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ENIDfWelsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Derived from Welsh enaid meaning "soul" or "life". She is the wife of Geraint in Welsh legend and Arthurian romance.
ENIKŐfHungarian
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".
ENIOLAf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "person of wealth" in Yoruba.
ENİSmTurkish
Turkish form of ANIS.
ENISmBosnian
Bosnian form of ANIS.
ENISAfBosnian
Bosnian feminine form of ANIS.
ENİSEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of ANIS.
ENITANm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "person with a story, storied person" in Yoruba.
ENKHJARGALfMongolian
Means "peace blessing" in Mongolian.
ENKHTUYAfMongolian
Means "ray of peace" in Mongolian.
ENKImNear 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.
ENLILmNear 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.
ÉNNAmIrish
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.
ENNIfFinnish
Feminine form of EINO.
ENNIOmItalian
Italian form of the Roman family name Ennius which is of unknown meaning. Quintus Ennius was an early Roman poet.
ENNISmEnglish
From an Irish surname which was derived from Gaelic inis meaning "island".
ENNIUSmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of ENNIO.
ENOBARBUSmLiterature
Form of AHENOBARBUS used by Shakespeare in his play 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606).
ENOCHmBiblical, 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.
ENOKmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of ENOCH.
ENOLAfEnglish
Meaning unknown. This name first appeared in the late 19th century. The aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was named 'Enola Gay' after the mother of the pilot.
ENOSmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ENOSH used in many versions of the Old Testament.
ENOSHmBiblical, 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.
ENRICmCatalan
Catalan form of HENRY.
ENRICAfItalian
Italian feminine form of HENRY.
ENRICOmItalian
Italian form of HENRY. Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) was an Italian physicist who did work on the development of the nuclear bomb.
ENRIQUEmSpanish
Spanish form of HENRY.
ENSIOmFinnish
Derived from Finnish ensi "first".
ENUm & fWestern African, Akan
Means "fifth born child" in Akan.
ENVERmTurkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ANWAR.
ENYAfIrish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ENYINNAYAmWestern African, Igbo
Means "his father's friend" in Igbo.
ENYOfGreek Mythology
Meaning unknown. She was a blood-thirsty Greek war goddess and a companion of Ares.
ENYONAMfWestern African, Ewe
Means "it is good for me" in Ewe.
ENZOmItalian
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.
EOFORHILDfAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eofor "boar" and hild "battle". This name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
EOFORWINEmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eofor "boar" and wine "friend". This name was rarely used after the Norman conquest.
EOGHANmIrish, 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.
EOINmIrish, Scottish
Gaelic form of JOHN.
EOSfGreek Mythology
Means "dawn" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn.
ÉOWYNfLiterature
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.
EPAPHRASmBiblical, 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.
EPAPHRODITOSmAncient Greek
Means "lovely, charming", derived from Greek επι (epi) "on" combined with the name of the Greek love goddess APHRODITE.
EPHESIUSmLate Roman
Latin form of EFISIO.
EPHRAIMmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אֶףְרָיִם ('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.
EPHRATHfBiblical, 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.
EPIFANIOmSpanish, 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.
EPIKTETOSmAncient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "newly acquired". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek stoic philosopher.
EPIMETHEUSmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek επιμηθεια (epimetheia) meaning "hindsight, hindthought". In Greek mythology he was a Titan, the brother of the god of forethought Prometheus.
EPIPHANESmAncient 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.
EPIPHANIOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of EPIFANIO.
EPIPHANIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Epiphanios (see EPIFANIO).
EPIPHANYfEnglish (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".
EPONAfCeltic Mythology
Derived from Gaulish epos meaning "horse". This was the name of the Celtic goddess of horses.
EPONINEfLiterature
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.
ERAfAlbanian
Derived from Albanian erë meaning "wind".
ERANmBiblical
Means "watchful, vigilant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a grandson of Ephraim.
ERASMOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ERASMUS.
ERASMUSmLate 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.
ERASTUSmBiblical, 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.
ERASYLmKazakh
Means "noble hero" in Kazakh.
ERATOfGreek Mythology
Means "lovely" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, the muse of lyric poetry.
ERAZEMmSlovene
Slovene form of ERASMUS.
ERCANmTurkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and can "soul, life".
ERCANBALDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ARCHIBALD.
