Masculine Names

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EERO m Finnish
Finnish form of ERIC. A famous bearer was the architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961).
EETU m Finnish
Finnish form of EDWARD.
EFE (1) m Turkish
Means "older brother, brave" in Turkish.
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.
EFISIO m Italian
From the Latin byname Ephesius, which originally belonged to a person who was from the city of Ephesus in Ionia. This was the name of a saint martyred on Sardinia in the 4th century.
EFRAÍN m Spanish
Spanish form of EPHRAIM.
EFSTATHIOS m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of EUSTATHIOS.
EFTHIMIOS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθυμιος (see EFTHYMIOS).
EFTHYMIOS m Greek
Modern Greek form of EUTHYMIUS.
EGBERT m English, Dutch
Means "bright edge" from the Old English elements ecg "edge of a sword" and beorht "bright". This was the name of kings of Kent and Wessex as well as two English saints. The name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest but was revived in the 19th century.
EGEMEN m Turkish
Means "dominant" in Turkish.
EGIDIJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Aegidius (see GILES).
EGÍDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aegidius (see GILES).
EGIDIO m Italian
Italian form of Aegidius (see GILES).
EGIL m Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From the Old Norse name Egill, a diminutive of names that began with the element agi "awe, terror". This was the name of a semi-legendary Icelandic warrior.
EGILHARD m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements agil "edge of a sword" and hard "brave, hardy".
EGILL m Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of EGIL.
EGINO m Ancient Germanic
Older form of EGON.
EGNATIUS m Ancient Roman
Earlier form of IGNATIUS.
EGON m German
Derived from the Germanic element ag, which means "edge of a sword".
EGUZKI m Basque
Means "sun" in Basque.
EHECATL m Aztec and Toltec Mythology, Native American, Nahuatl
Means "wind" in Nahuatl. Ehecatl was the name of the Aztec wind god.
EHMET m Uyghur
Uyghur form of AHMAD.
EHSAN m & f Persian
Persian form of IHSAN.
EHUD m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Meaning unknown, possibly related to Hebrew אֶחָד ('echad) meaning "one". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the biblical judges. He killed Eglon, the king of Moab, and freed the city of Jericho from Moabite rule.
ÉIBHEAR m Irish, Irish Mythology
Meaning unknown. According to Irish legend this name belonged to two of the sons of Míl, Éibhear Dunn and Éibhear Finn, the first of the Gaels to conquer Ireland.
ÉIBHIR m Irish
Variant of ÉIBHEAR.
EIDEARD m Scottish
Scottish form of EDWARD.
EIFION m Welsh
Meaning unknown. This was an old Welsh name that was revived in the 19th century.
EIKE m & f German
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element ag "edge".
EILEIFR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ELOF.
EILERT m Frisian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Frisian and Scandinavian form of EGILHARD.
EIMANTAS m Lithuanian
From the Baltic elements ei- "to go" and mantus "intelligent".
ÉIMHÍN m Irish
Possibly means "swift, prompt" in Irish Gaelic.
EINAR m Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish, Danish, Estonian
From the Old Norse name Einarr, derived from the elements ein "one, alone" and arr "warrior". This name shares the same roots as einherjar, the word for the slain warriors in Valhalla.
EINARR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of EINAR.
EINĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of EINAR.
EINDRIDE m Norwegian
Derived from the Old Norse name Eindriði, possibly from the elements ein "one, alone" and ríða "to ride".
EINION m Welsh
Probably from the Latin name Ennianus, a derivative of Ennius (see ENNIO). It is also a modern Welsh word meaning "anvil". This was the name of a 5th-century Welsh king who is considered a saint in some Christian traditions.
EINO m Finnish
Meaning unknown, possibly a Finnish form of a Scandinavian name.
EINRÍ m Irish
Irish form of HENRY.
EIRAN m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ERAN.
EIRIAN f & m Welsh
Means "bright, beautiful" in Welsh.
EIRIK m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Eiríkr (see ERIC).
EIRÍKR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ERIC.
EIRÍKUR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Eiríkr (see ERIC).
EITAN m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ETHAN.
EIVIND m Norwegian
Variant of ØYVIND.
EIŽENS m Latvian
Latvian form of Eugenius (see EUGENE).
EJDER m Turkish
Means "dragon" in Turkish, of Persian origin.
