- A female given name.
- 1591, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):: Act I, Scene II:
- Nay, Eleanor, then must I chide outright: / Presumptuous dame! ill-nurtured Eleanor! / Art thou not second woman in the realm, / And the protector's wife, belov'd of him?
- 1866 William 'Wilkie' Collins: Armadale. Kissinger Publishing 2004. ISBN 1417911972 page 288:
- When you hear a young lady called Eleanor, you think of a tall, beautiful, interesting creature directly - the very opposite of me! With my personal appearance, Eleanor sounds ridiculous - and Neelie, as you yourself remarked, is just the thing. No! no! don't say any more - - -
- French: Éléonore, Aliénor
- German: Eleonore
- Italian: Eleonora
- Portuguese: Leonor
- Russian: Элеоно́ра
- Spanish: Leonor