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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.lə-NAWR
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Meaning & History

Short form of ELEANOR. This was the name of the departed love of the narrator in Edgar Allan Poe's poem 'The Raven' (1845).
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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Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute