American Names

American names are used in the United States. See also about American names.
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DAVINIA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of DAVINA.
DAVIS   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the given name DAVID. A famous bearer of the surname was Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), the only president of the Confederate States of America.
DAVY   m   English
Diminutive of DAVID.
DAWN   f   English
From the English word dawn, ultimately derived from Old English dagung.
DAWSON   m   English
From a surname meaning "son of DAVID". This name was popularized in the late 1990s by the television drama 'Dawson's Creek'.
DAX   m   English
From an English surname which was derived either from the town of Dax in France or else from the Old English given name Dæcca (of unknown meaning).
DAYNA   f   English
Feminine variant of DANA (2).
DAYTON   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a place name which possibly meant either "dairy town" or "ditch town" in Old English.
DEACON   m   English (Modern)
Either from the occupational surname Deacon or directly from the vocabulary word deacon, which refer to a cleric in the Christian church (ultimately from Greek διακονος (diakonos) meaning "servant").
DEAN   m   English
From a surname, see DEAN (1) and DEAN (2)... [more]
DEANA   f   English
Variant of DEANNA.
DEANDRE   m   African American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANDRE.
DEANGELO   m   African American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and ANGELO.
DEANNA   f   English
Either a variant of DIANA or a feminine form of DEAN. This name was popularized by the Canadian actress and singer Deanna Durbin (1921-), whose birth name was Edna... [more]
DEANNE   f   English
Variant of DEANNA.
DEB   f   English
Short form of DEBORAH.
DEBBI   f   English
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBBIE   f   English
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBBY   f   English
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBI   f   English
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBORAH   f   English, Hebrew, Biblical
Means "bee" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Book of Judges, Deborah is a heroine and prophetess who leads the Israelites when they are threatened by the Canaanites... [more]
DEBRA   f   English
Variant of DEBORAH.
DEDERICK   m   English (Archaic)
Older form of DEREK.
DEDRICK   m   African American
From a surname which was derived from the given name DIEDERIK.
DEE   f & m   English
Short form of names beginning with D. It may also be given in reference to the Dee River in Scotland.
DEEANN   f   English
Variant of DEANNA.
DEEMER   m   English (Rare)
From an English and Scottish surname meaning "judge", from Old English demere.
DEENA   f   English
Variant of DEANNA.
DEFOREST   m   English
From a French surname meaning "from the forest". It was originally given in honour of American author John Deforest (1826-1906).
DEFORREST   m   English (Rare)
Variant of DEFOREST.
DEIDRA   f   English
Variant of DEIRDRE.
DEIDRE   f   English
Variant of DEIRDRE.
DEION   m   African American (Modern)
Variant of DION. A notable bearer is retired American football player Deion Sanders (1967-).
DEIRDRE   f   English, Irish, Irish Mythology
From the older Gaelic form Derdriu, meaning unknown, possibly derived from a Celtic word meaning "woman". This was the name of a tragic character in Irish legend who died of a broken heart after Conchobhar, the king of Ulster, forced her to be his bride and killed her lover Naoise... [more]
DEITRA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of DEIRDRE.
DELANEY   f   English (Modern)
From a surname: either the English surname DELANEY (1) or the Irish surname DELANEY (2).
DELANO   m   English
From a French surname, originally De la Noye, indicating that the bearer was from a place called La Noue (ultimately Gaulish meaning "wetland, swamp")... [more]
DELBERT   m   English
Short form of ADELBERT. As an American name it was first used in the New York area by people of Dutch ancestry.
DELIA (1)   f   English, Italian, Spanish, Greek Mythology
Means "of Delos" in Greek. This was an epithet of the Greek goddess Artemis, given because she and her twin brother Apollo were born on the island of Delos... [more]
DELIA (2)   f   English
Short form of ADELIA or BEDELIA.
DELICE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of DELICIA.
DELICIA   f   English (Rare)
Either from Latin deliciae "delight, pleasure" or a variant of the English word delicious. It has only been used since the 20th century (rarely).
DELIGHT   f   English (Rare)
Means simply "delight, happiness" from the English word.
DELILAH   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "delicate, weak, languishing" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the lover of Samson, whom she betrays to the Philistines by cutting his hair, which is the source of his power... [more]
DELL   m & f   English
From an English surname which originally denoted a person who lived in a dell or valley.
