Eleanor comes from the provencal name Alenor. Provencal means that the name comes from the south east of France. However it is thought to have originated from Greece as the name Elena. The name has so many stories that you know the name has some real history to it.
Popular “nicknames” for somebody called Eleanor are: Elly, Ellie, Nelly, El, Lena and Elanne. Some of the most famous Eleanor’s are Eleanor Roosevelt the famous first lady of Franklin Roosevelt. Eleanor of Aquitaine and Eleanor Seaver mastermind behind the charity Two Birds based in the UK.