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ENIS   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of ANIS.
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.
ENKI   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Derived from Sumerian en-ki "lord of the earth" (though maybe originally from en-kur "lord of the underworld"). Enki, called Ea by the Babylonians, was the Sumerian god of water and wisdom and the keeper of the Me, the divine laws.
ENLIL   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Derived from Sumerian en-lil "lord of the wind". Enlil was the Sumerian god of the wind and storms, the son of An and Ki.
ÉNNA   m   Irish
Possibly means "bird-like" in Irish. This was the name of several Irish kings and heroes. It was also borne by a 6th-century saint who built the monastery of Killeany.
ENNI   f   Finnish
Feminine form of EINO.
ENNIO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Ennius which is of unknown meaning. Quintus Ennius was an early Roman poet.
ENNIS   f & m   Irish
From the name of a town in Ireland.
ENNIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of ENNIO.
ENOBARBUS   m   Literature
Form of AHENOBARBUS used by Shakespeare in his play 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606).
ENOCH   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name חֲנוֹך (Chanokh) meaning "dedicated". In Genesis in the Old Testament this is the name of both the son of Cain and the father of Methuselah, who was the supposed author of the apocryphal Books of Enoch.
ENOK   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of ENOCH.
ENOLA   f   English
Meaning unknown. This name first appeared in the late 19th century.
ENOS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ENOSH used in many versions of the Old Testament.
ENOSH   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "human being" in Hebrew. He was a son of Seth and a grandson of Adam in the genealogies in Genesis in the Old Testament.
ENRIC   m   Catalan
Catalan form of HENRY.
ENRICA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of HENRY.
ENRICO   m   Italian
Italian form of HENRY. Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) was an Italian physicist who did work on the development of the nuclear bomb.
ENRIQUE   m   Spanish
Spanish form of HENRY.
ENSIO   m   Finnish
Derived from Finnish ensi "first".
ENU   m & f   Western African, Akan
Means "fifth born child" in Akan.
ENVER   m   Turkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ANWAR.
ENYA   f   Irish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ENYINNAYA   m   Western African, Igbo
Means "his father's friend" in Igbo.
ENYO   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. She was a blood-thirsty Greek war goddess and a companion of Ares.
ENYONAM   f   Western African, Ewe
Means "it is good for me" in Ewe.
ENZO   m   Italian
The meaning of this name is uncertain. In some cases it seems to be an old Italian form of HEINZ, though in other cases it could be a variant of the Germanic name ANZO. In modern times it is also used as a short form of names ending in enzo, such as VINCENZO or LORENZO.
EOFORHILD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eofor "boar" and hild "battle". This name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
EOFORWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eofor "boar" and wine "friend". This name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
EÓGAN   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology
Older Irish form of EOGHAN.
EOGHAN   m   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Possibly means "born from the yew tree" in Irish, though it is possibly derived from EUGENE. It was borne by several legendary or semi-legendary Irish figures, including a son of Niall of the Nine Hostages.
EOIN   m   Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of JOHN.
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.
EPAPHRAS   m   Biblical, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Derived from Greek επαφρος (epaphros) meaning "foamy". In the New Testament this is the name of one of Paul's co-workers.
EPAPHRODITOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "lovely, charming", derived from Greek επι (epi) "on" combined with the name of the Greek love goddess APHRODITE.
EPHESIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of EFISIO.
EPHRAIM   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אֶפְרָיִם ('Efrayim) which meant "fruitful". In the Old Testament Ephraim is a son of Joseph and Asenath and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
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.
EPIFANIO   m   Spanish, Italian
From the Latin name Epiphanius, which was from the Greek name Επιφανιος (Epiphanios), itself derived from the Greek word επιφανεια (epiphaneia) meaning "appearance, manifestation". This name was borne by a few early saints. It is associated with the event known in English as the Epiphany (Spanish Epifanía, Italian Epifania, Latin Epiphania), the coming of the three Magi to visit the infant Jesus.
EPIKTETOS   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "newly acquired". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek stoic philosopher.
EPIMETHEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek επιμηθεια (epimetheia) meaning "hindsight, hindthought". In Greek mythology he was a Titan, the brother of the god of forethought Prometheus.
