)

Actors

There are sixteen Actors called Eleanor.

Here are the first ten. See Actors who have the name Eleanor for the full list.

  • Eleanor Bron

    Eleanor Bron is an Actor... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Bron)

  • Eleanor Parker

    Eleanor Parker is an Actor... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Parker)

  • Eleanor Powell

    Eleanor Powell is an Actor... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Powell)

  • Eleanor Mondale

    Eleanor Jane Mondale (born January 19, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American radio personality television host, and actor. She is the only daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale and Joan Mondale.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Mondale)

  • Eleanor Boardman

    Eleanor Boardman is an Actor... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Boardman)

  • Eleanor Audley

    Eleanor Audley is an Actor... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Audley)

  • Eleanor Matsuura

    Eleanor Matsuura is an actress who has appeared in several different TV programmes, including EastEnders, Thorne, Extras, Holby City, Lead Balloon, Doctor Who and Hustle.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Matsuura)

  • Eleanor Summerfield

    Eleanor Summerfield (7 March 1921 – 13 July 2001) was a British actress. She was the wife of actor Leonard Sachs and the mother of actor Robin Sachs.... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Summerfield)

  • Eleanor Phelps

    Eleanor Phelps is an Actor... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Phelps)

  • Eleanor Noble

    Eleanor Noble is a Canadian voice actor. She voices Lori Mackney in What's With Andy?... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Noble)

Queens

There are thirteen Queens called Eleanor.

Here are the first ten. See Queens who have the name Eleanor for the full list.

  • Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile

    Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile is a Queen... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile)

  • Eleanor of Aragon

    Eleanor of Aragon (20 February 1358Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Aragon – 13 August 1382) was a daughter of King Peter IV of Aragon and his wife Eleanor of Sicily. Her maternal grandfather was Peter II of Sicily.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor of Aragon)

  • Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark

    Eleanor of Portugal (; 1211 – after 1231) was a Portuguese infanta (princess), the only daughter of King Afonso II of Portugal and his wife Urraca, princess of Castile. She was Queen consort of Denmark by marriage to Danish King Valdemar, son of Valdemar II, in 1229.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark)

  • Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Aragon

    Infanta Leonor of Portugal (; ) was a Portuguese infanta (princess), youngest daughter of King Afonso IV of Portugal and his first wife Beatrice of Castile.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Aragon)

  • Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress

    Eleanor of Portugal (18 September 1434 – 3 September 1467) was Empress of the Holy Roman Empire.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress)

  • Eleanor of Alburquerque

    Eleanor of Alburquerque (1374-1435) became Queen consort of Aragon by her marriage to Ferdinand I of Aragon. In Spanish she is known as Leonor Urraca de Castilla, Condesa de Alburquerque.... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor of Alburquerque)

  • Eleanor of Castile, Queen of Navarre

    Eleanor of Castile (after 1363 – 27 February 1416) was an infanta of Castile and the Queen consort of Navarre.... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor of Castile, Queen of Navarre)

  • Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal

    Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal is a Queen... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal)

  • Eleanor of Anjou

    Eleanor of Anjou (August, 1289 - 9 August 1341) was the Queen consort of Frederick III of Sicily.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor of Anjou)

  • Eleanor Gonzaga (1630–1686)

    Eleanor Gonzaga (1630–1686) is a Queen... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Gonzaga (1630–1686))

Poets

There are seven Poets called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Farjeon

    Eleanor Farjeon (pronounced far'-zhun) (13 February 1881 – 5 June 1965) was an English author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Many of her works had charming illustrations by Edward Ardizzone.... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Farjeon)

  • Eleanor Percy Lee

    Eleanor Percy Lee (1819-1849), daughter of Sarah Percy and Nathaniel Ware, co-authored two books of poetry with her sister Catherine Anne Warfield and is the literary ancestor of famed southern writers William Alexander Percy and Walker Percy.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Percy Lee)

  • Eleanor Anne Porden

    Eleanor Anne Porden is a Poet... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Anne Porden)

  • Eleanor Ross Taylor

    Eleanor Ross Taylor is an American poet. She was born in North Carolina in 1920, and graduated from Woman's College, now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1940.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Ross Taylor)

  • Eleanor Lerman

    Eleanor Lerman (born 1952) is an American poet, novelist, and short story writer.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Lerman)

  • Eleanor Wilner

    Eleanor Rand Wilner (born 1937 Ohio) is an American poet, and editor.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Wilner)

  • Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

    Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon is a Poet... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon)

Presidents

There are four Presidents called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Smeal

    Eleanor Smeal (born July 30, 1939 as Eleanor Marie Cutri in Ashtabula, Ohio) is a feminist activist, political analyst, lobbyist, and grassroots organizer. Smeal is also the president and founder of the Feminist Majority Foundation and has served as president of the National Organization for Women twice.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Smeal)

  • Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis

    Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis is a President... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis)

  • Eleanor Wilson McAdoo

    Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo (16 October 1889 – 5 April 1967) was an American author who wrote about her famous father, Woodrow Wilson. She usually went by the nickname Nellie.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Wilson McAdoo)

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt is a President... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Roosevelt)

Journalists

There are four Journalists called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Mondale

    Eleanor Jane Mondale (born January 19, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American radio personality television host, and actor. She is the only daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale and Joan Mondale.... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Mondale)

  • Eleanor Clift

    Eleanor Clift is a Journalist... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Clift)

  • Eleanor Oldroyd

    Eleanor Oldroyd (born Bury, Greater Manchester, 2 June 1962) is an English sports broadcaster with BBC Radio.... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Oldroyd)

  • Eleanor Randolph

    Eleanor Randolph is an American journalist and member of the editorial board of The New York Times. A native of Florida, Randolph is a graduate of Emory University and veteran journalist who began working at a newspaper in Pensacola, Florida in 1968.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Randolph)

Painters

There are three Painters called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Coen

    Eleanor Coen is a Painter... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Coen)

  • Eleanor Bond

    Eleanor Bond is a Canadian artist and painter who depicts futuristic cities in which the urban environment merges with nature.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Bond)

  • Eleanor Vere Boyle

    Eleanor Vere Gordon Boyle (1 May 1825 – 29 July 1916) was an English artist and author of the Victorian era.Michael McGarvie, "Eleanor Vere Boyle (1825–1916): Artist and Illustrator; Her Life, Work, and Circle," Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society, Vol.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Vere Boyle)

Kings

There are three Kings called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor of Alburquerque

    Eleanor of Alburquerque (1374-1435) became Queen consort of Aragon by her marriage to Ferdinand I of Aragon. In Spanish she is known as Leonor Urraca de Castilla, Condesa de Alburquerque.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor of Alburquerque)

  • Eleanor of Anjou

    Eleanor of Anjou (August, 1289 - 9 August 1341) was the Queen consort of Frederick III of Sicily.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor of Anjou)

  • Eleanor Gonzaga (1630–1686)

    Eleanor Gonzaga (1630–1686) is a King... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Gonzaga (1630–1686))

Swimmers

There are two Swimmers called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Holm

    Eleanor Holm is a Swimmer... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Holm)

  • Eleanor Simmonds

    Eleanor Simmonds is a Swimmer... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Simmonds)

Physicians

There are two Physicians called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Davies-Colley

    Eleanor Davies-Colley FRCS (21 August 1874; Petworth, Sussex – 10 December 1934; London) was a British surgeon. Among the earliest women in the UK to pursue a career in surgery, at that time an almost entirely male-dominated profession, she was also the co-founder of the South London Hospital for Women and Children.... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Davies-Colley)

  • Eleanor Campbell (physician)

    Eleanor Anderson Campbell (1878–1959, née Eleanor Milbank Anderson) was the founder and director of the Judson Health Center (1921), a health and dental clinic serving residents of the lower west side of New York City. First located in the basement of the Judson Memorial Church south of Washington Square, by 1924 the Center was the largest clinic of its kind in the United States.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Campbell (physician))

Philosophers

There are two Philosophers called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Marx

    Eleanor Marx is a Philosopher... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Marx)

  • Eleanor Duckworth

    Eleanor Ruth Duckworth (born 1935 in Montreal, Canada) is a cognitive psychologist, educational theorist and constructivist educator. A former student, colleague, leading translator and interpreter of Jean Piaget as well as renowned Professor of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education, she is one of the leading progressive educators today.... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Duckworth)

Naturalists

There are two Naturalists called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Anne Ormerod

    Eleanor Anne Ormerod (May 11, 1828 - July 19, 1901) was an English entomologist. She was a daughter of George Ormerod, F.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Anne Ormerod)

  • Eleanor Glanville

    Lady Eleanor Glanville (c.1654–1709) was a 17th century English entomologist from Tickenham in Somerset.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Glanville)

