Feminine Names

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EARTHA f English
Combination of the English word earth with the feminine name suffix a. It has been used in honour of African-American philanthropist Eartha M. M. White (1876-1974). Another famous bearer was American singer and actress Eartha Kitt (1927-2008).
EASTER f English
From the English name of the Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. It was ultimately named for the Germanic spring goddess Eostre. It was traditionally given to children born on Easter, though it is rare in modern times.
EAVAN f Irish
Anglicized form of AOIBHEANN.
EBBA (2) f English
From the Old English name Æbbe, meaning unknown, perhaps a contracted form of a longer name. Saint Ebba was a 7th-century daughter of King Æthelfrith of Bernicia and the founder of monasteries in Scotland. Another saint named Ebba was a 9th-century abbess and martyr who mutilated her own face so that she would not be raped by the invading Danes.
EBELE f Western African, Igbo
Means "mercy, kindness" in Igbo.
EBONY f English
From the English word ebony for the black wood that comes from the ebony tree. It is ultimately from the Egyptian word hbnj. In America this name is most often used by black parents.
EBRAR f & m Turkish
Turkish form of ABRAR.
EBRU f Turkish
Means "paper marbling" in Turkish. Paper marbling is the art of creating colourful patterns on paper.
ECATERINA f Romanian
Romanian form of KATHERINE.
ECE f Turkish
Means "queen" or "beautiful woman" in Turkish.
ECHO f Greek Mythology
From the Greek word ἠχώ (echo) meaning "echo, reflected sound", related to ἠχή (eche) meaning "sound". In Greek mythology Echo was a nymph given a speech impediment by Hera, so that she could only repeat what others said. She fell in love with Narcissus, but her love was not returned, and she pined away until nothing remained of her except her voice.
ECRİN f Turkish
Meaning unknown, possibly from an Arabic word meaning "reward".
EDA (1) f Turkish
Means "well-mannered" in Turkish.
EDA (2) f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of EDITH.
EDANA f History
Latinized form of ÉTAÍN. This was the name of an early Irish saint.
EDDA (1) f Italian
Italian form of HEDDA.
EDDA (2) f Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Possibly from Old Norse meaning "great-grandmother". This was the name of two 13th-century Icelandic literary works: the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda. This is also the name of a character in the Poetic Edda, though it is unclear if her name is connected to the name of the collection.
EDDIE m & f English
Diminutive of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.
EDELGARD f German
From a Germanic name, which was derived from the elements adal "noble" and gard "enclosure".
EDELMIRA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of ADELMAR.
EDEN f & m Hebrew, English (Modern)
Possibly from Hebrew עֵדֶן ('eden) meaning "pleasure, delight", or perhaps derived from Sumerian
EDERNE f Basque (Rare)
Feminine variant of EDER (2).
EDIE f English
Diminutive of EDITH.
EDINA f Hungarian
Possibly a Hungarian form of a Germanic name.
EDIT f Hungarian, Swedish
Hungarian and Swedish form of EDITH.
EDITA f Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Lithuanian
Form of EDITH in several languages.
EDĪTE f Latvian
Latvian form of EDITH.
EDITE f Portuguese
Portuguese form of EDITH.
ÉDITH f French
French form of EDITH.
EDITH f English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
From the Old English name Eadgyð, derived from the elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gyð "war". It was popular among Anglo-Saxon royalty, being borne for example by Saint Eadgyeth;, the daughter of King Edgar the Peaceful. The name remained common after the Norman Conquest. It became rare after the 15th century, but was revived in the 19th century.
EDMÉE f French (Rare)
Feminine form of EDMÉ.
EDMONDA f Italian
Italian feminine form of EDMUND.
EDMONDE f French
French feminine form of EDMUND.
EDNA (1) f Irish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
EDNA (2) f Biblical
Means "pleasure" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament Apocrypha in the Book of Tobit.
EDUARDA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of EDWARD.
