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Name:  Eleanor

First letter:  E

Meaning:  (pronounced El-i-nuhr) Originating In Greek And Meaning The Bright One. Perhaps A Variant Of The Name Helen.

History of name: 
Doesn't directly appear in the Christian Bible. Most famous religious connection was the Blessed Archangela Girlani (also known as Eleanor Girlani). A religious child, she planned to become a Benedictine nun. However, when she left for the convent her horse stubbornly refused to move. Taking thsi as a sign, she joined the Carmelites at Parma, Italy in 1478, taking the name Archangela. She eventually became Prioress at Parma and at Mantua.

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