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.
EJVIND m Danish
Danish form of ØYVIND.
EKA (1) m & f Indonesian
Means "one, first" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit एक (eka).
EKAIN m Basque
Means "June (the month)" in Basque.
EKAITZ m Basque
Means "storm" in Basque.
EKBER m Turkish
Turkish form of AKBAR.
EKENE m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "praise, thanks" in Igbo.
EKENEDILICHUKWU m & f Western African, Igbo
Means "all praise to God" in Igbo.
EKEWAKA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of EDWARD.
EKİN f & m Turkish
Means "harvest, culture" in Turkish.
EKKEBERT m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ECKBERT.
EKKEHARD m German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ag "edge" and hard "brave, hardy".
EKO m & f Indonesian, Javanese
Javanese form of EKA (1).
EKREM m Turkish
Turkish form of AKRAM.
EKUNDAYO f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "sorrow becomes joy" in Yoruba.
EKWUEME m Western African, Igbo
Means "he says, he does" in Igbo.
EL m Semitic Mythology
From a Semitic root meaning "god". This was a title applied to several Semitic gods. The Canaanites used it as the name of their chief deity, the father of the gods and mankind. The Hebrews used it to refer to Yahweh.
ELADIO m Spanish
Spanish form of HELLADIUS.
ELAH m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "terebinth tree" in Hebrew. This was the name of the fourth king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. He was murdered by Zimri, who succeeded him.
ELAM m Biblical
Possibly means either "hidden" or "eternity" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament, including a son of Shem who was the ancestor of the Elamite peoples.
ELAZAR m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of ELEAZAR.
ELBERT m Dutch
Dutch variant of ADELBERT.
ELCHIN m Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani ELÇIN.
ELÇIN m Azerbaijani
Possibly means "ambassador" in Azerbaijani.
ELDAD m Biblical
Means "God has loved" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is one of the two elders who prophesizes in the Israelite camp.
ELDAR m Azerbaijani
From Turkic el meaning "country, society" combined with the Persian suffix دار (dar) meaning "possessor".
ELDER m Portuguese
Variant of HÉLDER.
ELDON m English
From a surname that was from a place name meaning "Ella's hill" in Old English.
ELDRED m English
From an English surname that was derived from EALDRÆD.
ELEAZAR m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אֶלְעָזָר ('El'azar) meaning "my God has helped". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the sons of Aaron.
ELEFTHERIOS m Greek
Modern Greek form of Eleutherios (see ELEUTHERIUS).
ELEK m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ALEXIS.
ELEMÉR m Hungarian
Old Hungarian name of unknown meaning.
ELEUTÉRIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ELEUTHERIUS.
ELEUTERIO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of ELEUTHERIUS.
ELEUTHERIOS m Late Greek
Ancient Greek form of ELEUTHERIUS.
ELEUTHERIUS m Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ελευθεριος (Eleutherios), which meant "free". This was the name of a 2nd-century pope, as well as several saints.
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. Because of the misdeeds of his sons, Eli and his descendants were cursed to die before reaching old age.... [more]
ELI (2) m Hebrew
Means "my God" in Hebrew.
ELIA m Italian
Italian form of ELIJAH.
ELIAKIM m Biblical
Means "God rises" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the master of Hezekiah's household.
ELIÁN m Various
In the case of Elian Gonzalez it is a combination of ELIZABETH and JUAN (1), the names of his parents.
ELIAN m & f Dutch
Dutch variant of names beginning with Eli, such as ELIJAH or ELISABETH.
ÉLIÁS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ELIJAH.
ELÍAS m Spanish, Icelandic
Spanish and Icelandic form of ELIJAH.
ELIÁŠ m Czech
Czech form of ELIJAH.
ELIAS m Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Dutch, Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ELIJAH used in several languages. This is the form used in the Greek New Testament.
ELIASZ m Polish
Polish form of ELIJAH.
ÉLIE m French
French form of ELIJAH.
'ELI'EZER m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ELIEZER.
ELIEZER m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Hebrew אֱלִיעֶזֶר ('Eli'ezer) meaning "my God is help". In the Old Testament this is the name of both a servant of Abraham and one of the sons of Moses (see Exodus 18:4 for an explanation of the significance of the name).
ELIGIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ELIGIUS.