EDURNE f Basque
Means "snow" in Basque, from edur, a variant of elur "snow". It is a Basque equivalent of Nieves.
EDVIGE f Italian
Italian form of HEDWIG.
EDWIGE f French
French form of HEDWIG.
EDWINA f English
Feminine form of EDWIN.
EDYTA f Polish
Polish form of EDITH.
EDYTHA f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of EDYTHE.
EDYTHE f English
Variant of EDITH.
EEF m & f Dutch
Short form of names beginning with Ev, such as EVA or EVERT.
EEFJE f Dutch
Diminutive of EEF.
EERIKA f Finnish
Finnish form of ERICA.
EEVA f Finnish
Finnish form of EVA.
EEVI f Finnish
Finnish form of EVA.
EFA f Welsh
Welsh form of EVA.
EFE (2) m & f Western African, Urhobo
Short form of EFEMENA or other names containing efe "wealth".
EFEMENA m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "here is my wealth" in Urhobo.
EFFIE (1) f English
Diminutive of EUPHEMIA.
EFFIE (2) f Scottish
Anglicized form of OIGHRIG.
EFFIMIA f Greek
Modern Greek form of EUPHEMIA.
EFFROSYNI f Greek
Modern Greek form of EUPHROSYNE.
EFIGÉNIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of IPHIGENEIA.
EFIGÊNIA f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of IPHIGENEIA.
EFTHALIA f Greek
Modern Greek form of EUTHALIA.
EFTHIMIA f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθυμία (see EFTHYMIA).
EFTHYMIA f Greek
Modern Greek form of EUTHYMIA.
EFTYCHIA f Greek
Modern Greek form of EUTYCHIA. It means "happiness" in Modern Greek.
ÉGLANTINE f French
French form of EGLANTINE.
EGLANTINE f English (Rare)
From the English word for the flower also known as sweetbrier. It is derived via Old French from Vulgar Latin *aquilentum meaning "prickly". It was early used as a given name (in the form Eglentyne) in Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th-century story The Prioress's Tale.
EGLĖ f Lithuanian
Means "spruce tree" in Lithuanian. In a Lithuanian folk tale Eglė is a young woman who marries a grass snake. At the end of the tale she turns herself into a spruce.
EGUZKIÑE f Basque
Feminine form of EGUZKI.
EHA f Estonian
Means "dusk" in Estonian.
EHSAN m & f Persian
Persian form of IHSAN.
EIBHLÍN f Irish
Irish form of AVELINE.
EIDEL f Yiddish (Rare)
Means "delicate" in Yiddish.
EIDER f Basque
Feminine form of EDER (2).
EIGYR f Welsh Mythology
Welsh form of IGRAINE.
EIJA f Finnish
Possibly from the Finnish happy exclamation eijaa.
EIKE m & f German
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ag "edge".
EILEEN f Irish, English
Anglicized form of EIBHLÍN. It is also sometimes considered an Irish form of HELEN. It first became popular in the English-speaking world outside of Ireland near the end of the 19th century.
EILIDH f Scottish
Diminutive of EILIONOIR, sometimes taken to be a Gaelic form of HELEN.
EILIONOIR f Scottish
Scottish form of ELEANOR.
EILÍS f Irish
Irish Gaelic form of ELIZABETH (or sometimes of ALICE).
EILISH f Irish
Anglicized form of EILÍS.
EILUNED f Welsh
Variant of ELUNED.
EILWEN f Welsh
Perhaps means "white brow", derived from Welsh ael "brow" and gwen "white, fair, blessed". This is a recently-created Welsh name.
EIMANTĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of EIMANTAS.
EIMEAR f Irish
Variant of ÉIMHEAR.
ÉIMHEAR f Irish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of EMER.
EIMHIR f Scottish
Scottish form of EMER.
EINI f Finnish
Feminine form of EINO.
EIR f Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Norwegian
Means "mercy" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse goddess of healing and medicine.
