Feminine Names

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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).
EDUARDA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of EDWARD.
EDURNE   f   Basque
Feminine form of EDUR.
EDVIGE   f   Italian
Italian form of HEDWIG.
EDWEENA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of EDWINA.
EDWENA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of EDWINA.
EDWIGE   f   French
French form of HEDWIG.
EDWINA   f   English
Feminine form 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.
EERIKA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of ERICA.
EEVA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of EVA.
EEVI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of EVA.
EFA   f   Welsh
Welsh form of EVA.
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.
EFRAT   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRATH.
EFROSYNI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of EUPHROSYNE.
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.
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.
EGUZKIÑE   f   Basque
Feminine form of EGUZKI.
EHA   f   Estonian
Means "dusk" in Estonian.
EHSAN   m & f   Persian
Persian form of IHSAN.
EIBHLÍN   f   Irish
Irish form of AVELINE.
EIDEL   f   Yiddish
Means "delicate" in Yiddish.
EIDER   f   Basque
Feminine form of EDER (2).
EIGYR   f   Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of IGRAINE.
EIJA   f   Finnish
Possibly from the Finnish happy exclamation eijaa.
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.
EILEITHYIA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ILITHYIA.
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.
EIMHIR   f   Scottish
Scottish form of EMER.
EINI   f   Finnish
Feminine form of EINO.
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.
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.
EIRENE   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of IRENE.
EIRIAN   f & m   Welsh
Means "bright, beautiful" in Welsh.
EIRINI   f   Greek
Variant transcription of IRINI.
EIRLYS   f   Welsh
Means "snowdrop" in Welsh.
EIRWEN   f   Welsh
Means "white snow" from the Welsh elements eira "snow" and gwen "white, blessed".
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.
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.
EKA (1)   m & f   Indonesian
Means "one, first" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit एक (eka).
EKA (2)   f   Georgian
Short form of EKATERINE.
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.
EKATERINI   f   Greek
Variant transcription of AIKATERINI.
EKENE   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "praise" in Igbo.
EKENEDILICHUKWU   m & f   Western African, Igbo
Means "all praise to God" in Igbo.
EKİN   f   Turkish
Means "harvest" in Turkish.
EKO   m & f   Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of EKA (1).
EKUA   f   Western African, Akan
Variant of AKUA.
EKUNDAYO   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "sorrow becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ELA (1)   f   Polish
Diminutive of ELŻBIETA.
ELA (2)   f   Turkish
Means "hazel (colour)" in Turkish.
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).
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.
ELBA   f   Spanish
Possibly a Spanish variant form of ALBA (3).
ELDA   f   Italian
Italian form of HILDA.
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. Among the name's earliest bearers was 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. However, there appear to be examples of bearers prior to Eleanor of Aquitaine. It is not clear whether they were in fact Aenors who were retroactively recorded as having the name Eleanor, or whether there is an alternative explanation for the name's origin.... [more]
ELEANORA   f   English
Latinate form of ELEANOR.
ELEANORE   f   English
Variant of ELEANOR.
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.
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, Greek, German, Medieval Slavic
Cognate of HELEN, and a variant transcription of Russian YELENA.
ELENE   f   Georgian, Sardinian
Georgian and Sardinian 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.
ELFA   f   Icelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELFLEDA   f   English (Archaic)
Middle English form of both the Old English names ÆÐELFLÆD and ÆLFFLÆD. These names became rare after the Norman conquest, but Elfleda 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 (3)   f   Spanish, Norwegian, Danish
Spanish, Norwegian and Danish short form of ELISABET or ELIN.
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.
ELIANA (2)   f   Hebrew
Means "my God has answered" in Hebrew.
ÉLIANE   f   French
Probably from Aeliana, the feminine form of the Roman name Aelianus, which was derived from the Roman family name AELIUS. This was the name of an early saint and martyr.
ELICIA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ALICIA.
ELIDI   f   Various
Meaning unknown, possibly of Greek or Welsh origin. It may have been inspired by the name of the Ηληδα (Ilida) Valley in western Greece.
ELİF   f   Turkish
Turkish form of Alif, the name of the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, ا. It also means "slender", from the Turkish phrase elif gibi, literally "shaped like Elif".
ELIGIA   f   Spanish, Polish (Rare), Late Roman
Feminine form of ELIGIUS.
ELIINA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of HELEN.
ELIISA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of ELISABET.
ELIISABET   f   Estonian
Estonian form of ELIZABETH.
ELIKAPEKA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ELIZABETH.
ELIN   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Welsh
Scandinavian and Welsh form of HELEN.
ELĪNA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
ELINA   f   Finnish, Swedish
Finnish and Swedish form of HELEN.
ELINOR   f   English
Variant of ELEANOR.
ELIORA   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of ELIOR.
