Estonian Submitted Names
are used in the country of Estonia in northern Europe.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AIGAR m Estonian
Origin obscure, possibly a phonetic coinage (e.g., using the ai
prefix sound found in Aivar
; compare Aive
). This was first recorded in the early 20th century. Though Julius Mägiste (1936) suggests Finnish origin, the name is unknown in Finland (compare however dialectal Karelian aiga
meaning "time" - of which the Northern Sami cognate áige
is found in ancient personal names such as Áigesárri
AITA f Estonian
Feminine Estonian name, inspired by 19th century literary usages, either from aitama
meaning "to help" or a variant form of the name Agatha
ALEV m Estonian
Estonian masculine name possibly derived from alev
ARE m Norwegian, Estonian
Modern form of Ari
. In Norway it has been used predominantly in the regions Aust-Agder and Rogaland (after the Protestant Reformation).
ATS m Estonian
Ats is an old Estonian name for men. It also might be short for Adam, Adolf, Andreas, Hans.... [more]
EBE f Estonian
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element eber
meaning "wild boar", making it an Estonian cognate of Ebba
. It is also sometimes used as a short form of Eliisabet
ENDLA f Estonian
Estonian name derived from the name of a lake, famous in folk poetry, and a nature reserve in Jõgeva parish, Estonia. It is ultimately derived from the medieval personal names Ent, Endo
, possibly diminutives of Hendrik
EPP f Estonian
Either derived from Estonian hepp
meaning "lively" or a variant of Ebe
GETTER f Estonian
Meaning uncertain, perhaps related to Margareeta
. Famous bearers are pop star Getter Jaani (1993-) and football player Getter Laar (1989-).
HÄRMI f Estonian
The name is possibly derived from the Estonian 'härmas', meaning "frosty."... [more]
HELI f Estonian
Heli in Estonian means sound, particularly a pleasant sound like on made by bells. ... [more]
HELVE f Estonian
Estonian feminine derived from the word helves
meaning "snow flake, fluff".
HINGE f Estonian
The name is derived from the Estonian 'hing' meaning “soul.”
ILLE f Estonian
From dialectal baby talk ill
(“lamb”) or illi
(“good”). Also a variant of Hille
ILO m & f Estonian, Polish
Feminine given name derived from the name of a minor goddess of feasts, via the Estonian ilu
meaning "beauty" but also possibly the word ilo
meaning "delight, joy, happiness", the Livonian word īla
meaning "nature" or the Pite Sami word âllo
INDA f Estonian
Estonian feminine name, derived from the word inda
meaning 'enthusiasm, zeal'. Alternatively, it may be a short form of Linda
JÜRGO m Estonian
Male name, a derivate from estonian name JÃ¼ri which originates from Gregorius (George).
KAHRU m Estonian
From Proto-Finnic karhu
, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European h₂ŕ̥tḱos
KAIDO m Estonian
Masculine Estonian name possibly derived from kai
meaning "quay, wharf".
KALJO m Estonian
Early 20th century invention from the given name Kalju
, also in the biblical sense as a translation of Peter
KALLIS f Estonian (Rare)
Derived from the Estonian term of endearment kallis
"darling; beloved; dear; precious".
KIRKE f Estonian
Estonian feminine name from the singular genitive declination of kirgas
, meaning "bright".
KOIDU f Estonian
From the genitive singular (attributive) form of koit
(Estonian) meaning "dawn".
LEEGI f Estonian
Derived from the Estonian word "leek" meaning "flame".
LEELIA f Estonian
Estonian feminine name, a modern coinage created for aesthetic purposes. Leelia is a character in the novel Our Daily Bread, written by Raimond Kaugver.
LEHO m Estonian
Estonian masculine name of unknown etymology. It probably refers to Lehola, also known as Lõhavere, the castle of Lembitu, an Estonian chieftain.
LEHTE f Estonian
Means "leaf", from the Estonian word leht
. A 19th century construction.
LEIDA f Estonian
Estonian feminine name, (first?) used in 19th-century literature. It is associated with the Estonian verb leidma
"to find, discover".
LEINO m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian name derived from the pen name of Eino Leino (Armas Einar Leopold Lönnbohm), Finnish poet and journalist (1878-1926).
LEMBIT m Estonian
, the name of a 13th-century Estonian leader, which meant "beloved" (cognate to Finnish Lemmitty
). This historical name was revived in the 19th century, and became popular in the first half of the 20th century.
LEMBITU m Estonian (Archaic)
Lembitu (Estonian also: Lembit, died September 21, 1217) was an ancient Estonian king and military leader in the struggle against conquest of the Estonian lands by the German Livonian Brothers of the Sword at the beginning of the 13th century... [more]
MANN f Estonian
Variant of Manni
and, ultimately, Maria
. A famous bearer is Mann Helstein (1988-), Estonian viola player.
MEEME m Estonian
From the name of an elder in the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia, Meme in Latin. Possibly related to mehine
(“manly”) , cognate to Karelianmiemoi
(“man, fellow”). Latvian and Frisian origin have also been suggested.
MILVI f Estonian, Swedish (Rare), Finnish
Coined by Estonian writer Mats Tõnisson (1853-1915) as an Estonian "form" of Miranda
. In modern times, it is sometimes linked to Estonian miilama
"to glow; to burn slowly" in combination with the very productive feminine name ending -vi
MIRTEL f Estonian
Meaning uncertain, possibly a relation to Myrtle
, although I am not sure how accurate this is. It was the 10th most popular name for baby girls in Estonia in 2013.