DELLA   f   English
Diminutive of ADELA or ADELAIDE. A famous bearer is American actress and singer Della Reese (1931-).
DELMA   f   Irish, English
Short form of FIDELMA.
DELMAR   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from Norman French de la mare meaning "from the pond".
DELORA   f   English
Altered form of DOLORES.
DELORES   f   English
Variant of DOLORES.
DELORIS   f   English
Variant of DOLORES.
DELPHIA   f   English
Possibly from the name of the Greek city of Delphi, the site of an oracle of Apollo, which is possibly related to Greek δελφυς (delphys) "womb"... [more]
DELROY   m   English (Rare)
Possibly an alteration of LEROY.
DELTA   f   English
From the name of the fourth letter in the Greek alphabet, Δ. It is also the name for an island formed at the mouth of a river.
DEMETRIA   f   Ancient Greek, English
Feminine form of DEMETRIUS.
DEN   m   English
Short form of DENNIS.
DENA   f   English
Possibly a short form of names ending with dena. It has also been used as a variant of DEANNA.
DENE   m   English (Rare)
Variant of DEAN.
DENHOLM   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally taken from a place name meaning "valley island" in Old English.
DENICE   f   English
Variant of DENISE.
DENIECE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of DENISE.
DENIS   m   French, Russian, English, German, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Romanian, Croatian
From Denys or Denis, the medieval French forms of DIONYSIUS. Saint Denis was a 3rd-century missionary to Gaul and the first bishop of Paris... [more]
DENISE   f   French, English, Dutch
French feminine form of DENIS.
DENNIS   m   English, German, Dutch
Usual English, German and Dutch form of DENIS.
DENNY   m   English
Diminutive of DENNIS.
DENTON   m   English
From a surname, originally from a place name, which meant "valley town" in Old English.
DENVER   m   English
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "Dane ford" in Old English. This is the name of the capital city of Colorado, which was named for the politician James W. Denver (1817-1892).
DENZEL   m   English (Modern)
Possibly a variant of DENZIL. This spelling of the name was popularized by American actor Denzel Washington (1954-), who was named after his father.
DENZIL   m   English
From a surname which originally denoted a person from the manor of Denzell in Cornwall. This given name was borne by several members of the noble Holles family starting in the 16th century, notably the statesman Denzil Holles (1599-1680)... [more]
DEON   m   English, African American
Variant of DION.
DEONNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of DIONNE.
DERBY   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of DARBY.
DEREK   m   English
From the older English name Dederick, which was in origin a Low German form of THEODORIC. It was imported to England from the Low Countries in the 15th century.
DERICK   m   English
Variant of DEREK.
DERREN   m   English (Rare)
Variant of DARREN.
DERRICK   m   English
Variant of DEREK.
DERRYL   m   English (Rare)
Variant of DARRELL.
DERYCK   m   English (Rare)
Variant of DEREK.
DES   m   English
Short form of DESMOND.
DESHAUN   m   African American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and SHAUN.
DESHAWN   m   African American
Combination of the popular name prefix De and SHAWN.
DESIRAE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of DESIREE.
DESIREE   f   English
English form of DÉSIRÉE. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by the movie 'Désirée' (1954).
DESMOND   m   English, Irish
From an Irish surname which was derived from Deasmhumhain meaning "South Munster", originally indicating a person who came from that region in Ireland.
DESTINEE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of DESTINY.
DESTINY   f   English
Means simply "destiny, fate" from the English word, ultimately from Latin destinare "to determine", a derivative of stare "to stand". It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world only since the last half of the 20th century.
DETTA   f   English (Rare)
Short form of names that end in detta.
DEVAN   m & f   English (Modern)
Variant of DEVIN.
DEVEN   m   English (Modern)
Variant of DEVIN.
DEVEREUX   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname, of Norman French origin, meaning "from Evreux". Evreux is a town in France.
DEVIN   m & f   English, Irish
From a surname, either the Irish surname DEVIN (1) or the English surname DEVIN (2).
DEVON   m & f   English
Variant of DEVIN. It may also be partly inspired by the name of the county of Devon in England, which got its name from the Dumnonii, a Celtic tribe.
DEVYN   f & m   English (Modern)
Variant of DEVIN.
