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EALDWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements eald "old" and wine "friend". This name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
EALHHERE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ealh "temple" and here "army".
EALHSTAN   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ealh "temple" combined with stan "stone".
EALISAID   f   Manx
Manx form of ELIZABETH.
ÉAMON   m   Irish
Variant of ÉAMONN. This name was borne by American-born Irish president Éamon de Valera (1882-1975), whose birth name was Edward.
EAMON   m   Irish
Variant of ÉAMONN.
ÉAMONN   m   Irish
Irish form of EDMUND.
EAN   m   Manx
Manx form of JOHN.
ÉANNA   m   Irish
Variant of ÉNNA.
EANRAIG   m   Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of HENRY.
EARDWULF   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element eard "land" combined with wulf "wolf".
EARL   m   English
From the aristocratic title, which derives from Old English eorl "nobleman, warrior". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
EARLE   m   English
Variant of EARL.
EARLEEN   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of EARL.
EARLENE   f   English
Feminine form of EARL.
EARLINE   f   English
Feminine form of EARL.
EARNEST   m   English
Variant of ERNEST influenced by the spelling of the English word earnest.
EARNESTINE   f   English
Variant of ERNESTINE.
EARTHA   f   English
Combination of the English word earth with the feminine name suffix a. It has been used in honour of African-American philanthropist Eartha M. M. White (1876-1974). Another famous bearer was American singer and actress Eartha Kitt (1927-2008).
EASTER   f   English
From the English name of the Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. It was ultimately named for the Germanic spring goddess Eostre. It was traditionally given to children born on Easter, though it is rare in modern times.
EASTMUND   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ESMOND.
EASTON   m   English (Modern)
From an English surname which was derived from place names meaning "east town" in Old English.
EAVAN   f   Irish
Anglicized form of AOIBHEANN.
EBBA (1)   f   Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German (Rare)
Feminine form of EBBE.
EBBA (2)   f   English
From the Old English name Æbbe, meaning unknown, perhaps a contracted form of a longer name. Saint Ebba was a 7th-century daughter of king Æthelfrith of Bernicia and the founder of monasteries in Scotland. Another saint Ebba was a 9th-century abbess and martyr who mutilated her own face so that she would not be raped by the invading Danes.
EBBE   m   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German (Rare)
Diminutive of EBERHARD and other names beginning with the Germanic element ebur meaning "wild boar". In Scandinavia it is also a diminutive of ESBEN.
EBELE   f   Western African, Igbo
Means "mercy, kindness" in Igbo.
EBEN   m   English
Short form of EBENEZER.
EBENEZER   m   Biblical
Means "stone of help" in Hebrew. This was the name of a monument erected by Samuel in the Old Testament. Charles Dickens used it for the miserly character Ebenezer Scrooge in his novel 'A Christmas Carol' (1843).
ÉBER   m   Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of ÉIBHEAR.
EBERARDO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of EVERARD.
EBERHARD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of EVERARD. This name was borne by a 9th-century Duke of Friuli.
EBONY   f   English
From the English word ebony for the black wood which comes from the ebony tree. It is ultimately from the Egyptian word hbnj. In America this name is most often used by black parents.
EBRAHIM   m   Persian, Arabic
Persian form of ABRAHAM. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic IBRAHIM.
EBRU   f   Turkish
Means "paper marbling" in Turkish. Paper marbling is the art of creating colourful patterns on paper.
EBU BEKİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of ABU BAKR.
EBURWIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic cognate of EOFORWINE.
ECATERINA   f   Romanian
Romanian form of KATHERINE.
ECE   f   Turkish
Means "queen" in Turkish.
ECGBERHT   m   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EGBERT.
ECHO   f   Greek Mythology
Means "echo" from the word for the repeating reflected sound, which derives from Greek ηχη (eche) "sound". In Greek mythology Echo was a nymph given a speech impediment by Hera, so that she could only repeat what others said. She fell in love with Narcissus, but her love was not returned, and she pined away until nothing remained of her except her voice.
ECKART   m   German
Variant of EKKEHARD.
ECKBERT   m   German
German cognate of EGBERT.
ECKEHARD   m   German
Variant of EKKEHARD.
ECKHARD   m   German
Variant of EKKEHARD.
ECKHART   m   German
Variant of EKKEHARD.
ECRİN   f   Turkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from an Arabic word meaning "reward".