EIRA (1) f Welsh
Means "snow" in Welsh.
EIRA (2) f Swedish, Norwegian
Modern form of EIR.
EIREANN f English (Rare), Irish (Rare)
From Éireann, the genitive case of Gaelic Éire, meaning "Ireland". It is commonly Anglicized as Erin.
EIREEN f Irish
Irish form of IRENE.
EIRENE f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of IRENE.
EIRIAN f & m Welsh
Means "bright, beautiful" in Welsh.
EIRINI f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ειρήνη (see IRINI).
EIRLYS f Welsh
Means "snowdrop (flower)" in Welsh.
EIRWEN f Welsh
Means "white snow" from the Welsh elements eira "snow" and gwen "white, blessed".
EITHNE f Irish, Scottish
Means "kernel, grain" in Irish. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish saint, sister of Saint Fidelma and follower of Saint Patrick.
EJIRO m & f Western African, Urhobo
Short form of EJIROGHENE or other names containing ejiro "praise".
EJIROGHENE m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "praise God" in Urhobo.
EKA (1) m & f Indonesian
Means "one, first" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit एक (eka).
EKA (2) f Georgian
Short form of EKATERINE.
EKATERINA f Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of KATHERINE, and an alternate transcription of Russian Екатерина (see YEKATERINA).
EKATERINE f Georgian
Georgian form of KATHERINE.
EKATERINI f Greek
Modern Greek form of KATHERINE.
EKENE m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "praise, thanks" in Igbo.
EKENEDILICHUKWU m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "all praise to God" in Igbo.
EKİN f & m Turkish
Means "harvest, culture" in Turkish.
EKO m & f Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of EKA (1).
EKUNDAYO f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "sorrow becomes joy" in Yoruba.
ELA (1) f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Polish
Diminutive of names beginning with El such as ELIZABETA or ELŻBIETA.
ELA (2) f Turkish
Means "hazel (colour)" in Turkish.
ELA (3) f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ELAH, usually used as a feminine name.
ELAHEH f Persian
Means "goddess" in Persian.
ELAIN f Welsh
Means "fawn" in Welsh.
ELAINA f English
Variant of ELAINE.
ELAINE f English, Arthurian Romance
From an Old French form of HELEN. It appears in Arthurian legend; in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation Le Morte d'Arthur Elaine was the daughter of Pelleas, the lover of Lancelot, and the mother of Galahad. It was not commonly used as an English given name until after the appearance of Tennyson's Arthurian epic Idylls of the King (1859).
ELANOR f Literature
Means "star sun" in Sindarin. In The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien this is Sam's eldest daughter, named after a type of flower.
ELBA f Spanish
Possibly a Spanish variant form of ALBA (3).
ELDA f Italian
Italian form of HILDA.
ELEA f English
Short form of ELEANOR. This was also the name of an ancient Italian town (modern Velia) that 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 Alienòr. Among the name's earliest bearers was 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. She was named Aenor after her mother, and was called by the Occitan phrase alia Aenor "the other AENOR" in order to distinguish her from her mother. However, there appear to be examples of bearers prior to Eleanor of Aquitaine. It is not clear whether they were in fact Aenors who were retroactively recorded as having the name Eleanor, or whether there is an alternative explanation for the name's origin.... [more]
ELEANORA f English
Latinate form of ELEANOR.
ELEANORE f English
Variant of ELEANOR.
ELECTRA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἠλέκτρα (Elektra), derived from ἤλεκτρον (elektron) meaning "amber". In Greek myth she was the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and the sister of Orestes. She helped her brother kill their mother and her lover Aegisthus in vengeance for Agamemnon's murder. Also in Greek mythology, this name was borne by one of the Pleiades, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
ELEFTHERIA f Greek
Feminine form of ELEFTHERIOS.
ELEN f Welsh
Welsh form of HELEN. This was the name of a 4th-century Welsh saint. It also appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, belonging to a woman who built the roads in Wales.
