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One of the main characters in the book 'Sense and Sensibility' by Jane Austin.
Anjamon  8/23/2005
This name is used in Israel with the meaning "My God Is The Light". Eli as 'My God' and Nor as a variant of the word Or which means 'Light'.
― Anonymous User  11/26/2006
I prefer this to the version 'Eleanor'.
Surreal  1/7/2007
Ellinor is the more common spelling in Sweden. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  1/15/2007
Famous bearer is Elinor Loredan from Cornelia Funke's books Inkheart and Inkspell.
princessleia28  7/31/2007
It is a really gorgeous name. I find there is a clear difference between Elinor and Eleanor. I pronounce Elinor as 'E-lin-or' and Eleanor as 'E-len-er'. Of the two of them, I prefer Elinor. It sounds so posh when I hear people say it!
GarbageGuy  5/11/2008
Elinor Dashwood from Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen.
elinor  8/2/2008
Much prettier than Eleanor.
― Anonymous User  11/2/2008
Katie Courick has a daughter named Elinor.
KrisMichelle  1/7/2009
Looks like it should be pronounced Ellie-nor.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2009
This is an ugly variant of Eleanor. Eleanor is so much classier and professional.
Dawson  11/20/2010
Ugly spelling. Eleanor all the way!
Chrila96  12/15/2010
Eleanor looks too old-fashioned. Elinor is much much better.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2011
I don't like this or Eleanor, I just fancy the pet form "Nell".
DaphneSusan  2/1/2011
Elinor Donahue (b. 1937 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2012
Katie Couric's daughter Elinor was named after her mother.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2013
What an ABSOLUTE disgrace to a classic. Spell it Eleanor or just simply don't use it. Elinor looks both dyslexic and illiterate. As though someone was unsure of how to spell it and just guessed at it.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2014
Eleanor, while more popular in the United States is not the "true" version of the name. And I wish "anonymous" would keep her ignorance to herself. In England the name spelt Elinor has been around for hundreds of years. Jane Austen used this name and spelling in her book in 1811. Just because I didn't wish to name my child after Eleanor Roosevelt (whose first name was actually Anna) and chose to use an older family name doesn't mean it was "made up" or misspelt.
jenjen2dogs  1/15/2015
I agree with you, if some moron thinks Jane Austen is illiterate, that effectively renders their opinion impotent anyway. Enough said.
I prefer this older spelling, because it makes people pronounce it Ellie-nor, whereas the other more common spelling reminds me of lenor fabric softener and with the extra 'a', makes me want to say Ellie-anner/Elle-Leanna.
queen_vic  1/20/2015
As I assume you are addressing the comment directly above you, why do you assume the gender of the anonymous poster is female and is the same user you frequently run into?
That could have been anyone. Also, many people are named Eleanor, it does not mean they are named after Eleanor Roosevelt. Okay?

There are going to be people who dislike the spelling of Elinor and prefer Eleanor over it. That does not at all make them ignorant. In my opinion, yes I do prefer Eleanor but does that make me ignorant because I think the spelling of Elinor actually looks bad?
― Anonymous User  5/26/2016
The spelling Elinor is also, I think, more commonly used in France. I love my name, super uncommon, even more so than Eleanor. Though a warning for anyone considering naming their child this, they will hear no end of Beatles references to Eleanor Rigby.
ElinorS  11/12/2015
Queen Elinor is the mother of Princess Merida, the main protagonist of the 2012 Pixar film "Brave".
― Anonymous User  1/31/2016
Was given to 140 girls in America in 2014.
cutenose  2/22/2016
Oh I definitely prefer the spelling of Eleanor. Elinor looks illiterate and less sophisticated. Also, Elinor looks a bit masculine (if not a lot)

Nice name but just not crazy over this particular spelling (Elinor).
― Anonymous User  5/25/2016
The name Elinor was given to 163 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
I prefer the spelling Elinor to Eleanor. It sounds very queenly and regal.
Kitandkat  3/26/2018

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