Masculine Names

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ELIUDmBiblical
Greek form of a Hebrew name meaning "God is grandeur". The Gospel of Matthew lists him as an ancestor of Jesus.
ELIYAHUmHebrew
Variant transcription of ELIYYAHU.
ELJASmFinnish
Finnish form of ELIJAH.
ELKANmHebrew
Modern variant of ELKANAH.
ELKANAHmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has purchased" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Samuel.
ELLANHERmAncient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements aljan "strength, power" and hari "army, warrior".
ELLARmScottish
Anglicized form of EALAIR.
ELLERYmEnglish
From an English surname which was originally derived from the medieval masculine name HILARY.
ELLILmSemitic Mythology
Akkadian form of ENLIL.
ELLIOTmEnglish
From a surname which was a variant of ELLIOTT.
ELLIOTTmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a diminutive of the medieval name ELIAS.
ELLIS (1)mEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from the given name ELIJAH.
ELLIS (2)mWelsh
Anglicized form of ELISEDD.
ELMARmGerman
Descended from various Germanic names such as Agilmar, which was derived from the elements agil "edge (of a sword), blade" and mari "famous".
ELMERmEnglish
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.
ELMOmEnglish, 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. Saint Elmo, also known as Saint Erasmus, was a 4th-century martyr who is the patron of sailors. Saint Elmo's fire is said to be a sign of his protection.
ELNATHANmBiblical
From Hebrew אֶלְנָתָן ('Elnatan) meaning "God has given". In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandfather of King Jehoiachin and a son of Akbor.
ELNURmAzerbaijani
Means "light of the people" in Azerbaijani, ultimately derived from Turkic el "country, society" and Arabic نور (nur) "light".
ELOFmSwedish
From the Old Norse name Eileifr, which was derived from the elements ei "ever, always" and leifr "descendant, heir".
ÉLOImFrench
French form of ELIGIUS.
ELOImCatalan
Catalan form of ELIGIUS.
ELONmBiblical
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This was the name of one of the ruling judges of the Israelites according to the Old Testament.
ELOUANmBreton, French
Possibly from a Breton word meaning "light". This name was borne by an obscure 6th-century saint who is now venerated mainly in Brittany and Cornwall.
ELOVmSwedish
Variant of ELOF.
ELOYmSpanish
Spanish form of ELIGIUS.
ELPIDIOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ELPIDIUS.
ELPIDIUSmLate Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ελπιδιος (Elpidios), which was derived from ελπις (elpis) "hope". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who spent twenty years in a cave in Cappadocia.
ELRICmMedieval English
Middle English form of either of the Old English names ÆLFRIC or ÆÐELRIC. Both were rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ELRONDmLiterature
Means "star dome" in Sindarin. In 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Elrond was the elven ruler of Rivendell.
ELROYmEnglish
Altered form of LEROY, using the Spanish definite article el as opposed to the French le.
ELSDONmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "Elli's valley" in Old English.
ELTONmEnglish
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).
ELUFmDanish
Danish form of ELOF.
ELVANf & mTurkish
Means "colours" in Turkish.
ELVARmIcelandic
Icelandic form of ALVAR.
ELVINmEnglish
Variant of ALVIN.
ELVISmEnglish
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. The name was brought to public attention by the singer Elvis Presley (1935-1977), whose name came from his father's middle name.
ELWINmEnglish
Variant of ALVIN.
ELWOODmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "elder tree forest" in Old English.
ELWYNmEnglish
Variant of ALVIN.
ELYmEnglish
Variant of ELI (1).
EMANUELEmItalian
Italian form of EMMANUEL.
EMEKAmWestern African, Igbo
Means "great deeds" in Igbo. It also functions as a short form of CHUKWUEMEKA.
EMEMm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "peace" in Ibibio.
EMERENSmDutch
Dutch form of EMERENTIUS.
EMERENTIUSmLate Roman
Derived from Latin emereo meaning "to fully deserve".
