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[el-uh-ner, -nawr] /ˈɛl ə nər, -ˌnɔr/
a female given name, form of Helen.
Also, Eleanora
[el-ee-uh-nawr-uh, -nohr-uh] /ˌɛl i əˈnɔr ə, -ˌnoʊr ə/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I don't in the least want to know what passed between you and Eleanor.

    Simon the Jester William J. Locke
  • "Aunt Eleanor positively forbade that," said Frances dubiously.

  • The three older women also refused to go back to Prestons, until Eleanor and her companion were discovered.

    Madge Morton's Trust Amy D. V. Chalmers
  • Eleanor would have come, of course—demanded to come; but I would not permit that.

    Cavanagh: Forest Ranger Hamlin Garland
  • Mrs. Hayward has lost no time, and poor Eleanor only keeps up because Adrienne is there to hold her up.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Word Origin and History for Eleanor

also Elinor, from Provençal Ailenor, a variant of Leonore, introduced in England by Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204), wife of Henry II. The Old French form of the name was Elienor.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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