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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of EleanorLight and Radiance
See below for detailed meaning
How to pronounce Eleanor

Enter + LIttle + NOOn + pRay
Enter + Lemon + NUmbeR
ULtimate + NOOr + pRay

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Eleanor in Arabic)النور
Quranic Nature
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of EleanorElinor Elinour Elnour Elnoor Elnur Ileyenor Ileyanor Ileenore Ileenor Ileanore Ileanor Eleyenor Eleyanor Eleenore Eleenor
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Quranic Root
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Meaning of Eleanor

Eleanor is an indirect Quranic name for girls. It means light, radiance, it is a variant of El-Nour, which is a common pronunciation of Al-Nour (light). It may also derive from Turkish Ela (tan, light brown) and Arabic Nour (light). The historical origins of this name in the Western world are not clear, but it is possible that it entered in the West’s vocabulary through the Islamic civilization in Spain.

Nour is derived from the N-W-R root which is used in many places of the Quran and is used in one of the 99 Names of Allah (Al-Nour – Light).

Say, ‘Who is Lord of the heavens and the earth?’ Say, ‘God.’ Say, ‘Why do you take protectors other than Him, who can neither benefit nor harm even themselves?’ Say, ‘Are the blind and the seeing equal? Is darkness equal to light? Or have they assigned partners to God who create as He creates, so that both creations appear to them alike?’ Say, ‘God is the Creator of all things. He is the One, the Almighty.’ (Quran 13:16)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Monday 6th of August 2018 10:37:05 AM

    Can you please clarify if this name was directly or indirectly mentioned in the Quran. At the top it say directly then in your detailed description at the bottom it says indirectly. Jazak’Allah khair

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