[ el-uh-ner, -nawr ]
/ ˈɛl ə nər, -ˌnɔr /


a female given name, form of Helen.
Also El·e·a·no·ra [el-ee-uh-nawr-uh, -nohr-uh] /ˌɛl i əˈnɔr ə, -ˌnoʊr ə/.
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also Elinor, from Provençal Ailenor, a variant of Leonore, introduced in England by Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204), wife of Henry II. The Old French form of the name was Elienor.

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