Feminine Names

gender
usage
Dobrila f Serbian, Croatian
From the Slavic element dobru meaning "good".
Dobromiła f Polish
Polish feminine form of Dobromil.
Dobromila f Czech
Feminine form of Dobromil.
Dobroslava f Czech
Feminine form of Dobroslav.
Dobrosława f Polish
Polish feminine form of Dobroslav.
Docia f English (Archaic)
Possibly a diminutive of Theodosia.
Dodie f English
Diminutive of Dorothy.
Doina f Romanian
Means "folk song", from Romanian doină.
Doireann f Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly from the Old Irish prefix der "daughter" and finn "white, fair". Alternatively it may be derived from Irish doireann meaning "sullen, tempestuous". This was the name of several characters in Irish legend, including a daughter of Bodb Derg who poisoned Fionn mac Cumhaill after he spurned her advances.
Dölgöön m & f Mongolian
Means "quiet, calm" in Mongolian.
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. In modern times this name is also sometimes used as a diminutive of Dolores.
Dolores f Spanish, English
Means "sorrows", taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary María de los Dolores, meaning "Mary of Sorrows". It has been used in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, becoming especially popular in America during the 1920s and 30s.
Dolors f Catalan
Catalan form of Dolores.
Domantė f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Domantas.
Domenica f Italian
Italian feminine form of Dominic.
Dominga f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Dominic.
Dominique f & m French
French feminine and masculine form of Dominic.
Domitia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Domitius.
Domitila f Spanish, Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Domitilla.
Domitilla f Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine diminutive of the Roman family name Domitius. This was the name of the wife of the Roman emperor Vespasian and the mother of emperors Titus and Domitian.
Domitille f French
French form of Domitilla.
Domna f Late Roman, Greek
Feminine form of Domnus. Saint Domna of Nicomedia was martyred during the persecutions of the early 4th century. However, in the case of Julia Domna, the Syrian wife of the Roman emperor Septimius Severus, it seems her name was actually of Semitic origin.
Domnika f Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of Dominic.
Domnina f Late Roman
Feminine form of Domninus. This was the name of a few early saints and martyrs.
Dona f English
Variant of Donna.
Donalda f Scottish
Feminine form of Donald.
Donaldina f Scottish
Feminine form of Donald.
Donata f Italian, Polish, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Feminine form of Donatus (see Donato).
Donatella f Italian
Diminutive of Donata.
Donatienne f French
French feminine form of Donatianus.
Donella f Scottish
Feminine form of Donald.
Donelle f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Don.
Donka f Bulgarian
Feminine diminutive of Andon.
Donna f English
From Italian donna meaning "lady". It is also used as a feminine form of Donald.
Dor m & f Hebrew
Means "generation" in Hebrew.
Dóra f Hungarian, Icelandic
Short form of Dorottya and names that end in dóra, such as Teodóra or Halldóra.
Dorcas f Biblical
Derived from Greek δορκάς (dorkas) meaning "gazelle". This is the Greek translation of the name Tabitha in the New Testament (see Acts 9:36).
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).
Dores f Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Dolores.
Dorete f Danish (Rare)
Old Danish form of Dorothea.
Doretta f English, Italian
Diminutive of Dora.
Doria f English (Rare)
Possibly a feminine form of Dorian or an elaboration of Dora.
Doriane f French
French feminine form of Dorian.
Dorina 1 f Romanian
Feminine form of Dorin.
Dorina 2 f Hungarian
Elaboration of Dóra.
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). In the play, a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, Dorinda is the sister of Miranda.
Dorine f English
Variant of Doreen.
Dóris f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Doris.
Doris f English, German, Swedish, Danish, Croatian, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
From the Greek name Δωρίς (Doris), which meant "Dorian woman". The Dorians were a Greek tribe who occupied the Peloponnese starting in the 12th century BC. In Greek mythology Doris was a sea nymph, one of the many children of Oceanus and Tethys. It began to be used as an English name in the 19th century. A famous bearer is the American actress Doris Day (1924-2019).
Dorit 1 f Hebrew
Strictly feminine variant of Dor.
Dorit 2 f Danish
Danish diminutive of Dorothea.
Dorita f Spanish
Diminutive of Dora.
Dorji f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "diamond" in Tibetan.
Dorka f Hungarian
Diminutive of Dorottya.
Dorota f Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of Dorothea.
Dorotea f Italian, Spanish, Croatian, Swedish (Rare)
Form of Dorothea in several languages.
Dorotéia f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Dorothea.
Doroteia f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Dorothea.
Dorotėja f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Dorothea.
Doroteja f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of Dorothea.
Doroteya f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Dorothea.
