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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. 2014.
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Examples from the web for Eleanor
  • Eleanor was extroverted, lively, intelligent, and strong willed.
  • Away from henry, Eleanor was able to develop her own court in poitier.
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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