EPIPHANES   m   Ancient Greek
Means "appearing, manifesting" in Greek. This was an epithet of two 2nd-century BC Hellenistic rulers: the Seleucid king Antiochus IV and the Ptolemaic king Ptolemy V.
EPIPHANIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of EPIFANIO.
EPIPHANIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Epiphanios (see EPIFANIO).
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".
ERAN   m   Biblical
Means "watchful, vigilant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a grandson of Ephraim.
ERASMO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ERASMUS.
ERASMOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ERASMUS.
ERASMUS   m   Late Greek (Latinized)
Derived from Greek ερασμιος (erasmios) meaning "beloved". Saint Erasmus, also known as Saint Elmo, was a 4th-century martyr who is the patron saint of sailors. Erasmus was also the name of a Dutch scholar of the Renaissance period.
ERASTUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Εραστος (Erastos) meaning "beloved". This was the name of an assistant of Paul mentioned in Acts and two epistles in the New Testament.
ERASYL   m   Kazakh
Means "noble hero" in Kazakh.
ERATO   f   Greek Mythology
Means "lovely" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, the muse of lyric poetry.
ERAZEM   m   Slovene
Slovene form of ERASMUS.
ERCAN   m   Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and can "soul, life".
ERCANBALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ARCHIBALD.
ERCILIA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of HERSILIA.
ERCOLE   m   Italian
Italian form of HERCULES.
ERCWLFF   m   Welsh
Welsh form of HERCULES.
ERDEM   m   Turkish
Means "virtue" in Turkish.
ERDENECHIMEG   f   Mongolian
Means "jewel ornament" in Mongolian.
ERDMANN   m   German
Variant of HARTMANN. It can also be interpreted as meaning "earth man" from German Erde "earth", and thus was sometimes used as a translation of Adam.
ERDOĞAN   m   Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and doğan "falcon".
EREBOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of EREBUS.
EREBUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Ερεβος (Erebos) which means "nether darkness". Erebus was the personification of the primordial darkness in Greek mythology.
EREKLE   m   Georgian
Georgian form of Herakleios (see HERACLIUS). This name was borne by two Georgian kings of the Bagrationi dynasty.
EREN   m   Turkish
Means "saint, holy person" in Turkish.
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.
EREZ   m   Hebrew
Means "cedar" in Hebrew.
ERFAN   m   Persian
Persian form of IRFAN.
ERHAN   m   Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".
ERHARD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element era "honour, respect" or hari "army" combined with hard "brave, hardy". In some cases it may be a variant of EBERHARD.
ÉRIC   m   French
French form of ERIC.
ÈRIC   m   Catalan
Catalan form of ERIC.
ERIC   m   English, Swedish, German, Spanish
From the Old Norse name Eiríkr, derived from the elements ei "ever, always" and ríkr "ruler". A notable bearer was Eiríkr inn Rauda (Eric the Red in English), a 10th-century navigator and explorer who discovered Greenland. This was also the name of several early kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway.... [more]
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".
ERICH   m   German
German form of ERIC. The German novelist Erich Maria Remarque (1898-1970) was the author of 'All Quiet on the Western Front'.
ERICK   m   English
Variant of ERIC.
ERICKA   f   English
Variant of ERICA.
ÉRICO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ERIC.
ERIK   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, German, Dutch, English
Scandinavian form of ERIC. This was the name of kings of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. King Erik IX of Sweden (12th century) is the patron saint of that country.
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.
ERIKAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ERIC.
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.
ERKAN   m   Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and kan "blood".
ERKİN   m   Turkish
Means "free" in Turkish.
ERKIN   m   Uyghur
Uyghur form of ERKİN.
ERKKI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ERIC.
ERLAND   m   Swedish, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Erlendr, which was derived from örlendr meaning "foreigner".
ERLANTZ   m   Basque
Means "glow, shine" in Basque.
ERLE (1)   f   Norwegian
Feminine form of JARL.
ERLE (2)   m   English
Variant of EARL.
ERLEA   f   Basque
Means "a bee" in Basque.
ERLEND   m   Norwegian, Danish
Variant of ERLAND.
ERLENDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ERLAND.
ERLENDUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ERLAND.
ERLING   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "descendant of the jarl", a derivative of the Old Norse word jarl meaning "chieftain, nobleman, earl".