DEWAYNE   m   English
Variant of DUANE.
DEX   m   English
Short form of DEXTER.
DEXTER   m   English
From an occupational surname meaning "one who dyes" in Old English. It also coincides with the Latin word dexter meaning "right-handed, skilled".
DEZI   m   English
Diminutive of DESMOND and other names beginning with a similar sound.
DEZIREE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of DÉSIRÉE.
DI   f   English
Short form of DIANA.
DIAMOND   f   English (Modern)
From the English word diamond for the clear colourless precious stone, the birthstone of April. It is derived from Late Latin diamas, from Latin adamas, which is of Greek origin meaning "invincible, untamed".
DIANA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Roman Mythology
Probably derived from an old Indo-European root meaning "heavenly, divine", related to dyeus (see ZEUS). Diana was a Roman goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth, often identified with the Greek goddess Artemis... [more]
DIANE   f   French, English
French form of DIANA, also regularly used in the English-speaking world.
DIANN   f   English
Variant of DIANE.
DIANNA   f   English
Variant of DIANA.
DIANNE   f   French, English
Variant of DIANE.
DIANTHA   f   Dutch, English (Rare)
From dianthus, the name of a type of flower (ultimately from Greek meaning "heavenly flower").
DICK (1)   m   English
Medieval diminutive of RICHARD. The change in the initial consonant is said to have been caused by the way the trilled Norman R was pronounced by the English.
DIGBY   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from the name of an English town, itself derived from a combination of Old English dic "dyke, ditch" and Old Norse byr "farm, town".
DIGGORY   m   English (Rare)
Probably an Anglicized form of Degaré. Sir Degaré was the subject of a medieval poem set in Brittany. The name may mean "lost one" from French égaré.
DILLAN   m   English (Modern)
Variant of DYLAN.
DILLON   m   English
Variant of DYLAN based on the spelling of the surname Dillon, which has an unrelated origin.
DINA (1)   f   English, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of DINAH, and also the form used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DINAH   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "judged" in Hebrew. She is the daughter of Jacob and Leah in the Old Testament... [more]
DION   m   Ancient Greek, English
Short form of DIONYSIOS and other Greek names beginning with the Greek element Διος (Dios) meaning "of ZEUS"... [more]
DIONE (2)   f   English
Feminine form of DION.
DIONNE   f   English
Feminine form of DION.
DIRK   m   Dutch, German, English
Short form of DIEDERIK. The name was popularized in the English-speaking world by actor Dirk Bogarde (1921-1999), who had some Dutch ancestry... [more]
DIVINA   f   English (Rare)
From an elaboration of the English word divine meaning "divine, godlike".
DIXIE   f   English
From the term that refers to the southern United States, used by Daniel D. Emmett in his song Dixie in 1859. The term may be derived from French dix "ten", which was printed on ten-dollar bills issued from a New Orleans bank.
DIXON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "DICK (1)'s son".
DOCIA   f   English
Possibly a diminutive of THEODOSIA.
DODIE   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
DOLLIE   f   English
Variant of DOLLY.
DOLLY   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY. Doll and Dolly were used from the 16th century, and the common English word doll (for the plaything) is derived from them... [more]
DOLORES   f   Spanish, English
Means "sorrows", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary María de los Dolores, meaning "Mary of Sorrows"... [more]
DOLPH   m   English
Short form of ADOLPH.
DOM   m   English
Short form of DOMINIC.
DOMENIC   m   English
Variant of DOMINIC.
DOMINIC   m   English
From the Late Latin name Dominicus meaning "of the Lord". This name was traditionally given to a child born on Sunday. Several saints have borne this name, including the 13th-century founder of the Dominican order of friars... [more]
DOMINICA   f   English (Rare), Late Roman
Feminine form of DOMINIC.
DOMINICK   m   English
Variant of DOMINIC.
DON   m   English
Short form of DONALD.
DONA   f   English
Variant of DONNA.
DONALD   m   Scottish, English
From the Gaelic name Domhnall which means "ruler of the world", composed of the old Celtic elements dumno "world" and val "rule". This was the name of two 9th-century kings of the Scots and Picts... [more]
DONELLE   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of DON.
DONNA   f   English
From Italian donna meaning "lady". It is also used as a feminine form of DONALD.