ED   m   English, Dutch
Short form of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.
EDA (1)   f   Turkish
Means "well-mannered" in Turkish.
EDA (2)   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of EDITH.
EDAN   m   Irish, Scottish
Variant of AIDAN.
EDANA   f   History
Latinized form of ÉTAÍN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.
EDDA (1)   f   Italian
Italian form of HEDDA.
EDDA (2)   f   Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Possibly from Old Norse meaning "great-grandmother". This was the name of two literary works by the 13th-century Icelandic author Snorri Sturluson: the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda. This is also the name of a character in the Poetic Edda, though it is unclear if her name is connected to the name of the collection.
EDDIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.
EDDY   m   English
Diminutive of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.
EDE   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of EDVÁRD or EDUÁRD.
EDELMIRA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of ADELMAR.
EDELMIRO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of ADELMAR.
EDEN   f & m   Hebrew, English (Modern)
Means "place of pleasure" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament the Garden of Eden was the place where the first people, Adam and Eve, lived before they were expelled.
EDER (1)   m   Biblical
Means "flock" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Beriah in the Old Testament.
EDER (2)   m   Basque
Means "handsome, beautiful" in Basque.
EDERNE   f   Basque
Feminine variant of EDER (2).
EDGAR   m   English, French
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gar "spear". This was the name of a 10th-century English king, Edgar the Peaceful. The name did not survive long after the Norman conquest, but it was revived in the 18th century, in part due to a character by this name in Sir Walter Scott's novel 'The Bride of Lammermoor' (1819), which tells of the tragic love between Edgar Ravenswood and Lucy Ashton. Famous bearers include author and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), French impressionist painter Edgar Degas (1834-1917), and author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950).
EDGARAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of EDGAR.
EDGARD   m   French
French form of EDGAR.
EDGARDO   m   Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EDGAR.
EDI   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene diminutive of EDVARD and a Croatian diminutive of EDUARD.
EDIE   f   English
Diminutive of EDITH.
EDINA   f   Hungarian
Possibly a Hungarian form of a Germanic name. Alternatively it could be derived from the name of a Hungarian town.
EDISON   m   English
From an English surname which meant either "son of EDA (2)" or "son of ADAM". A famous bearer of the surname was the inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931).
EDIT   f   Hungarian, Swedish
Hungarian and Swedish form of EDITH.
EDITE   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of EDITH.
ÉDITH   f   French
French form of EDITH.
EDITH   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
From the Old English name Eadgyð, derived from the elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gyð "war". It was popular among Anglo-Saxon royalty, being borne for example by Saint Eadgyeth;, the daughter of King Edgar the Peaceful. The name remained common after the Norman conquest. It became rare after the 15th century, but was revived in the 19th century.
EDİZ   m   Turkish
Means "high" in Turkish.
EDMAO   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of EDMUND. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Edmond.
EDMÉ   m   French (Archaic)
Short form of EDMOND.
EDMÉE   f   French (Rare)
Feminine form of EDMÉ.
EDMOND   m   French
French form of EDMUND. A notable bearer was the English astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742), for whom Halley's comet is named.
EDMONDA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of EDMUND.
EDMONDO   m   Italian
Italian form of EDMUND.
EDMUND   m   English, German, Polish
From the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and mund "protection". This was the name of two Anglo-Saxon kings of England. It was also borne by two saints, including a 9th-century king of East Anglia who, according to tradition, was shot to death with arrows after refusing to divide his Christian kingdom with an invading pagan Danish leader. This Old English name remained in use after the Norman conquest (even being used by king Henry III for one of his sons), though it became less common after the 15th century.... [more]
EDMUNDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EDMUND.
EDNA (1)   f   Irish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
EDNA (2)   f   Biblical
Means "pleasure" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament Apocrypha in the Book of Tobit.
'EDNAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EDNA (2).
EDOARDO   m   Italian
Italian form of EDWARD.
EDOM   m   Biblical
Means "red" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Esau is given the name Edom because he trades his birthright for a helping of red broth.
EDORTA   m   Basque
Basque form of EDWARD.
ÉDOUARD   m   French
French form of EDWARD.
EDRIC   m   English (Rare)
From the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and ric "rule". After the Norman conquest this Old English name was not commonly used. It has occasionally been revived in modern times.
