Meaning:
God is my Light
Bright and Shiny One

Origin:
English

Jovial, Unique, Magnetic

The Urbanite

Eleanor is a medieval royal name that derives from Alienor, meaning is ‘God is my Light’ or ‘Bright and Shiny One’.

This name came into popularity through Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. She was married, firstly to King Louis VII of France, and then later to King Henry II of England.

Eleanor is still popular today and reminds me of names Eloise, Evelyn and Elizabeth. Not to be forgotten is its Dutch diminutive Noor, which gives it a modern edge and feels like Luna and Rue.