Architects

There are two Architects called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Raymond

    Eleanor Raymond (March 24, 1887 – July 4, 1989) was an American architect who built and designed the first occupied, solar-powered house in the United States.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Raymond)

  • Eleanor Manning O'Connor

    Eleanor Manning O'Connor is an Architect... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Manning O'Connor)

Baseball Players

There are two Baseball Players called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Callow

    Eleanor Callow is a Baseball Player... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Callow)

  • Eleanor Dapkus

    Eleanor Dapkus is a Baseball Player... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Dapkus)

Criminals

There are two Criminals called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Jarman

    Eleanor Jarman (born 1904) was an American runaway, fugitive from justice, and robber who was jailed, escaped from jail in 1940, was placed on the FBI ten most wanted fugitives list, and remains missing.... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Jarman)

  • Eleanor Brooksby

    Eleanor Brooksby was a British noblewoman who, along with her sister Anne Vaux, supported Catholics in England during the 16th century by providing safe houses including Baddesley Clinton in Warwickshire and White Webbs in Enfield Chase near London for Jesuit missionaries such as Henry Garnett and was later involved in the Gunpowder Plot.... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Brooksby)

Dancers

There are two Dancers called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Powell

    Eleanor Powell is a Dancer... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Powell)

  • Eleanor King

    Eleanor King is a Dancer... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor King)

Diplomats

There are two Diplomats called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Lansing Dulles

    Eleanor Lansing Dulles (June 1, 1895 - October 30, 1996) was an author, teacher and United States Government employee. She was a member of a diplomatic dynasty which spanned three generations.... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Lansing Dulles)

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt is a Diplomat... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Roosevelt)

Inventors

There are two Inventors called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Wong (musician)

    Eleanor Wong Yee-lun is a pianist and keyboards teacher in Hong Kong. Wong studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London on an Associated Board Scholarship with Frederic Jackson and Max Pirani.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Wong (musician))

  • Eleanor Coade

    Eleanor Coade is an Inventor... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Coade)

Models

There is one Model called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Glynn

    Not to be confused with Elinor Glyn, the novelist... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Glynn)

Emperors

There is one Emperor called Eleanor.

Comedians

There is one Comedian called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Bron

    Eleanor Bron is a Comedian... (abstract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Bron)

Physicists

There is one Physicist called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor F. Helin

    Eleanor Francis "Glo" Helin (19 November 1932 - 25 January 2009MPML) was an American astronomer. She was principal investigator of the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) program of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor F. Helin)

Playwrights

There is one Playwright called Eleanor.

Climbers

There is one Climber called Eleanor.

  • Grace Eleanor Hadow

    Grace Eleanor Hadow (born Cirencester, England 1875–1940) was an author, Principal of St Anne's College, Oxford University and vice-chairman of the Women's Institute1920s, Women's Institute, UK..... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Grace Eleanor Hadow)

Classical Composers

There is one Classical Composer called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Hovda

    Eleanor Hovda (born March 27, 1940 in Duluth, Minnesota – died November 12, 2009 in Springdale, Arkansas) was a composer and dancer from the United States of America.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Hovda)

Judges

There is one Judge called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor King (judge)

    Dame Eleanor Warwick King, DBE (born 13 September 1957) was appointed as a Justice of the High Court and is styled as Mrs Justice Eleanor King.... (extract from the wikipedia article on Eleanor King (judge))

Sex Workers

There is one Sex Worker called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor of Guzman

    Eleanor of Guzman or Leonor Núñez de Guzmán (1310 in Sevilla-1351 in Talavera de la Reina) was a Castilian noblewoman and long-term mistress to Alfonso XI of Castile. She was the mother of King Henry II of Castile.... (excerpt from the wikipedia article on Eleanor of Guzman)

Astronomers

There is one Astronomer called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor F. Helin

    Eleanor Francis "Glo" Helin (19 November 1932 - 25 January 2009MPML) was an American astronomer. She was principal investigator of the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) program of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor F. Helin)

World Record Holders

There is one World Record Holder called Eleanor.

  • Eleanor Simmonds

    Eleanor Simmonds is a World Record Holder... ( from the wikipedia article on Eleanor Simmonds)

Eleanor

Gender: more often female

Meaning: Light

Origin: Greek

Lucky Number: One

Popularity: Position 25 in 1920, currently increasing

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