Elinor is a very popular first name for women (#798 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)
Elinor \e-li-nor\ as a girl's name is a variant of Eleanor (Greek) and Helen (Greek), and the meaning of Elinor is "sun ray, shining light". The baby name Elinor sounds like Ellinor, Elinore, Elenor and Elanor. Other similar baby names are Eline, Elnora, Ellinore, Elliner, Ellenor, Elienore, Elienora, Elianore, Elianora, Eleonor, Elenore, Elenora, Allinor, Alenor, Elin, Elina, Elinda, Eliora and Elined. View a list of the 2 names that reference Elinor.