ELISABED   f   Georgian
Georgian form of ELIZABETH.
ELÍSABET   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ELIZABETH.
ELISABET   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Biblical Greek
Scandinavian and Finnish form of ELIZABETH. It is also used in Spain alongside the traditional form Isabel.
ELISABETA   f   Romanian
Romanian form of ELIZABETH.
ELISABETE   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ELIZABETH. This more recent form is used alongside the traditional Portuguese form Isabel.
ÉLISABETH   f   French
French form of ELIZABETH.
ELISABETH   f   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
German and Dutch form of ELIZABETH. It is also a variant English form, reflecting the spelling used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament.
ELISABETI   f   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ELIZABETH.
ELISABETTA   f   Italian
Italian form of ELIZABETH.
ELISAVET   f   Greek
Greek form of ELIZABETH.
ELISAVETA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of ELIZABETH.
ÉLISE   f   French
French short form of ÉLISABETH.
ELISHEBA   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ELIZABETH. This name occurs in the Old Testament belonging to the wife of Aaron.
ELISHEVA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIZABETH.
ELIŠKA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of ELIZABETH.
ELISO   f   Georgian
Georgian short form of ELIZABETH.
ELISSA (1)   f   Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown (possibly Phoenician in origin). This is another name of Dido, the legendary queen of Carthage.
ELISSA (2)   f   English
Variant of ELISA.
ELITA   f   Latvian
Meaning unknown.
ELIXABETE   f   Basque
Basque form of ELIZABETH.
ELIZA   f   English, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Short form of ELIZABETH. It was borne by the character Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw's play 'Pygmalion' (1913) and the subsequent musical adaptation 'My Fair Lady' (1956).
ELIZABETA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of ELIZABETH.
ELIZABETH   f   English, Biblical
From Ελισαβετ (Elisabet), the Greek form of the Hebrew name אֱלִישֶׁבַע ('Elisheva') meaning "my God is an oath" or perhaps "my God is abundance". The Hebrew form appears in the Old Testament where Elisheba is the wife of Aaron, while the Greek form appears in the New Testament where Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist.... [more]
ELIZAVETA   f   Russian
Variant transcription of YELIZAVETA.
ELKE (1)   f   Dutch, German, Frisian
Frisian diminutive of ADELHEID.
ELKE (2)   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of ELKANAH.
ELLA (1)   f   English
Norman form of the Germanic name Alia, which was a short form of names containing the Germanic element alja meaning "other". It was introduced to England by the Normans and used until the 14th century, and it was later revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was the American singer Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996).
ELLA (2)   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN (1), and other names beginning with El. It can also be a short form of names ending in ella.
ELLE   f   English (Modern)
Diminutive of ELEANOR and other names beginning with El. This name can also be given in reference to the French pronoun elle meaning "she".
ELLEN (1)   f   English
Medieval English form of HELEN. This was the usual spelling of the name until the 17th century, when Helen became more common.
ELLEN (2)   f   Dutch
Short form of ELEONORA.
ELLI   f   Greek, German, Finnish
Diminutive of names beginning with El, such as ELIZABETH.
ELLIE   f   English
Diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN (1), and other names beginning with El.
ELLINOR   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of ELEANOR.
ELLY   f   English, Dutch
Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH or an English variant of ELLIE.
ELMA   f   Dutch, German
Short form of WILHELMINE or names ending in elma, such as ANSELMA.
ELMAS   f   Turkish
Means "diamond" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
ELMIRA   f   Literature
Shortened form of EDELMIRA. It appears in the play 'Tartuffe' (1664) by the French playwright Molière (often spelled in the French style Elmire).
ELNORA   f   English
Contracted form of ELEANORA.
ELODIA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of ALODIA.
ÉLODIE   f   French
French form of ALODIA.
ELOÍSA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of ELOISE.
ELOISA   f   Italian
Italian form of ELOISE.
ÉLOÏSE   f   French
French form of ELOISE.
ELOISE   f   English
From the Old French name Héloïse, which is probably from the Germanic name Helewidis, composed of the elements heil "hale, healthy" and wid "wide". It is sometimes associated with the Greek word ‘ηλιος (helios) "sun" or the name Louise, though there is not likely an etymological connection. This name was borne in the 12th century by Saint Eloise, the wife of the French theologian Peter Abelard. She became a nun after her husband was castrated by her uncle.... [more]
ELOUISE   f   English
Variant of ELOISE.
ELOWEN   f   Cornish
Means "elm tree" in Cornish. This is a recently coined Cornish name.
ELPIDA   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of ELPIS.
ELPIS   f   Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "hope" in Greek. In Greek mythology Elpis was the personification of hope. She was the last spirit to remain in the jar after Pandora unleashed the evils that were in it.
ELS   f   Dutch
Short form of ELISABETH.
ELSABETH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ELIZABETH.