ERLINGR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ERLING.
ERLINGUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ERLING.
ERMA   f   English
Variant of IRMA. It began to be used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century, along with Irma.
ERMACORA   m   Italian
Italian form of HERMAGORAS.
ERMANNO   m   Italian
Italian form of HERMAN.
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.
ERMENEGILDO   m   Italian
Italian form of HERMENEGILDO.
ERMENRICH   m   Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and ric "power". Ermenrich (also often called Ermanaric) was a 4th-century Gothic king.
ERMENTRUD   f   German (Archaic)
German form of ERMENDRUD.
ERMES   m   Italian
Italian form of HERMES.
ERMETE   m   Italian
Derived from Hermetis, the Latin genitive form of HERMES, the name of the Greek messenger god.
ERMINGARD   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IRMINGARD.
ERMINHILT   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IRMHILD.
ERMINIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of HERMINIUS.
ERMINIGILD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HERMENEGILDO.
ERMINIO   m   Italian
Italian form of HERMINIUS.
ERMINLINDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ERMELINDA.
ERMINTRUDE   f   English (Archaic)
English form of ERMENDRUD. It was occasionally used until the 19th century.
ERMIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of HERMES.
ERMO   m   Medieval Italian
Italian diminutive of ERASMUS.
ERMOLAI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of YERMOLAI.
ERN   m   English
Short form of ERNEST.
ERNA (1)   f   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Feminine form of ERNEST.
ERNA (2)   f   Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Means "brisk, vigourous, hale" in Old Norse. This was the name of the wife of Jarl in Norse legend.
ERNEST   m   English, French, Slovene, Polish
Derived from Germanic eornost meaning "serious". It was introduced to England by the German House of Hanover when they inherited the British throne in the 18th century, though it did not become common until the following century. The American author and adventurer Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was a famous bearer of the name. It was also used by Oscar Wilde for a character in his comedy 'The Importance of Being Earnest' (1895).
ERNESTA   f   Italian, Lithuanian
Feminine form of ERNEST.
ERNESTAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ERNEST.
ERNESTINA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of ERNEST.
ERNESTINE   f   French, German, English
Feminine form of ERNEST.
ERNESTO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ERNEST.
ERNIE   m   English
Diminutive of ERNEST.
ERNO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ERNEST.
ERNŐ   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ERNEST.
ERNST   m   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of ERNEST.
ERNUST   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ERNEST.
EROL   m   Turkish
Means "brave" in Turkish.
EROS   m   Greek Mythology
Means "love" in Greek. In Greek mythology he was a young god, the son of Aphrodite, who was armed with arrows that caused the victim to fall in love.
ERRAMUN   m   Basque
Basque form of RAYMOND.
ERROL   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a Scottish place name. It was popularized as a given name by the Australian actor Errol Flynn (1909-1959).
ERSILIA   f   Italian
Italian form of HERSILIA.
ERSKINE   m   Scottish, Irish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from the name of a Scottish town meaning "projecting height" in Gaelic. A famous bearer of the name was the Irish novelist and nationalist Erskine Childers (1870-1922).
ERVIN   m   Hungarian, Croatian
Hungarian and Croatian form of ERWIN.
ERVĪNS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of ERWIN.
ERWAN   m   Breton
Breton form of IVO (1) or YVES.
ERWANN   m   Breton
Variant of ERWAN.
ERWIN   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic name Hariwini, composed of the elements hari "army" and win "friend". It may have merged somewhat with the Germanic name EBURWIN. A notable bearer was Erwin Schrodinger (1887-1961), an Austrian physicist who made contributions to quantum theory.
ERYK   m   Polish
Polish form of ERIC.
ERYKAH   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ERICA.
ERYN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ERIN.
ERZSÉBET   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ELIZABETH. This is the native name of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. It was also borne by the infamous Erzsébet Báthory, a 16th-century countess and murderer.
ERZSI   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of ERZSÉBET.
ESA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ISAIAH.
ESAIAS   m   Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of ISAIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
ESAU   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name עֵשָׂו ('Esaw) which possibly meant "hairy". In the Old Testament Esau is the elder of the twin sons of Isaac and Rebecca. Once when he was very hungry he sold his birthright to his twin Jacob for a bowl of stew. Later Jacob disguised himself as Esau and received the elder son's blessing from the blind Isaac. Esau was the ancestor of the Edomites.