EDSEL   m   Various
Variant of ETZEL notably borne by Edsel Ford (1893-1943), the son of the American industrialist Henry Ford.
EDU   m   Portuguese
Portuguese short form of EDUARDO.
EDUÁRD   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of EDWARD.
EDUARDA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of EDWARD.
EDUARDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EDWARD.
EDUARDS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of EDWARD.
EDUR   m   Basque
Means "snow" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Nieves.
EDURNE   f   Basque
Feminine form of EDUR.
EDVÁRD   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of EDWARD.
EDVIGE   f   Italian
Italian form of HEDWIG.
EDVIN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian
Scandinavian, Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian form of EDWIN.
EDWARD   m   English, Polish
Means "rich guard", derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and weard "guard". This was the name of several Anglo-Saxon kings, the last being Saint Edward the Confessor shortly before the Norman conquest in the 11th century. He was known as a just ruler, and because of his popularity his name remained in use after the conquest when most other Old English names were replaced by Norman ones. The 13th-century Plantagenet king Henry III named his son and successor after the saint, and seven subsequent kings of England were also named Edward.... [more]
EDWEENA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of EDWINA.
EDWENA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of EDWINA.
EDWIGE   f   French
French form of HEDWIG.
EDWIN   m   English, Dutch
Means "rich friend" from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wine "friend". This was the name of a 7th-century Northumbrian king, regarded as a saint. After the Norman conquest the name was not popular, but it was eventually revived in the 19th century. A notable bearer was the astronaut Edwin Aldrin (1930-), also known as Buzz, the second man to walk on the moon.
EDWINA   f   English
Feminine form of EDWIN.
EDWYN   m   English (Rare)
Variant of EDWIN.
EDWYNA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of EDWINA.
EDYTA   f   Polish
Polish form of EDITH.
EDYTHA   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of EDYTHE.
EDYTHE   f   English
Variant of EDITH.
EELIS   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ELIJAH.
EEMELI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of EMIL.
EEMIL   m   Finnish
Finnish form of EMIL.
EERIK   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ERIC.
EERIKA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of ERICA.
EERIKKI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ERIC.
EERO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ERIC. A famous bearer was the architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961).
EETU   m   Finnish
Finnish form of EDWARD.
EEVA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of EVA.
EEVI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of EVA.
EFA   f   Welsh
Welsh form of EVA.
EFE (1)   m   Turkish
Means "older brother, brave" in Turkish.
EFE (2)   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Short form of EFEMENA or other names containing efe "wealth".
EFEMENA   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "here is my wealth" in Urhobo.
EFFIE (1)   f   English (Archaic)
Diminutive of EUPHEMIA.
EFFIE (2)   f   Scottish
Anglicized form of OIGHRIG.
EFIGÉNIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of IPHIGENEIA.
EFIGÊNIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of IPHIGENEIA.
EFIMIA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of EUPHEMIA.
EFISIO   m   Italian
From the Latin byname Ephesius, which originally belonged to a person who was from the city of Ephesus in Ionia. This was the name of a saint martyred on Sardinia in the 4th century.
EFRAIM   m   Hebrew, Biblical
Variant of EPHRAIM.
EFRAÍN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of EPHRAIM.
EFRAT   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRATH.
'EFRAYIM   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRAIM.
EFROSYNI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of EUPHROSYNE.
EFSTATHIOS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of EUSTATHIOS.
EFTHALIA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of EUTHALIA.
EFTHYMIA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of EUTHYMIA.
EFTYCHIA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of EUTYCHIA.
EFUA   f   Western African, Akan
Variant of AFUA.
EGBERT   m   English, Dutch
Means "bright edge" from the Old English elements ecg "edge of a sword" and beorht "bright". This was the name of kings of Kent and Wessex as well as two English saints. The name was rarely used after the Norman conquest but was revived in the 19th century.
EGEMEN   m   Turkish
Means "dominant" in Turkish.
EGÍDIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aegidius (see GILES).
EGIDIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Aegidius (see GILES).
EGIL   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Egill, a diminutive of names that began with the element agi "awe, terror". This was the name of a semi-legendary Icelandic warrior.
EGILHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements agil "edge of a sword" and hard "brave, hardy".
EGILL   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of EGIL.
EGINO   m   Ancient Germanic
Older form of EGON.