ELSE   f   Danish, Norwegian, German, Dutch
Short form of ELISABETH.
ELSIE   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
ELSJE   f   Dutch
Diminutive of ELISABETH.
ELSPET   f   Scottish
Scottish form of ELIZABETH.
ELSPETH   f   Scottish
Scottish form of ELIZABETH.
ELUNED   f   Welsh
Derived from Welsh eilun "image, idol". This was the name of a 5th-century Welsh saint.
ELVA (1)   f   Irish
Anglicized form of AILBHE.
ELVA (2)   f   Danish, Icelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELVAN   f & m   Turkish
Means "colours" in Turkish.
ELVINA   f   English
Variant of ALVINA.
ELVIRA   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian
Spanish form of a Visigothic name, possibly composed of the Germanic elements ala "all" and wer "true". This is the name of a character in Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni' (1787).
ELVIRE   f   French
French form of ELVIRA.
ELWIRA   f   Polish
Polish form of ELVIRA.
ELYSE   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH. It was popularized in the early 1980s by a character from the television comedy 'Family Ties'.
ELYSIA   f   Various
From Elysium, the name of the realm of the dead in Greek and Roman mythology, which means "blissful".
ELŽBIETA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ELIZABETH.
ELŻBIETA   f   Polish
Polish form of ELIZABETH.
ELZĖ   f   Lithuanian
Short form of ELŽBIETA.
EM   f   English
Short form of EMILY or EMMA.
EMALEE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of EMILY.
EMANUELA   f   Italian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian feminine form of EMMANUEL.
EMBLA   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Meaning uncertain, perhaps related to Old Norse almr "elm". In Norse mythology Embla and her husband Ask were the first humans. They were created by three of the gods from two trees.
EMEL   f   Turkish
Means "desire" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin, making this name a relative of Amal.
EMELIA   f   English
Variant of AMELIA.
EMELIE   f   Swedish
Swedish feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMELINA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of Amelina (see EMMELINE).
ÉMELINE   f   French
French form of Amelina (see EMMELINE).
EMELY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of EMILY.
EMEM   m & f   Western African, Ibibio
Means "peace" in Ibibio.
EMER   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly from Gaelic eimh "swift". In Irish legend she was the wife of Cúchulainn. She was said to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, needlework, wisdom and chastity.
EMERALD   f   English (Modern)
From the word for the green precious stone, which is the birthstone of May. The emerald supposedly imparts love to the bearer. The word is ultimately from Greek σμαραγδος (smaragdos).
EMERSON   m & f   English
From an English surname meaning "son of EMERY". The surname was borne by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American writer and philosopher who wrote about transcendentalism.
EMERY   m & f   English
Norman form of EMMERICH. The Normans introduced it to England, and though it was never popular, it survived until the end of the Middle Ages. As a modern given name, it is likely inspired by the surname Emery, which was itself derived from the medieval given name. It can also be given in reference to the hard black substance called emery.
EMESE   f   Hungarian
Possibly derived from Finno-Ugric eme meaning "mother". In Hungarian legend this was the name of the grandmother of Árpád, founder of the Hungarian state.
EMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (e) meaning "favour, benefit" or (e) meaning "picture, painting" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
EMIGDIA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Emygdius (see EMIDIO).
EMILEE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of EMILY.
EMÍLIA   f   Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILÍA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Finnish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIANA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of EMILIANO.
ÉMILIE   f   French
French feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMÍLIE   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIE   f   German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
German and Scandinavian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
ÉMILIENNE   f   French
French feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMĪLIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIJA   f   Lithuanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIYA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILY   f   English
English feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL). In the English-speaking world it was not common until after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century; the princess Amelia Sophia (1711-1786) was commonly known as Emily in English, even though Amelia is an unrelated name.... [more]
EMINA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AMINAH (2).
EMİNE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of AMINAH (2).
EMIRA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of AMIRAH.
EMMA   f   English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". It was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife both of king Ethelred II (and by him the mother of Edward the Confessor) and later of king Canute. It was also borne by an 11th-century Austrian saint, who is sometimes called Hemma.... [more]
EMMALINE   f   English
Variant of EMMELINE.
EMMALYN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of EMMELINE, or else a combination of EMMA and the fashionable name suffix lyn.
EMMANUELLE   f   French
French feminine form of EMMANUEL.
EMMELINE   f   English (Archaic)
From an Old French form of the Germanic name Amelina, originally a diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element amal meaning "work". The Normans introduced this name to England.
EMMI   f   Finnish
Short form of names beginning with Em.
EMMIE   f   English
Diminutive of EMMA or EMILY.
EMMY   f   English, Dutch
Diminutive of EMMA or EMILY.
EMPERATRIZ   f   Spanish
Means "empress" in Spanish.