ELĒNA f Latvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
ELENA f Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, English, Medieval Slavic
Form of HELEN used in various languages, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Елена (see YELENA).
ELENE f Georgian, Sardinian
Georgian and Sardinian form of HELEN.
ELENI f Greek
Modern Greek form of HELEN.
ELENORA f English
Variant of ELEANOR.
ELEONOORA f Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of ELEANOR.
ELEONOR f Swedish
Swedish variant of ELEANOR.
ELEONÓRA f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of ELEANOR.
ELÉONORE f French
French form of ELEANOR.
ELEONORE f German
German form of ELEANOR.
ELERI f Welsh
Meaning unknown. In Welsh legend she was the daughter of the chieftain Brychan.
ELETTRA f Italian
Italian form of ELECTRA.
ELFA f Icelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELFLEDA f English (Archaic)
Middle English form of both the Old English names ÆÐELFLÆD and ÆLFFLÆD. These names became rare after the Norman Conquest, but Elfleda was briefly revived in the 19th century.
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". Ælfþryð was common amongst Anglo-Saxon nobility, being borne for example by the mother of King Æðelræd the Unready. This name was rare after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived in the 19th century.
ELFRIEDA f English
Variant of ELFREDA.
ELFRIEDE f German
German form of ELFREDA.
ELHAM f Persian
Persian form of ILHAM.
ELI (3) f Spanish, Norwegian, Danish
Spanish, Norwegian and Danish short form of ELISABET or ELIN.
ÈLIA f Catalan
Catalan form of AELIA.
ELIAN m & f Dutch
Dutch variant of names beginning with Eli, such as ELIJAH or ELISABETH.
ELIANA (1) f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English (Modern)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ÉLIANE.
ELIANA (2) f Hebrew
Means "my God has answered" in Hebrew.
ÉLIANE f French
Probably from Aeliana, the feminine form of the Roman name Aelianus, which was derived from the Roman family name AELIUS. This was the name of an early saint and martyr.
ELIDI f Various
Meaning unknown, possibly of Greek or Welsh origin. It may have been inspired by the name of the Ήλιδα (Ilida) valley and ancient city in western Greece (Elis in English).
ELİF f Turkish
Turkish form of Alif, the name of the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, ا. It also means "slender", from the Turkish phrase elif gibi, literally "shaped like elif".
ELIINA f Finnish
Finnish form of HELEN.
ELIISA f Finnish
Finnish short form of ELISABET.
ELIISABET f Estonian
Estonian form of ELIZABETH.
ELIJA f Lithuanian (Modern)
Lithuanian feminine form of ELIJAH.
ELIKAPEKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ELIZABETH.
ELIN f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Welsh
Scandinavian and Welsh form of HELEN.
ELĪNA f Latvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
ELINA f Finnish, Estonian, Swedish
Finnish, Estonian and Swedish form of HELEN.
ELINE f Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Norwegian, Danish and Dutch variant form of HELEN. This is the name of the title character in the novel Eline Vere (1889) by the Dutch writer Louis Couperus.
ELINOR f English
Variant of ELEANOR.
ELIORA f Hebrew
Feminine form of ELIOR.
ELISABED f Georgian
Georgian form of ELIZABETH.
ELÍSABET f Icelandic
Icelandic form of ELIZABETH.
ELISABET f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, Spanish, Biblical Greek
Scandinavian and Finnish form of ELIZABETH. It is also used in Spain alongside the traditional form Isabel.
ELISABETA f Romanian
Romanian form of ELIZABETH.
ELISABETE f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ELIZABETH. This more recent form is used alongside the traditional Portuguese form Isabel.
ÉLISABETH f French
French form of ELIZABETH.
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.
ELISABETTA f Italian
Italian form of ELIZABETH.
ELISAVET f Greek
Modern Greek form of ELIZABETH.
ELISAVETA f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of ELIZABETH.
ÉLISE f French
French short form of ÉLISABETH.