ERCILIAfSpanish
Spanish form of HERSILIA.
ERCOLEmItalian
Italian form of HERCULES.
ERCWLFFmWelsh
Welsh form of HERCULES.
ERDEMmTurkish
Means "virtue" in Turkish.
ERDENECHIMEGfMongolian
Means "jewel ornament" in Mongolian.
ERDMANNmGerman
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.
ERDOĞANmTurkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and doğan "falcon".
EREBUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Ερεβος (Erebos) which means "nether darkness". Erebus was the personification of the primordial darkness in Greek mythology.
EREKLEmGeorgian
Georgian form of Herakleios (see HERACLIUS). This name was borne by two Georgian kings of the Bagrationi dynasty.
ERENmTurkish
Means "saint, holy person" in Turkish.
ERESHKIGALfNear 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.
EREZmHebrew
Means "cedar" in Hebrew.
ERFANmPersian
Persian form of IRFAN.
ERHANmTurkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".
ERHARDmGerman, 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.
ÉRICmFrench
French form of ERIC.
ÈRICmCatalan
Catalan form of ERIC.
ERICmEnglish, 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]
ÉRICAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of ERICA.
ERICAfEnglish, Swedish, Italian
Feminine form of ERIC. It was first used in the 18th century. It also coincides with the Latin word for "heather".
ERICHmGerman
German form of ERIC. The German novelist Erich Maria Remarque (1898-1970) was the author of 'All Quiet on the Western Front'.
ERICKmEnglish
Variant of ERIC.
ERICKAfEnglish
Variant of ERICA.
ÉRICOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of ERIC.
ERIKmSwedish, 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.
ERIKAfSwedish, 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.
ERIKASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ERIC.
ERINfEnglish, Irish
Anglicized form of EIREANN. It has been used as a given name since the middle of the 20th century.
ERISfGreek Mythology
Means "strife" in Greek. In Greek mythology Eris was the goddess of discord. She was the sister and companion of Ares.
ÉRIUfIrish 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.
ERJAfFinnish
Variant of IRJA.
ERKANmTurkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and kan "blood".
ERKİNmTurkish
Means "free" in Turkish.
ERKINmUyghur
Uyghur form of ERKİN.
ERKKImFinnish
Finnish form of ERIC.
ERLANDmSwedish, Danish
From the Old Norse byname Erlendr, which was derived from örlendr meaning "foreigner".
ERLANTZmBasque
Means "glow, shine" in Basque.
ERLE (1)fNorwegian
Feminine form of JARL.
ERLE (2)mEnglish
Variant of EARL.
ERLEAfBasque
Means "a bee" in Basque.
ERLENDURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of ERLAND.
ERLINGmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "descendant of the jarl", a derivative of the Old Norse word jarl meaning "chieftain, nobleman, earl".
ERLINGURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of ERLING.
ERMAfEnglish
Variant of IRMA. It began to be used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century, along with Irma.
ERMACORAmItalian
Italian form of HERMAGORAS.
ERMANNOmItalian
Italian form of HERMAN.
ERMELINDAfItalian
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and lind "soft, tender, flexible".
ERMENDRUDfAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and thrud "strength".
ERMENRICHmAncient Germanic
From the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and ric "power". Ermenrich (also often called Ermanaric) was a 4th-century Gothic king.
ERMESmItalian
Italian form of HERMES.
ERMETEmItalian
Derived from Hermetis, the Latin genitive form of HERMES, the name of the Greek messenger god.
ERMINGARDfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IRMINGARD.
ERMINHILTfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IRMHILD.
ERMINIAfItalian
Italian feminine form of HERMINIUS.
ERMINIOmItalian
Italian form of HERMINIUS.
ERMINTRUDEfEnglish (Archaic)
English form of ERMENDRUD. It was occasionally used until the 19th century.
ERMISmGreek
Modern Greek form of HERMES.
ERMOmMedieval Italian
Italian diminutive of ERASMUS.
ERMOLAImRussian
Variant transcription of YERMOLAI.
ERNmEnglish
Short form of ERNEST.
ERNA (2)fNorse Mythology, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Means "brisk, vigourous, hale" in Old Norse. This was the name of the wife of Jarl in Norse legend.
ERNESTmEnglish, 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).
ERNESTAfItalian, Lithuanian
Feminine form of ERNEST.
ERNESTASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ERNEST.
ERNESTINAfItalian
Italian feminine form of ERNEST.
ERNESTINEfFrench, German, English
Feminine form of ERNEST.
ERNESTOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ERNEST.
ERNIEmEnglish
Diminutive of ERNEST.
ERNOmFinnish
Finnish form of ERNEST.
ERNŐmHungarian
Hungarian form of ERNEST.
ERNSTmGerman, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
German, Dutch and Scandinavian form of ERNEST.
ERNUSTmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ERNEST.
EROLmTurkish
Means "brave" in Turkish.
EROSmGreek 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.
ERRAMUNmBasque
Basque form of RAYMOND.
ERROLmEnglish
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).
ERSILIAfItalian
Italian form of HERSILIA.
ERSKINEmScottish, 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).
ERVINmHungarian, Croatian
Hungarian and Croatian form of ERWIN.
ERVĪNSmLatvian
Latvian form of ERWIN.
ERWANmBreton
Breton form of IVO (1) or YVES.
ERWANNmBreton
Variant of ERWAN.
ERWINmGerman, 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.
ERYKmPolish
Polish form of ERIC.
ERZSÉBETfHungarian
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.
ERZSIfHungarian
Diminutive of ERZSÉBET.
ESAmFinnish
Finnish form of ISAIAH.
ESAIASmBiblical Greek, Biblical Latin
Form of ISAIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
ESAUmBiblical, 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.
'ESAWmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ESAU.
ESBJÖRNmSwedish
Swedish variant form of ÁSBJÖRN.
ESDRASmBiblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of EZRA. This spelling is used in parts of the Old Testament Apocrypha.
ESEmFrisian
Possibly a Frisian form of ANSO.
ESELDfCornish
Cornish form of ISOLDE.
ESENf & mTurkish
Means "the wind" in Turkish.
ESEOGHENEm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "God's gift" in Urhobo.
ESERf & mTurkish
Means "product, achievement" in Turkish.
ESFIRfRussian
Russian form of ESTHER.
ESHAfIndian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
ESIfWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
ESİNfTurkish
Means "inspiration" in Turkish.
ESKANDARmPersian
Persian form of ALEXANDER.
ESKARNEfBasque
Means "mercy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Mercedes.
ESMAfTurkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ASMA.
ESMAILmPersian, Arabic
Persian form of ISHMAEL. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic ISMA'IL.
ESMEm & fEnglish
Variant of ESMÉ.
ESMÉm & fEnglish, 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.
ESMÉEfEnglish, Dutch
Feminine form of ESMÉ.
ESMERALDAfSpanish, 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.
ESMONDmEnglish (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.
ESPERANTAfEsperanto
Means "hoping" in Esperanto.
ESPERANZAfSpanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Sperantia which was derived from sperare "to hope".
ESPIRIDIÓNmSpanish
Spanish form of SPYRIDON.
ESRAfTurkish
Possibly a Turkish form of ASRA.
ESSAmArabic
Variant transcription of ISA (1).
ESSENCEfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word essence which means either "odour, scent" or else "fundamental quality". Ultimately it derives from Latin esse "to be".
ESSIfFinnish
Finnish diminutive of ESTHER.
ESSIEfEnglish
Diminutive of ESTELLE or ESTHER.
ESTAfEnglish
Diminutive of ESTHER.
ESTAVANmSpanish
Spanish form of STEPHEN.
ESTEBANmSpanish
Spanish form of STEPHEN.
ESTEBEmBasque
Basque form of STEPHEN.
ESTEEfJewish
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.
ESTEFÂNIAfPortuguese
Portuguese feminine form of STEPHEN.
ESTEFANÍAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of STEPHEN.
ESTELAfPortuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of ESTELLE.
ESTELLAfEnglish
Latinate form of ESTELLE. This was the name of the heroine, Estella Havisham, in Charles Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations' (1860).
ESTELLEfEnglish, 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).
ESTERAfPolish, Slovak, Lithuanian
Polish, Slovak and Lithuanian form of ESTHER.
ESTERIfFinnish
Finnish form of ESTHER.
ESTEVÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of STEPHEN.
ESTÈVEmOccitan
Occitan form of STEPHEN.
ESTEVEmCatalan
Catalan form of STEPHEN.