ÉMERICmFrench
French form of EMMERICH.
EMERSONm & fEnglish
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.
EMERYm & fEnglish
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.
EMIDIOmItalian
From the Late Latin name Emygdius, which was possibly a Latinized form of a Gaulish name (of unknown meaning). Saint Emygdius was a 3rd-century bishop and martyr, the patron saint against earthquakes.
EMIELmDutch
Dutch form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMIGDIOmSpanish
Spanish form of Emygdius (see EMIDIO).
EMILmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, English
From the Roman family name Aemilius, which was derived from Latin aemulus meaning "rival".
ÉMILEmFrench
French form of Aemilius (see EMIL). This name was borne by French author Émile Zola (1840-1902).
EMILIANmRomanian
Romanian form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMILIANOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of the Roman cognomen Aemilianus, which was itself derived from the family name Aemilius (see EMIL).
ÉMILIENmFrench
French form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMILIOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIOSmGreek
Greek form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILISmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMĪLSmLatvian
Latvian form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMİNmTurkish
Turkish form of AMIN.
EMİRmTurkish
Turkish form of AMIR (1).
EMIRmBosnian
Bosnian form of AMIR (1).
EMİRHANmTurkish
Derived from Turkish emir "amir, prince" and han "khan, ruler, leader".
EMLYNmWelsh
Probably from the name of an ancient region in Wales, its name meaning "around the valley". It has also been suggested that this name is a Welsh form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMMANOUELmBiblical Greek
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Greek Bible.
EMMANOUILmGreek
Greek form of EMMANUEL.
EMMANUELmBiblical, French, English
From the Hebrew name עִמָּנוּאֵל ('Immanu'el) meaning "God is with us", from the roots עִם ('im) meaning "with" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This was the foretold name of the Messiah in the Old Testament. It has been used in England since the 16th century in the spellings Emmanuel and Immanuel, though it has not been widespread. The name has been more common in continental Europe, especially in Spain and Portugal (in the spellings Manuel and Manoel).
EMMANUHELmBiblical Latin
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Latin Bible.
EMMERICHmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, in which the second element is ric meaning "power". The first element may be ermen "whole, universal" (making it a relative of Ermenrich), amal "work, labour" (making it a relative of Amalric) or heim "home" (making it a relative of Henry). It is likely that several forms merged into a single name.
EMMETmEnglish
Variant of EMMETT. It is used in Ireland in honour of the nationalist and rebel Robert Emmet (1778-1803).
EMMETTmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a diminutive of the feminine given name EMMA.
EMORYmEnglish
Variant of EMERY.
EMREmTurkish
Means "friend" in Turkish.
EMRYSmWelsh
Welsh form of AMBROSE. Emrys Wledig (or Ambrosius Aurelianus) was a Romano-British military leader who fought against the invading Anglo-Saxons in the 5th century. Tales of his life were used by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth to create the character of Merlin, who he called Merlinus Ambrosius or Myrddin Emrys.
EMYGDIUSmLate Roman
Latin form of EMIDIO.
EMYRmWelsh
Means "king" in Welsh.
ENDAmIrish
Anglicized form of ÉNNA.
ENDERmTurkish
Means "very rare" in Turkish.
ENDIKAmBasque
Basque form of HENRY.
ENDRE (1)mHungarian
Possibly a Hungarian form of ANDREW, though it may in fact originate from a pre-Christian source.
ENDRE (2)mNorwegian
Norwegian short form of EINDRIDE.
ENDRITmAlbanian
From Albanian dritë meaning "light".
ENDYMIONmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ενδυειν (endyein) meaning "to dive into, to enter". In Greek mythology he was an Aeolian mortal loved by the moon goddess Selene, who asked Zeus to grant him eternal life. Zeus complied by putting him into an eternal sleep in a cave on Mount Latmos.
ENÉASmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of AENEAS.
ENEJmSlovene
Slovene form of AENEAS.
