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Meaning & History

Short form of ELEANOR. This was also the name of an ancient Italian town (modern Velia) which is well known for being the home of the philosopher Parmenides and his student Zeno of Elea, who was famous for his paradoxes.
DiminutivesNellie, Nelly
Other Languages & CulturesEleonora Bulgarian Eleonora, Ellinor, Ella, Nora Danish Eleonora, Ellen, Noor, Noortje, Nora Dutch Eleonoora, Ella, Elli, Noora Finnish Eléonore French Eleonora, Eleonore, Lore, Leonore, Nora German Eleonora Greek Eleonóra, Nóra Hungarian Eleonora, Leonora, Lora, Lorita, Nora, Norina Italian Noor, Noortje Limburgish Eleonora, Ellinor, Ella, Nora Norwegian Aliénor Occitan Eleonora Polish Leonor Portuguese Eleonora Russian Eilionoir, Eilidh Scottish Leonor Spanish Eleonor, Eleonora, Ellinor, Ella, Nora Swedish Eleonora Ukrainian
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diminutives, short forms, towns
Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute