50 Middle Names for Eleanor You’ll Love to Say Out Loud

A list of names that sound beautiful spoken after “Eleanor”

Neve Spicer
Written by Neve Spicer Updated on May 31st, 2022

As parents, we always want what’s best for our kids, providing them with all of life’s advantages as best we can. The first step, of course, is selecting their first name, followed by an equally beautiful middle name.

A middle name is one way of providing your child with a sense of identity and purpose..

Choosing a middle name for your child should be fun, especially if it’s a name that has special meaning to you and your family. It could even be one that’s just unique and (dare we say it) a bit outrageous! 

Struggling to come up with an ideal middle name for Eleanor? Check out our following 50 great suggestions:

  1. Eleanor Aleena
  2. Eleanor Alessandra
  3. Eleanor Bexley
  4. Eleanor Bianca
  5. Eleanor Camille
  6. Eleanor Celeste
  7. Eleanor Demi
  8. Eleanor Drew
  9. Eleanor Elle
  10. Eleanor Ellis
  11. Eleanor Florence
  12. Eleanor Frances
  13. Eleanor Gracie
  14. Eleanor Greta
  15. Eleanor Haylee
  16. Eleanor Hazel
  17. Eleanor Ivanna
  18. Eleanor Ivory
  19. Eleanor Jessica
  20. Eleanor Jianna
  21. Eleanor Kai
  22. Eleanor Kallie
  23. Eleanor Lauryn
  24. Eleanor Laylah
  25. Eleanor Maci
  26. Eleanor Mae
  27. Eleanor Nia
  28. Eleanor Neomi
  29. Eleanor Oaklie
  30. Eleanor Olive
  31. Eleanor Palmer
  32. Eleanor Paula
  33. Eleanor Queen
  34. Eleanor Quinn
  35. Eleanor Raya
  36. Eleanor Ruth
  37. Eleanor Sasha
  38. Eleanor Savannah
  39. Eleanor Talia
  40. Eleanor Taylor
  41. Eleanor Vienna
  42. Eleanor Vivian
  43. Eleanor Winter
  44. Eleanor Wren
  45. Eleanor Ximena
  46. Eleanor Xiomara
  47. Eleanor Yara
  48. Eleanor Zaria
  49. Eleanor Zelda
  50. Eleanor Zhuri

My favorite middle names for Eleanor are definitely Celeste and Talia. I love their classical feel and distinct femininity. Celeste is of Latin origin and means ‘heavenly’, while Talia is Hebrew for ‘heavenly dew’. 

But these are just my personal favorites. More importantly – what are yours? There’s an abundance of names to choose from, so let your imagination flow.

The significance of a perfect middle name

A middle name is more than just a little hidden gem tucked away in official family documents or airplane tickets. For instance, whether you yourself have one or not, for one thing you’ll soon find it can be a great way to reach a compromise if you and your partner can’t totally agree on your baby’s name!

It could also offer your child a kind of ‘safety net’ or backup option if in future they come to dislike their first name.

It’s said that picking a middle name is a bit like designing a room. Though there are lots of rules for matching colors and patterns, ultimately what’s most important is that it works for you.

Whatever you decide, make sure the middle name you choose will be one your daughter will love and feel happy with.

Honoring family members with middle names

If you’re looking for a way to honor your family heritage while passing on the family name, choosing a middle name for your child is a great way to do it. 

Show a parent, or possibly a dear departed grandad or aunt, how much they mean to you by letting their first name become your little one’s middle name. 

If you’re unsure about using the name of a much-loved relative as a first name, using it as a middle name would work just as well.

We also know some families who’ve used their mom’s maiden name as their baby’s middle name, honoring both families while at the same time keeping the family tree intact.

Nickname potential with middle names

A nickname, or diminutive, can become one of the most creative aspects of naming, being cool, clever, and playful; sometimes taking on an unexpected life of its own.

If you want your daughter’s middle name to be unique and special, there are loads of options to choose from. Try giving them a nickname-rich name that, for instance, lets them use one of either Nell, Penny, or the full Penelope. On the other hand, the name Elizabeth contains the familiar Liz, Lizzie, or Beth, the classics Betty, Bess and Libby, or even the downright unusual Zibby!

Other middle name/nickname options could include a favorite TV or movie character, or an obscure reference (a place name? a color? a flower?) that will make sense to only you and your family?

The full-name power play

Eleanor Talia Connelly – How many times have I told you to tidy your room!” 

That’s right, here comes trouble again. The ‘full-name power play’ is when all three (or more) of a kid’s names are used to strike fear into the heart of even the most rebellious child. And it works every time. 

There’s nothing more intimidating than a parent approaching their tearaway kid like a gathering storm and calling them by their first, middle, and last names. 

In fact, this tactic could even work in your favor before you’ve actually decided on a middle name. We suggest you write all your proposed names down and listen to how they sound when calling them out loud. The ones that slip off the tongue most easily together could include the middle name you’ve been searching for all this time!

Meaning of the name Eleanor

Eleanor is a name with wonderful meanings and is derived from the Greek name Helen, meaning ‘bright, shining one’.

Eleanor can also mean ‘honor,’ ‘truth,’ or ‘praise,’ making this the perfect name for a daughter who you hope may, one day, bring light into the world.

Famous Eleanors are Eleanor Roosevelt, the longest serving first-lady of the United States (1933-1945), and Eleanor Rigby ( the classic Beatles song).

Most popular nicknames are: Ella, Ellie, Nell, and Nora.

Wrapping up

Middle names can be a fabulous way of adding extra personality to your child’s name. Does it make others smile? Will it grow with your child? Do you love saying it? And, most of all, does it suit your child?

Repeat all 3 names out loud – do they flow nicely? Write them down on paper – do they look and sound good together? 

These are just some of our suggested names, so if you’re still undecided, hopefully the list will spark your imagination, inspiring you to unearth the perfect middle name you’re looking for.

Happy hunting!

Neve Spicer
Written by Neve Spicer Updated on May 31st, 2022
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