ENEKOmBasque
Possibly derived from Basque ene "my" and ko, a diminutive suffix. This was the name of the first king of Pamplona or Navarre (9th century), whose name is usually rendered as Íñigo.
ENESmTurkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ANIS.
ENFYSm & fWelsh
Means "rainbow" in Welsh.
ENGELmGerman (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Originally this was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe (known in English as the Angles). Since the Middle Ages it has been firmly associated with the German word engel meaning "angel".
ENGELBERTmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles, and beraht "bright". Saint Engelbert was a 13th-century archbishop of Cologne murdered by assassins.
ENGİNmTurkish
Means "vast" in Turkish.
ENGUERRANDmMedieval French
Medieval French form of the Germanic name Engilram, which was composed of the elements Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles, and hramn "raven". This was the name of several French nobles from Picardy.
ENIOLAf & mWestern African, Yoruba
Means "person of wealth" in Yoruba.
ENİSmTurkish
Turkish form of ANIS.
ENISmBosnian
Bosnian form of ANIS.
ENITANm & fWestern African, Yoruba
Means "person with a story, storied person" in Yoruba.
ENKImSumerian Mythology
From Sumerian 𒂗 (en) meaning "lord" and 𒆠 (ki) meaning "earth, ground" (though maybe originally from 𒆳 (kur) meaning "underworld, mountain"). Enki, called Ea by the Akkadians, Assyrians and Babylonians, was the Sumerian god of water and wisdom and the keeper of the Me, the divine laws.
ENLILmSumerian Mythology
From Sumerian 𒂗 (en) meaning "lord" and possibly 𒆤 (lil) meaning "wind". Enlil was the Sumerian god of the wind and storms, the son of An and Ki. He was later worshipped by the Akkadians, Assyrians, Babylonians, and other Mesopotamian peoples.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ENYINNAYAmWestern African, Igbo
Means "his father's friend" in Igbo.
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.
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.
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 אֶפְרָיִם ('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.
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).
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.
ERAZEMmSlovene
Slovene form of ERASMUS.
ERCANmTurkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and can "soul, life".
ERCANBALDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ARCHIBALD.
ERCOLEmItalian
Italian form of HERCULES.
ERCWLFFmWelsh
Welsh form of HERCULES.
ERDEMmTurkish
Means "virtue" in Turkish.
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.
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]
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.
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.
ERIKASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ERIC.
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 (2)mEnglish
Variant of EARL.
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.
ERMACORAmItalian
Italian form of HERMAGORAS.
ERMANNOmItalian
Italian form of HERMAN.
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.
ERMINIOmItalian
Italian form of HERMINIUS.
ERMISmGreek
Modern Greek form of HERMES.
ERMOmMedieval Italian
Italian diminutive of ERASMUS.
ERMOLAImRussian
Variant transcription of YERMOLAI.
ERNmEnglish
Short form of ERNEST.
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).
ERNESTASmLithuanian
Lithuanian 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).
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.
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.
ESENf & mTurkish
Means "the wind" in Turkish.
ESEOGHENEm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "God's gift" in Urhobo.
ESERf & mTurkish
Means "product, achievement" in Turkish.
ESKANDARmPersian
Persian form of ALEXANDER.
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.
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.
ESPIRIDIÓNmSpanish
Spanish form of SPYRIDON.
ESSAmArabic
Variant transcription of ISA (1).
ESTAVANmSpanish
Spanish form of STEPHEN.
ESTEBANmSpanish
Spanish form of STEPHEN.
ESTEBEmBasque
Basque form of STEPHEN.
ESTEVÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of STEPHEN.
ESTÈVEmOccitan
Occitan form of STEPHEN.
ESTEVEmCatalan
Catalan form of STEPHEN.
ESTEVOmGalician
Galician form of STEPHEN.
ESTIENNEmMedieval French
Medieval French form of STEPHEN.
ETELEmHungarian (Rare)
Probably a Hungarian form of ETZEL.
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]
ETHELBERTmEnglish
Middle English form of ÆÐELBERHT. The name was very rare after the Norman conquest, but it was revived briefly in the 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.