EGLANTINE   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the flower also known as sweetbrier. It was first used as a given name (in the form Eglentyne) in Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th-century story 'The Prioress's Tale'.
EGLĖ   f   Lithuanian
Means "spruce tree" in Lithuanian. In a Lithuanian legend Eglė was a young woman who married a sea snake.
EGNATIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Earlier form of IGNATIUS.
EGON   m   German
Derived from the Germanic element ag, which means "edge of a sword".
EGUZKI   m   Basque
Means "sun" in Basque.
EGUZKIÑE   f   Basque
Feminine form of EGUZKI.
EHA   f   Estonian
Means "dusk" in Estonian.
EHMET   m   Uyghur
Uyghur form of AHMAD.
EHSAN   m & f   Persian
Persian form of IHSAN.
EHUD   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "united" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the biblical judges. He killed Eglon, the king of Moab, and freed the city of Jericho from Moabite rule.
ÉIBHEAR   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Meaning unknown. According to Irish legend this name belonged to two of the sons of Míl, Éibhear Dunn and Éibhear Finn, the first of the Gaels to conquer Ireland.
ÉIBHIR   m   Irish
Variant of ÉIBHEAR.
EIBHLÍN   f   Irish
Irish form of AVELINE.
EIDEARD   m   Scottish
Scottish form of EDWARD.
EIDEL   f   Yiddish
Means "delicate" in Yiddish.
EIDER   f   Basque
Feminine form of EDER (2).
EIFION   m   Welsh
Meaning unknown. This was an old Welsh name that was revived in the 19th century.
EIGYR   f   Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of IGRAINE.
EIJA   f   Finnish
Possibly from the Finnish happy exclamation eijaa.
EIKE   m   German
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ag "edge".
EILEEN   f   Irish, English
Anglicized form of EIBHLÍN. It is also sometimes considered an Irish form of HELEN. It first became popular in the English-speaking world outside of Ireland near the end of the 19th century.
EILEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ELOF.
EILEITHYIA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ILITHYIA.
EILERT   m   Frisian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Frisian and Scandinavian form of EGILHARD.
EILIDH   f   Scottish
Diminutive of EILIONOIR, sometimes taken to be a Gaelic form of HELEN.
EILIONOIR   f   Scottish
Scottish form of ELEANOR.
EILÍS   f   Irish
Irish Gaelic form of ELIZABETH (or sometimes of ALICE).
EILISH   f   Irish
Anglicized form of EILÍS.
EILUNED   f   Welsh
Variant of ELUNED.
EILWEN   f   Welsh
Perhaps means "white brow" from Welsh ael "brow" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
EIMEAR   f   Irish
Variant of ÉIMHEAR.
ÉIMHEAR   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of EMER.
ÉIMHÍN   m   Irish
Possibly means "swift, prompt" in Irish Gaelic.
EIMHIR   f   Scottish
Scottish form of EMER.
EINAR   m   Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish, Danish
From the Old Norse name Einarr, derived from the elements ein "one, alone" and arr "warrior". This name shares the same roots as einherjar, the word for the slain warriors in Valhalla.
EINARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of EINAR.
EINDRIDE   m   Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Eindriði, possibly from the elements ein "one, alone" and ríða "to ride".
EINDRIÐI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of EINDRIDE.
EINION   m   Welsh
Probably from the Latin name Ennianus, a derivative of Ennius (see ENNIO). It is also a modern Welsh word meaning "anvil". This was the name of a 5th-century Welsh king who is considered a saint in some Christian traditions.
EINO   m   Finnish
Meaning unknown, possibly a Finnish form of a Scandinavian name.
EINRÍ   m   Irish
Irish form of HENRY.
EIR   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Norwegian
Means "mercy" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse goddess of healing and medicine.
EIRA (1)   f   Welsh
Means "snow" in Welsh.
EIRA (2)   f   Swedish, Norwegian
Modern form of EIR.
EIRAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ERAN.
EIREANN   f   English (Rare), Irish (Rare)
From Éireann, the genitive case of Gaelic Éire, meaning "Ireland". It is commonly Anglicized as Erin.
EIREEN   f   Irish
Irish form of IRENE.
EIRENAIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of IRENAEUS.
EIRENE   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of IRENE.
EIRIAN   f & m   Welsh
Means "bright, beautiful" in Welsh.
EIRIK   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of Eiríkr (see ERIC).
EIRÍKR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ERIC.
EIRÍKUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of Eiríkr (see ERIC).
EIRLYS   f   Welsh
Means "snowdrop" in Welsh.
EIRWEN   f   Welsh
Means "white snow" from the Welsh elements eira "snow" and gwen "white, blessed".
EITAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ETHAN.
EITHNE   f   Irish, Scottish
Means "kernel, grain" in Irish. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint, sister of Saint Fidelma and follower of Saint Patrick.
EIVIND   m   Norwegian
Variant of ØYVIND.
EIŽENS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EJIRO   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Short form of EJIROGHENE or other names containing ejiro "praise".
EJIROGHENE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "praise God" in Urhobo.
EJVIND   m   Danish
Danish form of ØYVIND.
EKA (1)   m & f   Indonesian
Means "one, first" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit एक (eka).
EKA (2)   f   Georgian
Short form of EKATERINE.
EKAIN   m   Basque
Means "June (the month)" in Basque.
EKAITZ   m   Basque
Means "storm" in Basque.
EKATERINA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of KATHERINE, and a variant Russian transcription of YEKATERINA.
EKATERINE   f   Georgian
Georgian form of KATHERINE.
EKBER   m   Turkish
Turkish form of AKBAR.
EKENE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "praise" in Igbo.
EKENEDILICHUKWU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "all praise to God" in Igbo.
EKEWAKA   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of EDWARD.
EKİN   f   Turkish
Means "harvest" in Turkish.
EKKEBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ECKBERT.
EKKEHARD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ag "edge" and hard "brave, hardy".
EKKEHARDT   m   German
Variant of EKKEHARD.
EKO   m & f   Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of EKA (1).
EKREM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of AKRAM.
EKUA   f   Western African, Akan
Variant of AKUA.
EKUNDAYO   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "sorrow becomes joy" in Yoruba.
EKWUEME   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "he says, he does" in Igbo.
EL   m   Near Eastern Mythology
From a Semitic word meaning "god", perhaps originally derived from a root meaning "power". This was the name of the chief Semitic god, the father of the gods and mankind. In some cases it was used as a title and applied to other gods of the pantheon. It was used by the Hebrews to refer to Yahweh.
ELA (1)   f   Polish
Diminutive of ELŻBIETA.
ELA (2)   f   Turkish
Means "hazel (colour)" in Turkish.
ELADIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HELLADIUS.
ELAH   f & m   Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "oak tree" or "terebinth tree" in Hebrew. This was the name of the fourth king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. He was murdered by Zimri, who succeeded him. In modern Hebrew this is typically a feminine name.
ELAHEH   f   Persian
Means "goddess" in Persian.
ELAIN   f   Welsh
Means "fawn" in Welsh.
ELAINA   f   English
Variant of ELAINE.
ELAINE   f   English, Arthurian Romance
From an Old French form of HELEN. It appears in Arthurian legend; in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation 'Le Morte d'Arthur' Elaine was the daughter of Pelleas, the lover of Lancelot, and the mother of Galahad. It was not commonly used as an English given name until after the appearance of Tennyson's Arthurian epic 'Idylls of the King' (1859).
ELAM   m   Biblical
Possibly means either "hidden" or "eternity" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament, including a son of Shem who was the ancestor of the Elamite peoples.
ELANOR   f   Literature
Means "star sun" in Sindarin. In 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien this is Sam's eldest daughter, named after a type of flower.
'EL'AZAR   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELEAZAR.
ELAZAR   m   Jewish
Modern Hebrew transcription of ELEAZAR.
ELBA   f   Spanish
Possibly a Spanish variant form of ALBA (3).
ELBERT   m   Dutch
Dutch variant of ADELBERT.
ELCHIN   m   Azerbaijani
Variant transcription of ELÇIN.
ELÇIN   m   Azerbaijani
Possibly means "ambassador" in Azerbaijani.
ELDA   f   Italian
Italian form of HILDA.
ELDAD   m   Biblical
Means "God has loved" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is one of the two elders who prophesizes in the Israelite camp.
ELDAR   m   Azerbaijani
From Turkic el "country, society" and Persian در (dar) "possessor".
ELDER   m   Portuguese
Variant of HÉLDER.
ELDON   m   English
From a surname which was from a place name meaning "Ella's hill" in Old English.
ELDRED   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from EALDRÆD.
ELEA   f   English
Short form of ELEANOR. This was also the name of an ancient Italian town (modern Velia) which is well known for being the home of the philosopher Parmenides and his student Zeno of Elea, who was famous for his paradoxes.
ELEANOR   f   English
From the Old French form of the Occitan name Aliénor. It was first borne by the influential Eleanor of Aquitaine (12th century), who was the queen of Louis VII, the king of France, and later Henry II, the king of England. She was named Aenor after her mother, and was called by the Occitan phrase alia Aenor "the other AENOR" in order to distinguish her from her mother.... [more]
ELEANORA   f   English
Latinate form of ELEANOR.
ELEANORE   f   English
Variant of ELEANOR.
ELEAZAR   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אֶלְעָזָר ('El'azar) meaning "my God has helped". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the sons of Aaron.
ELECTRA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ηλεκτρα (Elektra), derived from ηλεκτρον (elektron) meaning "amber". In Greek myth she was the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and the sister of Orestes. She helped her brother kill their mother and her lover Aegisthus in vengeance for Agamemnon's murder. Also in Greek mythology, this name was borne by one of the Pleiades, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
ELEFTHERIA   f   Greek
Feminine form of ELEFTHERIOS.
ELEFTHERIOS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of Eleutherios (see ELEUTHERIUS).
ELEK   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ALEXIS.
ELEKTRA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ELECTRA.
ELEN   f   Welsh
Welsh form of HELEN. This was the name of a 4th-century Welsh saint. It also appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, belonging to a woman who built the roads in Wales.
ELENA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, German, Medieval Slavic
Cognate of HELEN, and a variant transcription of Russian YELENA.
ELENE   f   Georgian
Georgian form of HELEN.
ELENI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of HELEN.
ELENORA   f   English
Form of ELEANOR.
ELEONOORA   f   Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of ELEANOR.
ELEONOR   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of ELEANOR.
ELEONÓRA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ELEANOR.
ELÉONORE   f   French
French form of ELEANOR.
ELEONORE   f   German
German form of ELEANOR.
ELERI   f   Welsh
Meaning unknown. In Welsh legend she was the daughter of the chieftain Brychan.
ELETTRA   f   Italian
Italian form of ELECTRA.
ELEUTERIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of ELEUTHERIUS.
ELEUTHERIOS   m   Late Greek
Original Greek form of ELEUTHERIUS.
ELEUTHERIUS   m   Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ελευθεριος (Eleutherios) which meant "free". This was the name of a 2nd-century pope, as well as several saints.
ELFA   f   Icelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELFLEDA   f   English (Archaic)
Middle English form of the Old English name Æðelflæd which means "noble beauty" from the elements æðel "noble" and flæd "beauty". Æðelflæd was a 10th-century queen of Mercia. This name became rare after the Norman conquest, but it was briefly revived in the 19th century.
ELFREDA   f   English
Middle English form of the Old English name Ælfþryð meaning "elf strength", derived from the element ælf "elf" combined with þryð "strength". Ælfþryð was common amongst Anglo-Saxon nobility, being borne for example by the mother of king Æðelræd the Unready. This name was rare after the Norman conquest, but it was revived in the 19th century.
ELFRIDA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ELFREDA.
ELFRIEDA   f   English
Variant of ELFREDA.
ELFRIEDE   f   German
German form of ELFREDA.
ELHAM   f   Persian
Persian form of ILHAM.
ELI (1)   m   English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "ascension" in Hebrew. In the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament he is a high priest of the Israelites. He took the young Samuel into his service and gave him guidance when God spoke to him. Because of the misdeeds of his sons, Eli and his descendants were cursed to die before reaching old age.... [more]
ELI (2)   m   Hebrew
Means "my God" in Hebrew.
ELI (3)   f   Spanish, Norwegian, Danish
Spanish, Norwegian and Danish short form of ELISABET or ELIN.
ELIA   m   Italian, Dutch
Italian and Dutch form of ELIJAH.
ELIAKIM   m   Biblical
Means "God rises" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the master of Hezekiah's household.
ELIÁN   m   Various
In the case of Elian Gonzalez it is a combination of ELIZABETH and JUAN (1), the names of his parents.
ELIAN   m & f   Dutch
Dutch variant of names beginning with Eli, such as ELIJAH or ELISABETH.
ELIANA (1)   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ÉLIANE.
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