'ESAW   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ESAU.
ESBEN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Variant of ASBJØRN.
ESBJÖRN   m   Swedish
Swedish variant form of ÁSBJÖRN.
ESDRAS   m   Biblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of EZRA. This spelling is used in parts of the Old Testament Apocrypha.
ESE   m   Frisian
Possibly a Frisian form of ANSO.
ESELD   f   Cornish
Cornish form of ISOLDE.
ESEN   f & m   Turkish
Means "the wind" in Turkish.
ESEOGHENE   m & f   Western African, Urhobo
Means "God's gift" in Urhobo.
ESER   f & m   Turkish
Means "product, achievement" in Turkish.
ESFIR   f   Russian
Russian form of ESTHER.
ESHA   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
ESHE   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Variant of ASHA (2).
ESI   f   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
ESİN   f   Turkish
Means "inspiration" in Turkish.
ESKANDAR   m   Persian
Persian form of ALEXANDER.
ESKARNE   f   Basque
Means "mercy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Mercedes.
ESKENDER   m   Eastern African, Amharic
Amharic form of ALEXANDER.
ESMA   f   Turkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ASMA.
ESMAIL   m   Persian, Arabic
Persian form of ISHMAEL. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic ISMA'IL.
ESME   m & f   English
Variant of ESMÉ.
ESMÉ   m & f   English, Dutch
Means "esteemed" or "loved" in Old French. It was first recorded in Scotland, being borne by the first Duke of Lennox in the 16th century.
ESMÉE   f   English, Dutch
Feminine form of ESMÉ.
ESMERALDA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, English, Literature
Means "emerald" in Spanish and Portuguese. Victor Hugo used this name in his novel 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' (1831), in which Esmeralda is the Gypsy girl who is loved by Quasimodo. It has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since that time.
ESMOND   m   English (Rare)
Derived from the Old English elements east "grace" and mund "protection". This Old English name was rarely used after the Norman conquest. It was occasionally revived in the 19th century.
ESMUND   m   English (Rare)
Variant of ESMOND.
ESPEN   m   Norwegian, Danish
Variant of ASBJØRN.
ESPERANTA   f   Esperanto
Means "hoping" in Esperanto.
ESPERANZA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Sperantia which was derived from sperare "to hope".
ESPIRIDIÓN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of SPYRIDON.
ESRA   f   Turkish
Possibly a Turkish form of ASRA.
ESSA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of ISA (1).
ESSENCE   f   English (Modern)
From the English word essence which means either "odour, scent" or else "fundamental quality". Ultimately it derives from Latin esse "to be".
ESSI   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of ESTHER.
ESSIE   f   English
Diminutive of ESTELLE or ESTHER.
ESTA   f   English
Diminutive of ESTHER.
ESTAVAN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of STEPHEN.
ESTEBAN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of STEPHEN.
ESTEBE   m   Basque
Basque form of STEPHEN.
ESTEE   f   Jewish
Diminutive of ESTHER. A famous bearer was the American businesswoman Estée Lauder (1908-2004), founder of the cosmetics company that bears her name. Her birth name was Josephine Esther Mentzer. Apparently she added the accent to her name Estee in order to make it appear French.
ESTEFÂNIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of STEPHEN.
ESTEFANÍA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of STEPHEN.
ESTELA   f   Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of ESTELLE.
ESTELLA   f   English
Latinate form of ESTELLE. This was the name of the heroine, Estella Havisham, in Charles Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations' (1860).
ESTELLE   f   English, French
From an Old French name which was derived from Latin stella, meaning "star". It was rare in the English-speaking world in the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century, perhaps due to the character Estella Havisham in Charles Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations' (1860).
'ESTER   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ESTHER.
ESTERA   f   Polish, Slovak, Lithuanian
Polish, Slovak and Lithuanian form of ESTHER.
ESTERI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of ESTHER.
ESTEVÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of STEPHEN.
ESTÈVE   m   Occitan
Occitan form of STEPHEN.
ESTEVE   m   Catalan
Catalan form of STEPHEN.