ESTEVOmGalician
Galician form of STEPHEN.
ESTHERfEnglish, 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]
ESTHIRUfOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of ESTHER.
ESTIfBasque
Means "sweet, honey" in Basque.
ESTIENNEmMedieval French
Medieval French form of STEPHEN.
ESTIÑNEfBasque
Variant of ESTI.
ESTRELLAfSpanish
Spanish form of STELLA (1), coinciding with the Spanish word meaning "star".
ESYLLTfWelsh
Welsh form of ISOLDE.
ESZTERfHungarian
Hungarian form of ESTHER.
ESZTIfHungarian
Diminutive of ESZTER.
ÉTAÍNfIrish, 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.
ETELEmHungarian (Rare)
Probably a Hungarian form of ETZEL.
ETELKAfHungarian
Feminine form of ETELE created by the Hungarian writer András Dugonics for the main character in his novel 'Etelka' (1788).
ETELVINAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of ADALWIN.
ETERIfGeorgian
Means "ether, air" in Georgian. This name features in the Georgian opera 'Abesalom and Eteri' (1918).
ETHANmEnglish, 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]
ETHELfEnglish
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).
ETHELBERTmEnglish
Middle English form of ÆÐELBERHT. The name was very rare after the Norman conquest, but it was revived briefly in the 19th century.
ETHELDREDfMedieval English
Middle English form of ÆÐELÞRYÐ.
ETHELINDAfEnglish (Archaic)
English form of the Germanic name ADALLINDIS. The name was very rare in medieval times, but it was revived in the early 19th century.
ETHELREDmEnglish (Archaic)
Middle English form of ÆÐELRÆD. The name was very rare after the Norman conquest, but it was revived briefly in the 19th century.
ETHELYNfEnglish
Diminutive of ETHEL.
ETHNAfIrish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ETHNEfIrish
Variant of EITHNE.
ÉTIENNEmFrench
French form of STEPHEN.
ÉTIENNETTEfFrench (Rare)
French feminine form of STEPHEN.
ETNAfIrish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ETSUKOfJapanese
From Japanese (etsu) meaning "joy, pleased" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
ETTAfEnglish
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.
ETTIEfEnglish
Diminutive of HENRIETTA and other names ending with etta or ette.
ETTOREmItalian
Italian form of HECTOR.
ETZELmGermanic Mythology
Form of ATTILA used in the medieval German saga the 'Nibelungenlied'. In the story Etzel is a fictional version of Attila the Hun.
EUAfBiblical 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.
EUANmScottish
Anglicized form of EOGHAN.
EUANTHEfAncient 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.
EUCLIDmAncient 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.
EUDESmMedieval 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.
EUDOCIAfAncient 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".
EUDOKIAfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of EUDOCIA.
EUDORAfGreek 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.
EUDOXIAfAncient Greek
Means "good repute, good judgement" from Greek ευδοξος (eudoxos), itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and δοξα (doxa) "notion, reputation, honour, glory".
EUFÊMIAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of EUPHEMIA.
EUFEMIAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of EUPHEMIA.
EUGENmGerman, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUGÈNEmFrench
French form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUGENEmEnglish
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]
EUGENEIAfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek feminine form of EUGENE.
EUGÊNIAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of EUGENIA.
EUGENIAfItalian, 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.
EUGÉNIEfFrench
French form of EUGENIA. This was the name of the wife of Napoleon III.
EUGENIJUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUGÊNIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUGENIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUGENIOSmAncient Greek
Ancient Greek form of EUGENE.
EUGENIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Eugenios (see EUGENE).
EUGENIUSZmPolish
Polish form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EUKENEfBasque
Basque form of EUGENIA.
EULAfEnglish
Short form of EULALIA.
EULÁLIAfPortuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of EULALIA.
EULÀLIAfCatalan
Catalan form of EULALIA.
EULALIAfSpanish, 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.
EULALIEfFrench
French form of EULALIA.
EUMELIAfAncient Greek
Derived from Greek ευμελεια (eumeleia) meaning "melody".
EUNm & fKorean
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.
EUNICEfBiblical, 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.
EUNIKAfPolish (Rare)
Polish form of EUNICE.
EUN-JEONGfKorean
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-JIfKorean
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-JUNGf & mKorean
Variant transcription of EUN-JEONG.
EUNOMIAfGreek 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.
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