ELISHEBA f Biblical
Form of ELIZABETH used in many versions of the Old Testament, where it belongs to the wife of Aaron.
ELIŠKA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of ELIZABETH.
ELISO f Georgian
Georgian short form of ELIZABETH.
ELISSA (1) f Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown (possibly Phoenician in origin). This is another name of Dido, the legendary queen of Carthage.
ELISSA (2) f English
Variant of ELISA.
ELITA f Latvian
Meaning unknown.
ELIXABETE f Basque
Basque form of ELIZABETH.
ELĪZA f Latvian
Short form of ELIZABETE.
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).
ELIZABETA f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of ELIZABETH.
ELIZABETE f Latvian
Latvian form of ELIZABETH.
ELIZABETH f English, Biblical
From Ἐλισάβετ (Elisabet), the Greek form of the Hebrew name אֱלִישֶׁבַע ('Elisheva') meaning "my God is an oath", derived from the roots אֵל ('el) referring to the Hebrew God and שָׁבַע (shava') meaning "oath". The Hebrew form appears in the Old Testament where Elisheba is the wife of Aaron, while the Greek form appears in the New Testament where Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist.... [more]
ELIZAVETA f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Елизавета (see YELIZAVETA).
ELKE (1) f Dutch, German, Frisian
Frisian diminutive of ADELHEID.
ELKE (2) f Hebrew
Feminine form of ELKANAH.
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". It was introduced to England by the Normans and used until the 14th century, and it was later revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was the American singer Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996).
ELLA (2) f English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN (1), and other names beginning with El. It can also be a short form of names ending in ella.
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 19th century, when the form Helen also became common.
ELLEN (2) f Dutch
Short form of ELEONORA.
ELLERY m & f English
From an English surname that was originally derived from the medieval masculine name HILARY.
ELLI (1) f Greek
Modern Greek form of HELLE (2).
ELLI (2) f German, Finnish
Diminutive of names beginning with El, such as ELIZABETH.
ELLI (3) f Norse Mythology
Means "old age" in Old Norse. In the Prose Edda this is the name of an old woman (old age personified) who wrestles with and defeats the god Thor.
ELLIE f English
Diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN (1), and other names beginning with El.
ELLINGTON f & m English (Rare)
Derived from the English surname ELLINGTON.
ELLINOR f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of ELEANOR.
ELLIS (1) m & f English
From an English surname that was derived from the given name ELIJAH.
ELLY f English, Dutch
Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH or an English variant of ELLIE.
ELMA f Dutch, German, English
Short form of WILHELMINE or names ending in elma, such as ANSELMA. It has also been recorded as a combination of ELIZABETH and MARY, as in the case of the 19th-century daughter of the Earl of Elgin, who was named using her mother's first and middle names.
ELMAS f Turkish
Means "diamond" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
ELMIRA f Literature
Shortened form of EDELMIRA. It appears in the play Tartuffe (1664) by the French playwright Molière (often spelled in the French style Elmire).
ELNA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of HELENA.
ELNORA f English
Contracted form of ELEANORA.
ELODIA f Spanish
Spanish form of ALODIA.
ÉLODIE f French
French form of ALODIA.
ELODIE f English
English form of ÉLODIE.
ELOÍSA f Spanish
Spanish form of ELOISE.
ELOISA f Italian
Italian form of ELOISE.
ÉLOÏSE f French
French form of ELOISE.
ELOISE f English
From the Old French name Héloïse, which is probably from the Germanic name Helewidis, composed of the elements heil meaning "hale, healthy" and wid meaning "wide". It is sometimes associated with the Greek word ἥλιος (helios) meaning "sun" or the name Louise, though there is not likely an etymological connection. This name was borne in the 12th century by Saint Eloise, the wife of the French theologian Peter Abelard. She became a nun after her husband was castrated by her uncle.... [more]
ELOUISE f English
Variant of ELOISE.