ESTEVO   m   Galician
Galician form of STEPHEN.
ESTHER   f   English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly means "star" in Persian. Alternatively it could be a derivative of the name of the Near Eastern goddess ISHTAR. The Book of Esther in the Old Testament tells the story of Queen Esther, the Jewish wife of the king of Persia. The king's advisor Haman persuaded the king to exterminate all the Jews in the realm. Warned of this plot by her cousin Mordecai, Esther revealed her Jewish ancestry and convinced the king to execute Haman instead. Her original Hebrew name was Hadassah.... [more]
ESTHIRU   f   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ESTHER.
ESTI   f   Basque
Means "sweet, honey" in Basque.
ESTIENNE   m   Medieval French
Medieval French form of STEPHEN.
ESTIÑNE   f   Basque
Variant of ESTI.
ESTRELLA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of STELLA (1), coinciding with the Spanish word meaning "star".
ESYLLT   f   Welsh
Welsh form of ISOLDE.
ESZTER   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ESTHER.
ESZTI   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of ESZTER.
ÉTAÍN   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly derived from Old Irish ét "jealousy". In Irish mythology she was a sun and horse goddess who was the lover of Midir.
ETEL   f   Hungarian (Rare)
Short form of ETELKA.
ETELE   m   Hungarian (Rare)
Probably a Hungarian form of ETZEL.
ETELKA   f   Hungarian
Feminine form of ETELE created by the Hungarian writer András Dugonics for the main character in his novel 'Etelka' (1788).
ETELVINA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of ADALWIN.
ETERI   f   Georgian
Means "ether, air" in Georgian. This name features in the Georgian opera 'Abesalom and Eteri' (1918).
ETHAN   m   English, French, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אֵיתָן ('Eitan) meaning "solid, enduring, firm". In the Old Testament this name is borne by a few minor characters, including the wise man Ethan the Ezrahite, supposedly the author of Psalm 89.... [more]
ETHEL   f   English
Short form of names beginning with the Old English element æðel meaning "noble". It was coined in the 19th century, when many Old English names were revived. It was popularized by the novels 'The Newcomes' (1855) by William Makepeace Thackeray and 'The Daisy Chain' (1856) by C. M. Yonge. A famous bearer was American actress and singer Ethel Merman (1908-1984).
ETHELBERT   m   English
Middle English form of ÆÐELBERHT. The name was very rare after the Norman conquest, but it was revived briefly in the 19th century.
ETHELDRED   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
ETHELDREDA   f   Medieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
ETHELINDA   f   English (Archaic)
Middle English form of the Old English name Æðelind, derived from the elements æðel "noble" and lindi "snake". The name was very rare after the Norman conquest, but it was revived in the early 19th century.
ETHELRED   m   English (Archaic)
Middle English form of ÆÐELRÆD. The name was very rare after the Norman conquest, but it was revived briefly in the 19th century.
ETHELYN   f   English
Diminutive of ETHEL.
ETHNA   f   Irish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ETHNE   f   Irish
Variant of EITHNE.
ÉTIENNE   m   French
French form of STEPHEN.
ÉTIENNETTE   f   French (Rare)
French feminine form of STEPHEN.
ETNA   f   Irish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ETSUKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (etsu) meaning "joy, pleased" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
ETTA   f   English
Short form of HENRIETTA and other names that end with etta. A famous bearer was the American singer Etta James (1938-2012), who took her stage name from her real given name Jamesetta.
ETTIE   f   English
Diminutive of HENRIETTA and other names ending with etta or ette.
ETTORE   m   Italian
Italian form of HECTOR.
ETZEL   m   Germanic Mythology
Form of ATTILA used in the medieval German saga the 'Nibelungenlied'. In the story Etzel is a fictional version of Attila the Hun.
EUA   f   Biblical Greek
Form of Chawwah (see EVE) used in the Greek translation of Old Testament. Chawwah is also translated as Zoe in the Greek Old Testament.
EUADNE   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of EVADNE.
EUAN   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of EOGHAN.
EUANDROS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of EVANDER (1).
EUANTHE   f   Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ευανθης (euanthes) meaning "blooming, flowery", a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". According to some sources, this was the name of the mother of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.
EUARISTOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of EVARISTUS.
EUCLID   m   Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Ευκλειδης (Eukleides), derived from Greek ευ (eu) "good" and κλεος (kleos) "glory" with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek mathematician from Alexandria who made numerous contributions to geometry.
EUDES   m   Medieval French
Old French form of Audo (see OTTO). This was the name of an 8th-century French saint. It was also borne by a 9th-century French king.
EUDOCIA   f   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευδοκια (Eudokia), derived from the word ευδοκεω (eudokeo) meaning "to be well pleased, to be satisfied", itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and δοκεω (dokeo) "to think, to imagine, to suppose".
EUDOKIA   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of EUDOCIA.
EUDORA   f   Greek Mythology
Means "good gift" in Greek, from the elements ευ (eu) "good" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a nymph, one of the Hyades, in Greek mythology.
EUDOXIA   f   Ancient Greek
Means "good repute, good judgement" from Greek ευδοξος (eudoxos), itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and δοξα (doxa) "notion, reputation, honour, glory".
EUFÊMIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of EUPHEMIA.
EUFEMIA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of EUPHEMIA.
EUFROZINA   f   Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of EUPHROSYNE.
EUGEN   m   German, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUGÈNE   m   French
French form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUGENE   m   English
English form of Eugenius, the Latin form of the Greek name Ευγενιος (Eugenios) which was derived from the Greek word ευγενης (eugenes) meaning "well born". It is composed of the elements ευ (eu) "good" and γενης (genes) "born". This was the name of several saints and four popes.... [more]
EUGENEIA   f   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek feminine form of EUGENE.
EUGÊNIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of EUGENIA.
EUGENIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, English, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Feminine form of Eugenius (see EUGENE). It was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century saint who escaped persecution by disguising herself as a man. The name was occasionally found in England during the Middle Ages, but it was not regularly used until the 19th century.
EUGÉNIE   f   French
French form of EUGENIA. This was the name of the wife of Napoleon III.
EUGENIJUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUGÊNIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUGENIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUGENIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of EUGENE.
EUGENIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Eugenios (see EUGENE).
EUGENIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUKENE   f   Basque
Basque form of EUGENIA.
EUKLEIDES   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUCLID.
EULA   f   English
Short form of EULALIA.
EULÁLIA   f   Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of EULALIA.
EULÀLIA   f   Catalan
Catalan form of EULALIA.
EULALIA   f   Spanish, Italian, English, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ευλαλος (eulalos) meaning "sweetly-speaking", itself from ευ (eu) "good" and λαλεω (laleo) "to talk". This was the name of an early 4th-century saint and martyr from Merida in Spain. She is a patron saint of Barcelona.
EULALIE   f   French
French form of EULALIA.
EUMELIA   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek ευμελεια (eumeleia) meaning "melody".
EUN   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "silver, money", as well as other hanja characters which are pronounced in the same way. It usually occurs in combination with another character, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.
EUNICE   f   Biblical, English, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευνικη (Eunike) which meant "good victory" from ευ (eu) "good" and νικη (nike) "victory". The New Testament mentions her as the mother of Timothy. As an English name, it was first used after the Protestant Reformation.
EUNIKA   f   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of EUNICE.
EUNIKE   f   Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of EUNICE.
EUN-JEONG   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" or (eun) meaning "careful, anxious, attentive" combined with (jeong) meaning "court" or (jeong) meaning "pretty, graceful". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
EUN-JI   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" combined with (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "earth, soil, ground". Other hanja character combinations are possible.
EUN-JUNG   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of EUN-JEONG.
EUNOMIA   f   Greek Mythology
Means "good order" in Greek, ultimately from ευ (eu) "good" and νομος (nomos) "law, custom". Eunomia was a Greek goddess, one of the ‘Ωραι (Horai), presiding over law.
EUN-YEONG   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" and (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
EUN-YOUNG   f   Korean
Variant transcription of EUN-YEONG.
EUPHEMIA   f   Ancient Greek, English (Archaic)
Means "to use words of good omen" from Greek () "good" and φημι (phemi) "to speak, to declare". Saint Euphemia was an early martyr from Chalcedon.
EUPHEMIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Masculine form of EUPHEMIA.
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