DONNIE   m   English
Diminutive of DONALD.
DONNY   m   English
Diminutive of DONALD.
DONOVAN   m   Irish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Donndubháin meaning "descendant of DONNDUBHÁN".
DOREAN   f   English
Variant of DOREEN.
DOREEN   f   English
Combination of DORA and the name suffix een. The name was (first?) used by novelist Edna Lyall in her novel 'Doreen' (1894).
DORETTA   f   English
Diminutive of DORA.
DORIA   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a feminine form of DORIAN or an elaboration of DORA.
DORIAN   m   English, French
The name was first used by Oscar Wilde in his novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1891), which tells the story of a man whose portrait ages while he stays young... [more]
DORINDA   f   English
Combination of DORA and the name suffix inda. It was apparently coined by the English writers John Dryden and William D'Avenant for their play 'The Enchanted Island' (1667)... [more]
DORINE   f   English
Variant of DOREEN.
DORIS   f   English, German, Croatian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
From the ancient Greek name Δωρις (Doris) which meant "Dorian woman"... [more]
DORITA   f   English (Rare), Spanish
Diminutive of DORA.
DOROTHEA   f   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, English, Late Greek
Feminine form of the Late Greek name Δωροθεος (Dorotheos), which meant "gift of God" from Greek δωρον (doron) "gift" and θεος (theos) "god"... [more]
DOROTHY   f   English
Usual English form of DOROTHEA. It has been in use since the 16th century. The author L. Frank Baum used it for the central character in his fantasy novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' (1900).
DORRIS   f   English
Variant of DORIS.
DORTHA   f   English
Variant of DOROTHY.
DORTHY   f   English
Variant of DOROTHY.
DORY   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY or DORIS.
DOT   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
DOTTIE   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
DOTTY   f   English
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
DOUG   m   English
Short form of DOUGLAS.
DOUGLAS   m   Scottish, English
Anglicized form of the Scottish surname Dubhghlas, meaning "dark river" from Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river". Douglas was originally a river name, which then became a Scottish clan name (belonging to a powerful line of Scottish earls)... [more]
DOVE   f   English
From the English word for the variety of bird.
DRAKE   m   English
From an English surname derived from the Old Norse given name Draki or the Old English given name Draca both meaning "dragon". It coincides with the unrelated English word drake meaning "male duck".
DRE   m   English
Short form of ANDRE.
DREA   f   English
Short form of ANDREA (2).
DREDA   f   English (Archaic)
Short form of ETHELDREDA.
DREW   m   English
Short form of ANDREW.
DRINA   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of ADRIANA.
DRISCOLL   m   English (Rare), Irish
From an Irish surname which was an Anglicized form of Ó Eidirsceóil meaning "descendant of the messenger".
DRISKOLL   m   English (Rare)
Variant of DRISCOLL.
DROGO   m   English (Archaic)
Norman name, possibly derived from Gothic dragen "to carry" or Saxon drog "ghost". Alternatively, it could be from the Slavic element dragu "precious, dear"... [more]
DRUMMOND   m   English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from a place name meaning "ridge" in Gaelic.
DUANA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of DUANE.
DUANE   m   English, Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Dubhán meaning "descendant of DUBHÁN".
DUDLEY   m   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "Dudda's clearing" in Old English. The surname was borne by a British noble family.
DUKE   m   English
From the noble title duke, which was originally derived from Latin dux "leader".
DULCIBELLA   f   English (Archaic)
From Latin dulcis "sweet" and bella "beautiful". The usual medieval spelling of this name was Dowsabel, and the Latinized form Dulcibella was revived in the 18th century.
DULCIE   f   English
From Latin dulcis meaning "sweet". It was used in the Middle Ages in the spellings Dowse and Duce, and was recoined in the 19th century.
DUNCAN   m   Scottish, English
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Donnchadh meaning "brown warrior", derived from Gaelic donn "brown" and cath "warrior". This was the name of two kings of Scotland, including the one who was featured in Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth' (1606).
DUNSTAN   m   English (Rare), Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements dun "dark" and stan "stone". This name was borne by a 10th-century saint, the archbishop of Canterbury... [more]
DURWARD   m   English
From an occupational surname which meant "door guard" in Middle English.