Dorothea f German, Dutch, English, Late Greek
Feminine form of the Late Greek name Δωρόθεος (Dorotheos), which meant "gift of God" from Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift" and θεός (theos) meaning "god". The name Theodore is composed of the same elements in reverse order. Dorothea was the name of two early saints, notably the 4th-century martyr Dorothea of Caesarea. It was also borne by the 14th-century Saint Dorothea of Montau, who was the patron saint of Prussia.
Dorothée f French
French form of Dorothea.
Dorothee f German
German variant of Dorothea.
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, Dorothy Gale, in his fantasy novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) and several of its sequels.
Dorottya f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Dorothea.
Dorris f English
Variant of Doris.
Dorrit f Danish
Danish diminutive of Dorothea.
Dorte f Danish
Danish form of Dorothy.
Dortha f English
Variant of Dorothy.
Dörthe f Low German
Low German form of Dorthe.
Dorthe f Danish
Danish form of Dorothy.
Dorthea f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Dorothy.
Dorthy f English
Variant of Dorothy.
Dory f English
Diminutive of Dorothy or Doris. This is the name of a fish in the animated film Finding Nemo (2003).
Dosia f Polish
Diminutive of Teodozja or Dorota.
Dos-teh-seh f Indigenous American, Apache
Possibly means "something at the campire already cooked" in Apache. This was the name of the wife of the Chiricahua Apache chief Cochise.
Dot f English
Diminutive of Dorothy.
Dottie f English
Diminutive of Dorothy.
Dotty f English
Diminutive of Dorothy.
Doubravka f Czech
Czech feminine form of Dubravko.
Dove f English
From the English word for the variety of bird, seen as a symbol of peace.
Draga f Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of Drago.
Dragica f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
Draha f Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of Drahomíra.
Drahomíra f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of Dragomir.
Drahoslava f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of Dragoslav.
Drahuše f Czech
Diminutive of Drahomíra.
Draupadi f Hinduism
Means "daughter of Drupada" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata this is the name of the daughter of King Drupada. She married all of the Pandavas, the five sons of Pandu.
Draženka f Croatian
Feminine form of Dražen.
Drea f English
Short form of Andrea 2.
Dream f English (Modern)
From the English word dream referring to imaginary events seen in the mind while sleeping or a hope or wish.
Drika f Dutch
Short form of Hendrika.
Drishti f Indian, Hindi
Means "sight" in Sanskrit.
Drita f Albanian
From Albanian dritë meaning "light".
Drorit f Hebrew
Feminine form of Dror.
Drousilla f Biblical Greek
Form of Drusilla used in the Greek New Testament.
Drusa f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Drusus.
Drusilla f Biblical, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Feminine diminutive of the Roman family name Drusus. In Acts in the New Testament Drusilla is the wife of Felix.
Dua f Arabic
Means "prayer" in Arabic.
Duana f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Duane.
Dubaku m & f Western African, Akan
Means "eleventh born child" in Akan.
Dubravka f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of Dubravko.
Duda m & f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of Eduardo or Eduarda.
Duha f & m Arabic
Means "morning" in Arabic.
Dulce f Spanish, Portuguese
Means "sweet" or "candy" in Spanish.
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.
Dulcinea f Literature
Derived from Spanish dulce meaning "sweet". This name was (first?) used by Miguel de Cervantes in his novel Don Quixote (1605), where it belongs to the love interest of the main character, though she never actually appears in the story.
Dumitra f Romanian
Romanian feminine form of Demetrius.
Dunja f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene
Means "quince" in the South Slavic languages, a quince being a type of fruit. It can also be a Serbian, Croatian and Slovene form of Dunya.
Dunya f Russian
Diminutive of Avdotya.
Dunyasha f Russian
Diminutive of Avdotya.
Dương m & f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (dương) meaning "male, virile" or (dương) meaning "willow".
Đurađa f Serbian, Croatian (Archaic)
Serbian feminine form of George.
Đurđa f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of George.
Đurđica f Croatian
Croatian feminine form of George. It also means "lily of the valley" in Croatian.
Durdona f Uzbek
Means "pearl" in Uzbek.
Durga f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali, Telugu
Means "unattainable" in Sanskrit. Durga is a Hindu warrior goddess, the fierce, twelve-armed, three-eyed form of the wife of Shiva. She is considered an incarnation of Parvati.
Duri f & m Korean
Means "two" in Korean (Gyeongsang dialect).
Duru f & m Turkish
Means "clear, lucid" in Turkish.
Dušanka f Serbian, Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of Dušan.
Dušica f Serbian, Slovene
Feminine diminutive of Dušan.
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.
Duygu m & f Turkish
Means "emotion, sensation" in Turkish.
Dvora f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see Devorah).
Dvorah f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see Devorah).
Dwi m & f Indonesian
Means "two, second" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit द्वि (dvi).
