Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Shining One
Main Origin Language: French
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In 2017 the name Eleanor...

• was given to 5,519 baby girls
• was the 35th most popular name for baby girls
• was 335% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin
• was least popular in Florida, Arizona, and Nevada
• was about as popular as Addison and Natalie
Babies Named Eleanor Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Eleanor...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2017
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1984
• is 224% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 633% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Hazel, Cora, Nora, Leo, Otto, Ford
• has the most opposite popularity history to Elizabeth, Kathrine, Tanna, Ruben, Rene, Anthony
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Eleanor Per State
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Geographically the name Eleanor...

• 6% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Cora, Nora, Evelyn, Everett, Henry, Emmett
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Melanie, Allison, Brianna, Christian, Brandon, Aaron
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Eleanor by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Eleanor are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Eleanor will be the only kid named Eleanor in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Eleanor compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Eleanor rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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