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Lianor

Lianor is the medieval Portuguese form of Leonor, the Spanish and Portuguese form of Eleanor which is the Old French form of Occitan Aliénor which could mean “the other Aenor” from Latin alia meaning “another” and the given name Aenor, possibly a Germanic name of unknown meaning, though it’s been linked to Adenorde or Adenor, made up of Germanic elements adal (noble) and nord (north), or even as a contracted form of Azenor, a Breton name of uncertain meaning and etymology though it could also be derived from Breton enor “honor”. Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Consort of France and England during the 12th century, is said to have been named after her mother Aenor, and Aliénor distinguished her as the other Aenor. However, since the name had been used well before Eleanor of Aquitaine’s birth, it seems likely that that particular meaning was only used for mother and daughter.

Another possible origin of Eleanor is that it originated from the name Helenan Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon ”. Lianor could also be a shortened form of Alianor, an anglicized form of Aliénor.

Nicknames: Lia

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Breton, Ancient Greek

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Variants:

  • Leonor (Spanish, Portuguese)

 

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