Dyan f English
Variant of Diane.
Dye f Medieval English
Medieval short form of Dionysia.
Dylis f Welsh
Variant of Dilys.
Dymphna f History (Ecclesiastical), Irish
Form of Damhnait. According to legend, Saint Dymphna was a young 7th-century woman from Ireland who was martyred by her father in the Belgian town of Geel. She is the patron saint of the mentally ill.
Džana f Bosnian
Feminine form of Džan.
Džejla f Bosnian
Short form of Džejlana.
Džejlana f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Ceylan.
Dženita f Bosnian
From Bosnian dženet meaning "paradise, garden", derived from Arabic جنّة (jannah).
Dzidra f Latvian
Derived from Latvian dzidrs meaning "clear".
Dzintra f Latvian
Feminine form of Dzintars.
Dzsenifer f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Jennifer.
Dzvezda f Macedonian
Means "star" in Macedonian.
Ea 2 f Danish, Norwegian
Short form of names ending in ea.
Éabha f Irish
Irish form of Eve.
Eadán f Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of Étan.
Éadaoin f Irish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of Étaín.
Eadburg f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and burg "fortress".
Eadgifu f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and giefu "gift".
Eadgyð f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Edith.
Ealasaid f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Elizabeth.
Ealdgyð f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eald "old" and gyð "battle".
Ealisaid f Manx
Manx form of Elizabeth.
Earleen f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Earl.
Earlene f English
Feminine form of Earl.
Earline f English
Feminine form of Earl.
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 1 f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Feminine form of Ebbe.
Ebba 2 f English (Rare)
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.
Ebere 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 in the black community.
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.
Ecrin 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 (Ecclesiastical)
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, Old Norse
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 𒂔 (edin) meaning "plain". According to the Old Testament the Garden of Eden was the place where the first people, Adam and Eve, lived before they were expelled.
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. It was also borne by the Anglo-Saxon wife of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto I. The name remained common after the Norman Conquest. It became rare after the 15th century, but was revived in the 19th century.
Editha f German, English (Rare)
Latinate form of Edith.
Edmée f French
Feminine form of Edmé.
Edmonda f Italian (Rare)
Italian feminine form of Edmund.
Edmonde f French
French feminine form of Edmund.
Edna f English, Biblical
Means "pleasure" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament Apocrypha, for instance in the Book of Tobit belonging to the wife of Raguel. It was borne by the American poet Edna Dean Proctor (1829-1923). It did not become popular until the second half of the 19th century, after it was used for the heroine in the successful 1866 novel St. Elmo by Augusta Jane Evans. It peaked around the turn of the century and has declined steadily since then, falling off the American top 1000 list in 1992.
'Ednah f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Edna.
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 Edith.
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, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Eva.
Eevi f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Eva.
Efa f Welsh
Welsh form of Eva.
Efe 2 m & f Western African, Urhobo
Short form of Efemena and other names containing efe "wealth".
Efemena m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "here is my wealth" in Urhobo.
Effie f English, Scottish
Diminutive of Euphemia. In Scotland it has been used as an Anglicized form of Oighrig.
Effimia f Greek
Modern Greek form of Euphemia.
Effrosyni f Greek
Modern Greek form of Euphrosyne.
Efigénia f Portuguese (European, Rare)
European 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 (one of The Canterbury Tales).
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.
Èibhlin f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Aveline.
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 Gaelic
Diminutive of Eilionoir, also taken to be a Gaelic form of Helen.
Eilionoir f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic 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 Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Emer.
Eini f Finnish
Feminine form of Eino.
Eir f Norse Mythology, Icelandic (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
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. This is a recently created name.
Eira 2 f Swedish, Norwegian
Modern form of Eir.
Eireann f Irish (Rare)
From Éireann, the genitive case of Irish 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, a compound of eira "snow" and llys "plant".
Eirwen f Welsh
Means "white snow" from the Welsh elements eira "snow" and gwen "white, blessed". This name was created in the early 20th century.
Eithne f Irish, Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Possibly from Old Irish etne meaning "kernel, grain". In Irish mythology Eithne or Ethniu was a Fomorian and the mother of Lugh Lámfada. It was borne by several other legendary and historical figures, including a few early saints.
Ejiro m & f Western African, Urhobo
Short form of Ejiroghene and 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 "thanks, gratitude" in Igbo.
Ekenedilichukwu m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "gratitude belongs to God" in Igbo.
Ekin f & m Turkish
Means "harvest, culture" in Turkish.
Eko m & f Javanese
Javanese form of Eka 1.
Ekundayo f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "tears become 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. This name was created in the 19th century.
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 publication of Alfred Tennyson's Arthurian epic Idylls of the King (1859).
Elanor f Literature
Means "star sun" in the fictional language 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.