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Origin and Meaning of Eleonore

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  1. According to a user from South Carolina, U.S., the name Eleonore is of French origin and means "Shining light".
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  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Eleanor.

Notable Persons Named Eleonore

Notable Persons Named Eleonore

Eleanor Dumont

Eleanor Dumont was a gambler. Eleanor was given the name Eleonore Alphonsine Dumant in 1834. Eleanor is also known as Madame Moustache. She breathed her last breath in 1879.

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Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich

She holds the title Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1905 to 1918. Eleonore was born as the child of Hermann of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich on September 17th, 1871 in Lich, Hesse. Eleonore is also known as Eleonore zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (German); Eleonore Ernestine Marie Prinzessin zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich and Großherzogin von Hessen und bei Rhein (full name). She died on November 16th, 1937.

Eleonore Hendricks

Eleonore Hendricks is an actor, photographer, casting (performing arts), actress, and casting director. Eleonore was born in 1983 in New York City.

Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz

Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz was royalty. She holds the title Tsaritsa of Bulgaria and List of Bulgarian consorts. She was most prominent from 1908 to 1908. Eleonore was born on August 22nd, 1860 in Trzebiechów, Zielona Góra County. She passed away on September 12th, 1917.

Eleonore Prochaska

Eleonore was born on March 11th, 1785. She breathed her last breath on October 5th, 1813.

  • Éléonore d'Esmier d'Olbreuse
  • Éléonore de Bourbon
  • Eleonore Dorothea of Anhalt-Dessau
  • Eleonore Juliane of Brandenburg-Ansbach
  • Eleonore Marie of Anhalt-Bernburg
  • Eleonore Wilhelmine of Anhalt-Köthen
  • Eleonore Schwarz
  • Eleonore Marguerre

Notable Persons With the Last Name Eleonore

Notable Persons With the Last Name Eleonore

Princess Eléonore

Princess was born as the child of Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde of Belgium on April 16th, 2008 in Erasmus Hospital.

Duchess Marie Eleonore

She holds the title Duchess of consort Prussia and List of Prussian consorts. Duchess was born as the child of William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, Maria of Austria, and Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg on June 16th, 1550 in Kleve. Duchess is also known as Marie Eleonore von Jülich-Kleve-Berg (German). She died on June 1st, 1608.

Marie Anne Éléonore

She holds the title Abbess of Saint-Antoine-des-Champs. Marie was born as the child of Louis, Prince of Condé (1668–1710), Louise Françoise de Bourbon, and Duchess of Bourbon on December 22nd, 1690 in Palace of Versailles, France. She left this life on August 30th, 1760.


She holds the title Landgravine of Hesse-Rotenburg and List of Hessian consorts. Eleonore was born as the child of Maximilian Karl Albert and Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort on February 16th, 1686 in Vienna. She died on February 22nd, 1753.

Maria Eleonore

She holds the title Countess Palatine of Sulzbach. Maria was born as the child of William and Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg on February 25th, 1675 in Rheinfels Castle. She breathed her last breath on January 27th, 1720.


Fun Facts about the name Eleonore

  • How Popular is the name Eleonore? Eleonore is the 11,112th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Eleonore have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 970 babies born with the first name Eleonore in the United States. That's more than enough people named Eleonore to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eleonore? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Eleonore first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eleonore is Saturday, November 25th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Eleonore born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eleonore was in 1923 with a total of 33 babies.
  • Random Eleonore Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Eleonore is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Eleonore: The name spelled backwards is Eronoele. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Oelenoer. How do you pronounce that?
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