Of Greek or Germanic origin.
An alternative form of the name Eleanor.
From the Occitan name Aliénor.
Some sources associate it with the name Aenor which is possibly connected with the male Germanic name Anor.
Eleanor is the Old French form of Aliénor and it is associated with the Greek name “Ελένη”, Helenē.
Sources mention that the name may be from the Germanic name with first element “ali”, meaning other, foreign.
Eleonora is a name that has been borne by several members of old European royalty.
Eleonora is ranked #38 in Italy (2016).
Famous bearers are Eleonora Giovanardi, Eleonora Lo Bianco, Eleonora Zouganeli, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Eleonora Gaggero, Eleonora Giorgi.