Names Starting with E

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EA (1) m Semitic Mythology
Meaning unknown, perhaps from Sumerian meaning "house of water", or perhaps of Akkadian or Hurrian origin. This was the Akkadian, Assyrian, Hurrian and Babylonian name of the Sumerian water god Enki.
EA (2) f Danish, Norwegian
Short form of names ending in ea.
ÉABHA f Irish
Irish form of EVE.
EACHANN m Scottish, Irish
Means "brown horse" from Gaelic each "horse" and donn "brown". It was sometimes Anglicized as Hector.
EADAN f Irish
Modern form of ÉTAÍN.
ÉADAOIN f Irish
Modern form of ÉTAÍN.
EADBERHT m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and beorht "bright". This was the name of an 8th-century king of Northumbria and three kings of Kent.
EADBHÁRD m Irish
Irish form of EDWARD.
EADBURG f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and burg "fortress".
EADGAR m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDGAR.
EADGYÐ f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDITH.
EADMUND m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDMUND.
EADRIC m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDRIC.
EADWALD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and weald "power, ruler". This was the name of an 8th-century king of East Anglia.
EADWEARD m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDWARD.
EADWIG m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wig "war". This was the name of a Saxon king of England in the 10th century. The name fell out of use after the Norman Conquest.
EADWINE m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDWIN.
EADWULF m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wulf "wolf". This name fell out of use after the Norman Conquest.
EALAIR m Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of HILARY.
EALASAID f Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of ELIZABETH.
EALDGYÐ f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eald "old" and gyð "battle".
EALDRÆD m Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements eald "old" and ræd "counsel". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
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.
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 that was derived from place names meaning "east town" in Old English.
EAVAN f Irish
Anglicized form of AOIBHEANN.
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 named 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 that 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 an alternate transcription of Arabic إبراهيم (see IBRAHIM).
EBRAR f & m Turkish
Turkish form of ABRAR.
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.
EBUBEKİR 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" or "beautiful woman" 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 (Rare)
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 13th-century Icelandic literary works: 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)
Possibly from Hebrew עֵדֶן ('eden) meaning "pleasure, delight", or perhaps derived from Sumerian 𒂔 (edin) meaning "plain". According to 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 (Rare)
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 variant of EDGAR.
EDGARDO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EDGAR.
EDGARS m Latvian
Latvian form of EDGAR.
EDI m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene diminutive of EDVARD and a Croatian diminutive of EDUARD.
EDIE f English
Diminutive of EDITH.
EDIJS m Latvian
Diminutive of EDGARS, EDUARDS or EDMUNDS.
EDINA f Hungarian
Possibly a Hungarian form of a Germanic name.
EDISON m English
From an English surname that 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.
EDITA f Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Lithuanian
Form of EDITH in several languages.
EDĪTE f Latvian
Latvian 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.
EDMONDE f French
French 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]
EDMUNDAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of EDMUND.
EDMUNDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EDMUND.
EDMUNDS m Latvian
Latvian 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.
EDOARDO m Italian
Italian form of EDWARD.
EDOM m Biblical
From Hebrew אָדֹם ('adom) meaning "red". According to the Old Testament, Esau, who is described as having red skin, was given this name because he traded his birthright for a helping of red broth. The bible goes on to tell that Esau was the founder of the ancient nation of Edom, located to the south of the kingdom of Judah.
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 (Rare)
Masculine form of EDURNE.
EDURNE f Basque
Means "snow" in Basque, from edur, a variant of elur "snow". It is a Basque equivalent of Nieves.
EDVALDO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly a Portuguese form of EADWALD.
EDVÁRD m Hungarian
Hungarian form of EDWARD.
EDVARD m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Czech, Armenian
Form of EDWARD in several languages.
EDVARDS m Latvian
Latvian variant 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.
EDVĪNS m Latvian
Latvian 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]
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.
EDYTA f Polish
Polish form of EDITH.
EDYTHA f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of EDYTHE.
EDYTHE f English
Variant of EDITH.
EEF m & f Dutch
Short form of names beginning with Ev, such as EVA or EVERT.
EEFJE f Dutch
Diminutive of EEF.
EELI m Finnish
Finnish form of ELI (1).
EELIS m Finnish
Finnish form of ELIJAH.
EEMELI m Finnish
Finnish form of EMIL.
EEMI m Finnish
Finnish variant 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
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 transcription 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.
EFRAÍN m Spanish
Spanish form of EPHRAIM.
EFROSYNI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUPHROSYNE.
EFSTATHIOS m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUSTATHIOS.
EFTHALIA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUTHALIA.
EFTHIMIA f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθυμια (see EFTHYMIA).
EFTHIMIOS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθυμιος (see EFTHYMIOS).
EFTHYMIA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUTHYMIA.
EFTHYMIOS m Greek
Modern Greek form of EUTHYMIUS.
EFTYCHIA f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUTYCHIA.
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.
EGIDIJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Aegidius (see GILES).
EGÍDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aegidius (see GILES).
EGIDIO m Italian
Italian form of Aegidius (see GILES).
EGIL m Norwegian, Swedish, 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.
EHECATL m Aztec and Toltec Mythology, Native American, Nahuatl
Means "wind" in Nahuatl. Ehecatl was the name of the Aztec wind god.
EHMET m Uyghur
Uyghur form of AHMAD.
EHSAN m & f Persian
Persian form of IHSAN.
EHUD m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Meaning unknown, possibly related to Hebrew אֶחָד ('echad) meaning "one". 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 (Rare)
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 & f 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.
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", derived from Welsh ael "brow" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
EIMANTAS m Lithuanian
From the Baltic elements ei- "to go" and mantus "intelligent".
EIMANTĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of EIMANTAS.
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, Estonian
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.
EINĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of EINAR.
EINDRIDE m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Eindriði, possibly from the elements ein "one, alone" and ríða "to ride".
EINI f Finnish
Feminine form of EINO.
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.
EIRENE f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Ancient 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).
EIRINI f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ειρηνη (see IRINI).
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
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).
EJDER m Turkish
Means "dragon" in Turkish, of Persian origin.
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 an alternate transcription of Russian Екатерина (see YEKATERINA).
EKATERINE f Georgian
Georgian form of KATHERINE.
EKATERINI f Greek
Modern Greek form of KATHERINE.
EKBER m Turkish
Turkish form of AKBAR.
EKENE m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "praise, thanks" in Igbo.
EKENEDILICHUKWU m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "all praise to God" in Igbo.
EKEWAKA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of EDWARD.
EKİN f & m Turkish
Means "harvest, culture" 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".
EKO m & f Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of EKA (1).
EKREM m Turkish
Turkish form of AKRAM.
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 Semitic Mythology
From a Semitic root meaning "god". This was a title applied to several Semitic gods. The Canaanites used it as the name of their chief deity, the father of the gods and mankind. The Hebrews used it to refer to Yahweh.
ELA (1) f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Polish
Diminutive of names beginning with El such as ELIZABETA or ELŻBIETA.
ELA (2) f Turkish
Means "hazel (colour)" in Turkish.
ELA (3) f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ELAH, usually used as a feminine name.
ELADIO m Spanish
Spanish form of HELLADIUS.
ELAH m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "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.
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.
ELAZAR m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of ELEAZAR.