August 17, 2014 § 8 Comments

From the Old French version of the name “Aliénor”, meaning “the other Aenor”. Possibly also related to “Helen“.

Alianor, Aliénor, Eilionoir, Eilidh, Elea, Eleanora, Eleanore, Elenor, Elenora, Elenore, Eleonor, Elinor, Elinora, Elinore, Ella, Ellanore, Elle, Ellen, Elli, Ellie, Ellinor, Elly, Elnora, Leanora, Leonore, Lenora, Lenore, Leonor, Lore, Lorita, Nell, Nelle, Nellie, Nelly, Nonie, Nony, Noor, Noora, Nora, Norah, Noreen, Norene, Norina, etc. 

– Aunt Eleanor, who teaches Molly the value of beauty, in “Molly Gair’s New Dress”, from The Youngest Miss Lorton, and Other Stories by Nora Perry (1889).

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