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  1. Eleanornoun

    A female given name.

  2. Etymology: The first known bearer was Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122–1204), Provençal Aliénor, perhaps from Latin alia ("other") and her mother's name Aenor, its meaning thereby said to be 'the other Aenor'. This Aenor seems to come from earlier Adenordis, which might be some corruption of Adamardis, feminine form of Ademar or Adamarus, from Proto-Germanic *Audamērijaz, from *audaz ("riches") + *mērijaz ("famous").


  1. Eleanor

    Eleanor () is a feminine given name, originally from an Old French adaptation of the Old Provençal name Aliénor. It is the name of a number of women of royalty and nobility in western Europe during the High Middle Ages. The name was introduced to England by Eleanor of Aquitaine, who came to marry King Henry II. It was also borne by Eleanor of Provence, who became Queen consort of England as the wife of King Henry III, and Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I. The name was popular in the United States in the 1910s and 1920s, peaking at rank 25 in 1920. It declined below 600 by the 1970s, again rose to rank 32 in the 2010s. Eleanor Roosevelt, the longest-serving first lady of the US was probably the most famous bearer of the name in contemporary history. Common hypocorisms include Elle, Ella, Ellie, Elly, Leonor, Leonora, Leonore, Nella, Nellie, Nelly, and Nora.


  1. Eleanor

    Eleanor is a town in Putnam County, West Virginia, U.S., along the Kanawha River. Its population was 1,518 at the 2010 census. The town was established as a New Deal project in the 1930s and named for Eleanor Roosevelt. Like other Franklin D. Roosevelt towns around the nation, it was a "sundown town", for whites only. Eleanor is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702. New definitions from February 28, 2013 placed the population at 363,000.

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  1. Eleanor

    queen of Edward I. of England and sister of Alfonso X. (q. v.) of Castile, surnamed the Wise, accompanied her husband to the Crusade in 1269, and is said to have saved him by sucking the poison from a wound inflicted by a poisoned arrow; was buried at Westminster (1244-1290).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eleanor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eleanor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Emeldia Bailey:

    We would sit and listen to all Eleanor Roosevelt stories, about places where Eleanor Roosevelt'd flown.

  2. Azellia White:

    Eleanor Roosevelt helped us, eleanor Roosevelt said,' I'm going back and tell them to let those black guys fly,' and Eleanor Roosevelt did it, and we took over.

  3. Clare Boothe Luce:

    No woman has ever so comforted the distressed or distressed the comfortable. -- On Eleanor Roosevelt

  4. Eleanor Roosevelt:

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  5. Ted Widmer:

    Each Roosevelt was a really admired figure throughout the Clinton White House. We talked about history all the time, we felt like Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were friendly spirits.

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    showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    • A. aligned
    • B. squashy
    • C. profound
    • D. cosmopolitan

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