ENA (1)   f   Irish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ENA (2)   f   Croatian
Short form of IRENA.
ENCARNA   f   Spanish
Short form of ENCARNACIÓN.
ENCARNACIÓN   f   Spanish
Means "incarnation" in Spanish. This is given in reference to the Incarnation of Jesus in the womb of the Virgin Mary.
ENCARNITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of ENCARNACIÓN.
ENDZELA   f   Georgian
Means "snowdrop flower" in Georgian (genus Galanthus).
ENEIDA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American)
From the Portuguese and Spanish name of the 'Aeneid' (see AENEAS).
ENFYS   m & f   Welsh
Means "rainbow" in Welsh.
ENID   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Derived from Welsh enaid meaning "soul" or "life". She is the wife of Geraint in Welsh legend and Arthurian romance.
ENIKŐ   f   Hungarian
Created by the Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty in the 19th century. He based it on the name of the legendary mother of the Hungarian people, Enéh, which may mean "cow" or "deer".
ENIOLA   f & m   Western African, Yoruba
Means "person of wealth" in Yoruba.
ENISA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian feminine form of ANIS.
ENİSE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of ANIS.
ENITAN   m & f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "person of story" in Yoruba.
ENKHJARGAL   f   Mongolian
Means "peace blessing" in Mongolian.
ENKHTUYA   f   Mongolian
Means "ray of peace" in Mongolian.
ENNI   f   Finnish
Feminine form of EINO.
ENNIS   f & m   Irish
From the name of a town in Ireland.
ENOLA   f   English
Meaning unknown. This name first appeared in the late 19th century.
ENRICA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of HENRY.
ENU   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "fifth born child" in Akan.
ENYA   f   Irish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ENYO   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. She was a blood-thirsty Greek war goddess and a companion of Ares.
EOFORHILD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eofor "boar" and hild "battle". This name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
EOS   f   Greek Mythology
Means "dawn" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn.
ÉOWYN   f   Literature
Means "horse joy" in Old English. This name was invented by J. R. R. Tolkien who used Old English to represent the Rohirric language. In his novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) Eowyn is the niece of King Theoden of Rohan. She slays the Lord of the Nazgul in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
EPHRATH   f   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "fruitful place" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name was borne by one of the wives of Caleb. Also in the Bible, it is the name of the place where Rachel was buried.
EPIPHANY   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the Christian festival (January 6) which commemorates the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. It is also an English word meaning "sudden appearance" or "sudden perception", ultimately deriving from Greek επιφανεια (epiphaneia) "manifestation".
EPONA   f   Celtic Mythology
Derived from Gaulish epos meaning "horse". This was the name of the Celtic goddess of horses.
EPONINE   f   Literature
Meaning unknown. Victor Hugo used this name in his novel 'Les Misérables' (1862) for a daughter of the Thénardiers. Her mother got her name from a romance novel.
EPPIE   f   English (Archaic)
Diminutive of EUPHEMIA or HEPHZIBAH.
ERA   f   Albanian
Derived from Albanian erë meaning "wind".
ERATO   f   Greek Mythology
Means "lovely" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, the muse of lyric poetry.
ERCILIA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of HERSILIA.
ERDENECHIMEG   f   Mongolian
Means "jewel ornament" in Mongolian.
ERESHKIGAL   f   Near Eastern Mythology
Means "lady of the great earth" in Sumerian. In Sumerian and Babylonian mythology she was the violent goddess of death and the underworld.
ÉRICA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ERICA.
ERICA   f   English, Swedish, Italian
Feminine form of ERIC. It was first used in the 18th century. It also coincides with the Latin word for "heather".
ERICKA   f   English
Variant of ERICA.
ERIKA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovene, Croatian, English, Italian
Feminine form of ERIK. It also coincides with the word for "heather" in some languages.
ERIN   f   English, Irish
Anglicized form of EIREANN. It has been used as a given name since the middle of the 20th century.
ERIS   f   Greek Mythology
Means "strife" in Greek. In Greek mythology Eris was the goddess of discord. She was the sister and companion of Ares.
ÉRIU   f   Irish Mythology
From the name of an Irish goddess, who according to legend gave her name to Ireland (which is called Éire in Irish). In reality, the goddess probably got her name from that of the island, which may mean something like "abundant land" in Old Irish.
ERJA   f   Finnish
Variant of IRJA.
ERLE (1)   f   Norwegian
Feminine form of JARL.
ERLEA   f   Basque
Means "a bee" in Basque.
ERMA   f   English
Variant of IRMA. It began to be used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century, along with Irma.
ERMELINDA   f   Italian
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and linde "soft, tender".
ERMENDRUD   f   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and thrud "strength".
ERMENEGILDA   f   Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of ERMENEGILDO.
ERMENTRUD   f   German (Archaic)
German form of ERMENDRUD.
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