The 49 Best Middle Names for Eleanor

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You know how some people just “look” like their name?

Well, it turns out that the name you choose for your baby actually has a big impact on how people see them as they grow up, and even how they see themselves!

Picking a first name is beyond my pay grade, but I do think I can help you pick a good middle name to go with it.

It all comes down to how it flows with the first name, so now that you’ve picked Eleanor, the rest should be easy.

Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Eleanor.

I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.

Hope it helps!

Middle name ideas for a girl named Eleanor

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Let’s get right into the list.

I chose about 50 middle names for Eleanor — fun, classic, feminine, unique, you name it — to give you a good starting point in your search. Hopefully, you find “the one”!

  1. Eleanor Adrienne

  2. Eleanor Anne

  3. Eleanor Beth

  4. Eleanor Beverly

  5. Eleanor Camille

  6. Eleanor Caroline

  7. Eleanor Catherine

  8. Eleanor Celeste

  9. Eleanor Charlotte

  10. Eleanor Chase

  11. Eleanor Constance

  12. Eleanor Corinne

  13. Eleanor Diane

  14. Eleanor Faye

  15. Eleanor Francis

  16. Eleanor Gayle

  17. Eleanor Grace

  18. Eleanor Gray

  19. Eleanor Harper

  20. Eleanor Hollis

  21. Eleanor Irene

  22. Eleanor Jane

  23. Eleanor Jean

  24. Eleanor June

  25. Eleanor Kate

  26. Eleanor Kay

  27. Eleanor Kristie

  28. Eleanor Louise

  29. Eleanor Lynn

  30. Eleanor Marie

  31. Eleanor May

  32. Eleanor Michelle

  33. Eleanor Natalia

  34. Eleanor Nicole

  35. Eleanor Noelle

  36. Eleanor Olive

  37. Eleanor Olivia

  38. Eleanor Paige

  39. Eleanor Quinn

  40. Eleanor Rae

  41. Eleanor Ruby

  42. Eleanor Savannah

  43. Eleanor Sophie

  44. Eleanor Tate

  45. Eleanor Taylor

  46. Eleanor Victoria

  47. Eleanor Waverly

  48. Eleanor Whitney

  49. Eleanor Wren

My favorite middle names for Eleanor are Eleanor Gray and Eleanor Quinn.

I like how these one-syllable names add a unique and lovely sound to the name Eleanor. However, with so many choices, take your time and pick the ones that sound the best to you!

Meaning of the name Eleanor

According to BabyCenter, Eleanor is a name of Greek origin, and it means “bright shining one.”

Eleanor has moved in and out of popularity since the 1900s, making a return to the limelight in recent years.

(Other popular girls’ names these days include: Quinn, Harper, and Lily)

There is also some debate that the name Eleanor can be of Old French and Old German origin, and means, “other, foreign.”

The name Eleanor has inspired the characters of popular playwrights like Shakespeare, as well as the songs of famous musicians, for example, the Beatles’ song, “Eleanor Rigby.”

Some other famous Eleanors are Eleanor Coppola (wife of Francis Ford Coppola), and, of course, Eleanor Roosevelt. (My personal favorite is Eleanor Shellstrop from ‘The Good Place’)

Many parents use a variety of nicknames for Eleanor, including Elle and Ellie.

Wrapping Up

Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Eleanor, but by no means is it an exhaustive list.

If you found one you loved (or if you figure it out later after more research), let me know in the comments!

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Good luck, parents!