DUSTIN   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the Old Norse given name Þórsteinn (see TORSTEN). The name was popularized by the actor Dustin Hoffman (1937-), who was apparently named after the earlier silent movie star Dustin Farnum (1874-1929).
DUSTY   m & f   English
From a nickname originally given to people perceived as being dusty. It is also used a diminutive of DUSTIN. A famous bearer was British singer Dusty Springfield (1939-1999), who acquired her nickname as a child.
DUTCH   m   English
From a nickname given to Americans of German descent. It is derived from Deutsch, the German word for the German people.
DWAIN   m   English
Variant of DUANE.
DWAYNE   m   English
Variant of DUANE.
DWIGHT   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the medieval feminine name Diot, a diminutive of Dionysia, the feminine form of DIONYSIUS... [more]
DYAN   f   English
Variant of DIANE.
DYLAN   m   Welsh, English, Welsh Mythology
From the Welsh elements dy "great" and llanw "tide, flow". In Welsh mythology Dylan was a god or hero associated with the sea. He was the son of Arianrhod and was accidentally slain by his uncle Govannon... [more]
DYSON   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which meant "son of DYE".
EARL   m   English
From the aristocratic title, which derives from Old English eorl "nobleman, warrior". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
EARLE   m   English
Variant of EARL.
EARLEEN   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of EARL.
EARLENE   f   English
Feminine form of EARL.
EARLINE   f   English
Feminine form of EARL.
EARNEST   m   English
Variant of ERNEST influenced by the spelling of the English word earnest.
EARNESTINE   f   English
Variant of ERNESTINE.
EARTHA   f   English
Combination of the English word earth with the feminine name suffix a. It has been used in honour of African-American philanthropist Eartha M. M. White (1876-1974)... [more]
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... [more]
EASTON   m   English (Modern)
From an English surname which was derived from place names meaning "east town" in Old English.
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... [more]
EBEN   m   English
Short form of EBENEZER.
EBONY   f   English
From the English word ebony for the black wood which comes from the ebony tree. It is ultimately from the Egyptian word hbnj. In America this name is most often used by black parents.
ED   m   English, Dutch
Short form of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.
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.
EDEN   f & m   Hebrew, English (Modern)
Means "place of pleasure" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament the Garden of Eden was the place where the first people, Adam and Eve, lived before they were expelled.
EDGAR   m   English, French
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gar "spear"... [more]
EDIE   f   English
Diminutive of EDITH.
EDISON   m   English
From an English surname which meant either "son of EDA (2)" or "son of ADAM"... [more]
EDITH   f   English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
From the Old English name Eadgyð, derived from the elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gyð "war"... [more]
EDMUND   m   English, German, Polish
From the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and mund "protection"... [more]
EDNA (1)   f   Irish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
EDRIC   m   English (Rare)
From the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and ric "rule"... [more]
EDWARD   m   English, Polish
Means "rich guard", derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and weard "guard"... [more]
EDWEENA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of EDWINA.
EDWENA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of EDWINA.
EDWIN   m   English, Dutch
Means "rich friend" from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wine "friend"... [more]
EDWINA   f   English
Feminine form of EDWIN.
EDWYN   m   English (Rare)
Variant of EDWIN.
EDWYNA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of EDWINA.
EDYTHA   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of EDYTHE.
EDYTHE   f   English
Variant of EDITH.
EFFIE (1)   f   English (Archaic)
Diminutive of EUPHEMIA.
EGBERT   m   English, Dutch
Means "bright edge" from the Old English elements ecg "edge of a sword" and beorht "bright"... [more]
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'.
EILEEN   f   Irish, English
Anglicized form of EIBHLÍN. It is also sometimes considered an Irish form of HELEN... [more]
EIREANN   f   English (Rare), Irish (Rare)
From Éireann, the genitive case of Gaelic Éire, meaning "Ireland". It is commonly Anglicized as Erin.
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... [more]
ELDON   m   English
From a surname which was from a place name meaning "Ella's hill" in Old English.
ELDRED   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from EALDRÆD.
ELEA   f   English
Short form of ELEANOR. This was also the name of an ancient Italian town (modern Velia) which is well known for being the home of the philosopher Parmenides and his student Zeno of Elea, who was famous for his paradoxes.