ELOWEN f Cornish
Means "elm tree" in Cornish. This is a recently coined Cornish name.
ELPIDA f Greek
Modern Greek form of ELPIS.
ELPIS f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "hope" in Greek. In Greek mythology Elpis was the personification of hope. She was the last spirit to remain in the jar after Pandora unleashed the evils that were in it.
ELS f Dutch
Short form of ELISABETH.
ELSIE f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
ELSJE f Dutch
Diminutive of ELISABETH.
ELSPET f Scottish
Scottish form of ELIZABETH.
ELSPETH f Scottish
Scottish form of ELIZABETH.
ELUNED f Welsh
Derived from Welsh eilun meaning "image, idol". This was the name of a 5th-century Welsh saint.
ELVA (1) f Irish
Anglicized form of AILBHE.
ELVA (2) f Danish, Icelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELVAN f & m Turkish
Means "colours" in Turkish.
ELVINA f English
Variant of ALVINA.
ELVĪRA f Latvian
Latvian form of ELVIRA.
ELVIRA f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian
Spanish form of a Visigothic name, possibly composed of the Germanic elements ala "all" and wer "true". This is the name of a character in Mozart's opera Don Giovanni (1787).
ELVIRE f French
French form of ELVIRA.
ELWIRA f Polish
Polish form of ELVIRA.
ELYSE f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH. It was popularized in the early 1980s by a character from the television comedy Family Ties.
ELYSIA f Various
From Elysium, the name of the realm of the dead in Greek and Roman mythology, which means "blissful".
ELŽBIETA f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ELIZABETH.
ELŻBIETA f Polish
Polish form of ELIZABETH.
ELZĖ f Lithuanian
Short form of ELŽBIETA.
EM f English
Short form of EMILY or EMMA.
EMA (1) f Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Form of EMMA used in various languages.
EMA (2) f Japanese
From Japanese (e) meaning "favour, benefit" or (e) meaning "bay, inlet" combined with (ma) meaning "flax". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
EMAN f Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Arabic إيمان (see IMAN). This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.
EMANUELA f Italian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian feminine form of EMMANUEL.
EMBER f English (Modern)
From the English word ember, ultimately from Old English æmerge.
EMBERLY f English (Modern)
Elaboration of EMBER, influenced by the spelling of KIMBERLY.
EMBLA f Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Meaning uncertain, perhaps related to Old Norse almr "elm". In Norse mythology Embla and her husband Ask were the first humans. They were created by three of the gods from two trees.
EMEL f Turkish
Means "desire" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin, making this name a relative of Amal.
EMELIA f English
Variant of AMELIA.
EMELIE f Swedish
Swedish feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMELINA f Spanish
Spanish form of Amelina (see EMMELINE).
ÉMELINE f French
French form of Amelina (see EMMELINE).
EMEM m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "peace" in Ibibio.
EMER f Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly from Irish eimh meaning "swift". In Irish legend she was the wife of Cúchulainn. She was said to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, needlework, wisdom and chastity.
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 σμάραγδος (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.
EMERSYN f English
Feminine variant of EMERSON.
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. As a modern given name, it is likely inspired by the surname Emery, which was itself derived from the medieval given name. It can also be given in reference to the hard black substance called emery.
EMESE f Hungarian
Possibly derived from Finno-Ugric eme meaning "mother". In Hungarian legend this was the name of the grandmother of Árpád, founder of the Hungarian state.
EMI f Japanese
From Japanese (e) meaning "favour, benefit" or (e) meaning "picture, painting" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
EMIGDIA f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish feminine form of Emygdius (see EMIDIO).
EMÍLIA f Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILÍA f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
ÉMILIE f French
French feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMÍLIE f Czech
Czech feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIE f German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Czech
German, Scandinavian and Czech feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
ÉMILIENNE f French
French feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMĪLIJA f Latvian
Latvian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIJA f Lithuanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIYA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian 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]
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