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Origin: Israel
Region Origin: Western Asia

The name Eleanor, often abbreviated as Ellie, has its origins in both Greek and French languages, meaning "light-hearted" or "shining light". It is primarily a girl's name and is pronounced as eh-luh-nor. The name has a rich history, with its earliest known usage dating back to the 12th century among English aristocrats. Eleanor is derived from the Old French name Aliénor, which translates to "the other Aenor". This name may have originated from French Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose mother's name was Aenor. The name Eleanor is also sometimes considered a variant of the Greek name Helen, which means "sun ray" or "shining light". Another theory suggests that it comes from the Germanic name Adenorde, meaning "ancient north" or "noble north". The name's popularity has seen resurgence in recent years, offering a timeless and classic choice for modern parents.

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