ÉTIENNEmFrench
French form of STEPHEN.
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.
EUANmScottish
Anglicized form of EOGHAN.
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.
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]
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).
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.
EUN-JUNGf & mKorean
Variant transcription of EUN-JEONG.
EUPHEMIOSmAncient Greek
Masculine form of EUPHEMIA.
EUPHRANORmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek ευφραινω (euphraino) meaning "to delight". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian artist.
EURIGmWelsh
Derived from Welsh aur "gold".
EURIPIDESmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek Ευριπος (Euripos), referring to the strait between Euboea and Boeotia, combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek tragic poet.
EUSÉBIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of EUSEBIUS.
EUSEBIOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EUSEBIUS.
EUSEBIOSmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek ευσεβης (eusebes) meaning "pious", itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and σεβω (sebo) "to worship, to honour". This was the name of several saints.
EUSEBIUmRomanian
Romanian form of EUSEBIUS.
EUSEBIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of EUSEBIOS. This was the name of a 4th-century historian of the Christian church.
EUSTACEmEnglish
English form of EUSTACHIUS or EUSTATHIUS, two names of Greek origin which have been conflated in the post-classical period. Saint Eustace, whose is known under both spellings, was a 2nd-century Roman general who became a Christian after seeing a vision of a cross between the antlers of a stag he was hunting. He was burned to death for refusing to worship the Roman gods and is now regarded as the patron saint of hunters. Due to him, this name was common in England during the Middle Ages, though it is presently rare.
EUSTACHEmFrench
French form of Eustachius or Eustathius (see EUSTACE).
EUSTACHIOmItalian
Italian form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
EUSTACHIUSmLate Roman
Possibly from the Greek name EUSTACHYS or from the same source. This (or Eustathius) is the Latin name of Saint Eustace.
EUSTACHYmPolish (Archaic)
Polish form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
EUSTACHYSmAncient Greek
Means "fruitful" in Greek. It is ultimately from ευ (eu) "good" and σταχυς (stachus) "ear of corn".
EUSTÁQUIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
EUSTAQUIOmSpanish
Spanish form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
EUSTATHIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ευσταθιος (Eustathios), derived from the Greek word ευσταθης (eustathes) meaning "well-built, stable". It is ultimately from ευ (eu) "good" and ‘ιστημι (histemi) "to stand, to set up". This was the name of a few early saints, including the 2nd-century martyr also known as Eustachius (see Eustace).
EUSTORGIOmItalian
From Eustorgius, the Latin form of the Greek name Ευστοργιος (Eustorgios), which was from the word ευστοργος (eustorgos) meaning "content", a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and στεργω (stergo) "to love, to be content". Saint Eustorgius was a 6th-century bishop of Milan.
EUSTORGIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Eustorgios (see EUSTORGIO).
EUTHYMIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευθυμιος (Euthymios) which meant "in good spirits", derived from the word ευθυμος (euthymos), which was composed of the elements ευ (eu) "good" and θυμος (thymos) "soul, spirit". This was the name of several early saints.
EUTÍMIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of EUTHYMIUS.
EUTIMIOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EUTHYMIUS.
EUTROPIOmSpanish
Spanish form of EUTROPIUS.
EUTROPIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευτροπιος (Eutropios), which was derived from the word ευτροπος (eutropos) "versatile", formed of the elements ευ (eu) "good" and τροπος (tropos) "direction, manner, fashion".
EUTYCHIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευτυχιος (Eutychios), a variant of Eutychos (see EUTYCHUS). This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
EUTYCHUSmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευτυχος (Eutychos), which was derived from Greek ευτυχης (eutyches) "fortunate". The word was formed of the elements ευ (eu) "good" and τυχη (tyche) "chance, luck, fortune". In the New Testament this is the name of a young man who went to sleep while Paul was preaching and fell from the third story of the building. He was believed to be dead, but later turned out to be alive.