ELEANOR   f   English
From the Old French form of the Occitan name Aliénor. It was first borne by the influential Eleanor of Aquitaine (12th century), who was the queen of Louis VII, the king of France, and later Henry II, the king of England... [more]
ELEANORA   f   English
Latinate form of ELEANOR.
ELEANORE   f   English
Variant of ELEANOR.
ELENORA   f   English
Form of ELEANOR.
ELFLEDA   f   English (Archaic)
Middle English form of the Old English name Æðelflæd which means "noble beauty" from the elements æðel "noble" and flæd "beauty"... [more]
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"... [more]
ELFRIDA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ELFREDA.
ELFRIEDA   f   English
Variant of ELFREDA.
ELI (1)   m   English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "ascension" in Hebrew. In the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament he is a high priest of the Israelites. He took the young Samuel into his service and gave him guidance when God spoke to him... [more]
ELIAS   m   Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Cognate of ELIJAH. This is the form used in the Greek New Testament.
ELICIA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ALICIA.
ELIHU   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English (Archaic)
Means "my God is he" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament including one of the friends of Job.
ELIJAH   m   English, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name אֱלִיָּהוּ ('Eliyyahu) meaning "my God is YAHWEH"... [more]
ELINOR   f   English
Variant of ELEANOR.
ELIOT   m   English
From a surname which was a variant of ELLIOTT. A famous bearer of the surname was T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), an Anglo-American poet and dramatist, the writer of 'The Waste Land'... [more]
ELIOTT   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of ELLIOTT.
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.
ELISSA (2)   f   English
Variant of ELISA.
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).
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"... [more]
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"... [more]
ELLA (2)   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN (1), and other names beginning with El... [more]
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.
ELLERY   m   English
From an English surname which was originally derived from the medieval masculine name HILARY.
ELLIE   f   English
Diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN (1), and other names beginning with El.
ELLIOT   m   English
From a surname which was a variant of ELLIOTT.
ELLIOTT   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a diminutive of the medieval name ELIAS.
ELLIS (1)   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the given name ELIJAH.
ELLY   f   English, Dutch
Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH or an English variant of ELLIE.
ELMER   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the Old English name ÆÐELMÆR. In the United States it is sometimes given in honour of brothers Jonathan (1745-1817) and Ebenezer Elmer (1752-1843), who were active in early American politics.
ELMO   m   English, German, Italian
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element helm meaning "helmet, protection". It is also a derivative of ERASMUS, via the old Italian diminutive Ermo... [more]
ELNORA   f   English
Contracted form of ELEANORA.
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"... [more]
ELOUISE   f   English
Variant of ELOISE.
ELROY   m   English
Altered form of LEROY, using the Spanish definite article el as opposed to the French le.
ELSA   f   English, German, Swedish, Finnish, Italian
Short form of ELISABETH.
ELSABETH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ELIZABETH.
ELSDON   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "Elli's valley" in Old English.
ELSIE   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
ELTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "Ella's town" in Old English. A famous bearer of this name is British musician Elton John (1947-), born Reginald Dwight, who adopted his stage name in honour of his former bandmate Elton Dean (1945-2006).
ELVIN   m   English
Variant of ALVIN.
ELVINA   f   English
Variant of ALVINA.
ELVIS   m   English
Meaning unknown. It could possibly be a derivative of ALVIS or ELWIN. More likely, it is from the rare surname Elvis, which is ultimately derived from the given name ELOISE... [more]
ELWIN   m   English
Variant of ALVIN.
ELWOOD   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "elder tree forest" in Old English.
ELWYN   m   English
Variant of ALVIN.
ELY   m   English
Variant of ELI (1).
ELYSE   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH. It was popularized in the early 1980s by a character from the television comedy 'Family Ties'.
EM   f   English
Short form of EMILY or EMMA.
EMALEE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of EMILY.
EMELIA   f   English
Variant of AMELIA.
EMELY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of EMILY.
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... [more]
EMIL   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, English
From the Roman family name Aemilius, which was derived from Latin aemulus meaning "rival".
EMILEE   f   English (Modern)
Variant of EMILY.
EMILIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Finnish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
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]
EMMA   f   English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, 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... [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.
EMMANUEL   m   Biblical, French, English
From the Hebrew name עִמָּנוּאֵל ('Immanu'el) meaning "God is with us"... [more]


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