There are multiple origins and meanings for the name Eleanor:
1. Comes from the French words elle est en or meaning - "she is made of gold, golden"
2. Form of the given name Helen - "sunny"
3. Hebrew name"God (El) is my light (Or)"
4. Turkic name, combination of the proper nouns El + Nora =" light of the nations"
Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the most powerful and fascinating personalities of feudal Europe. At age 15 she married Louis VII, king of France, bringing into the union her vast possessions from the River Loire to the Pyrenees. Eleanor was the Queen of the two states (French and Englis) and mother of the Richard the Lionheart.