ELIGIUS m Late Roman
Late Latin name derived from Latin eligere "to choose". The 7th-century Saint Eligius is the patron saint of metalworkers.
ELIGIUSZ m Polish
Polish form of ELIGIUS.
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", derived from the elements אֵל ('el) and יָה (yah), both referring to the Hebrew God. Elijah was a Hebrew prophet and miracle worker, as told in the two Books of Kings in the Old Testament. He was active in the 9th century BC during the reign of King Ahab of Israel and his Phoenician-born queen Jezebel. Elijah confronted the king and queen over their idolatry of the Canaanite god Ba'al and other wicked deeds. At the end of his life he was carried to heaven in a chariot of fire, and was succeeded by Elisha. In the New Testament, Elijah and Moses appear next to Jesus when he is transfigured.... [more]
ELIJAS m Lithuanian (Rare)
Lithuanian form of ELIJAH.
ELIL m Semitic Mythology
Akkadian form of ENLIL.
ELIO m Italian
Italian form of AELIUS or HELIOS.
ELIODORO m Italian
Italian form of HELIODORO.
ELIOENAI m Biblical
Means "my eyes look to God" in Hebrew. This was the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
ELIOR m Hebrew
Means "my God is my light" in Hebrew.
ELIOT m English
From a surname that 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'. As a given name, it was borne by the American mob-buster Eliot Ness (1903-1957).
ELIOTT m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of ELLIOTT.
ELIOU m Biblical Greek
Form of ELIJAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ELIOUD m Biblical Greek
Greek form of ELIUD.
ELIPHALET m Biblical
Variant of ELIPHELET used in some versions of the Old Testament to refer to the son of David.
ELIPHELET m Biblical
Means "God is release" in Hebrew. This is the name of several people in the Old Testament including a son of David.
ELIS m Swedish, Medieval English
Swedish variant of ELIAS, as well as the Medieval English form.
ELISAIE m Biblical Greek
Form of ELISHA used in the Greek Old Testament.
ELISEDD m Ancient Celtic
Derived from Welsh elus meaning "kind". This was the name of two kings of Powys in Wales.
ELISEO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ELISHA.
ELISEUS m Biblical Latin
Latin form of ELISHA.
ELISHA m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אֱלִישַׁע ('Elisha'), a contracted form of אֱלִישׁוּעַ ('Elishu'a) meaning "my God is salvation". According to the Old Testament, Elisha was a prophet and miracle worker. He was the attendant of Elijah and succeeded him after his ascension to heaven.
ELISHUA m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew אֱלִישׁוּעַ ('Elishu'a), an extended form of אֱלִישַׁע (see ELISHA). In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of King David.
ELISIE m Macedonian
Macedonian form of ELISHA.
ELIUD m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Eastern African
From a Greek form of a Hebrew name meaning "God is grandeur". The Gospel of Matthew lists him as an ancestor of Jesus. This name is popular in Kenya.
ELIYA m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew variant form of ELIJAH.
ELIYAHU m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ELIJAH.
ELIYYAHU m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ELIJAH.
ELJAS m Finnish
Finnish form of ELIJAH.
ELKAN m Hebrew
Variant of ELKANAH.
ELKANAH m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has purchased" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Samuel.
ELLANHER m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements aljan "strength, power" and hari "army, warrior".
ELLAR m Scottish
Anglicized form of EALAIR.
ELLERY m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from the medieval masculine name HILARY.
ELLIL m Semitic Mythology
Akkadian form of ENLIL.
ELLIOT m English
From a surname that was a variant of ELLIOTT.
ELLIOTT m English
From an English surname that was derived from a diminutive of the medieval name ELIAS.
ELLIS (1) m & f English
From an English surname that was derived from the given name ELIJAH.
ELLIS (2) m Welsh
Anglicized form of ELISEDD.
ELMAR m German
Descended from various Germanic names such as Agilmar, which was derived from the elements agil "edge (of a sword), blade" and mari "famous".
ELMĀRS m Latvian
Latvian form of ELMAR.
ELMER m English
From a surname that 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. 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.
ELNATHAN m Biblical
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.
ELNUR m Azerbaijani
Means "light of the people" in Azerbaijani, ultimately derived from Turkic el "country, society" and Arabic نور (nur) "light".
ELOF m Swedish
From the Old Norse name Eileifr, which was derived from the elements ei "ever, always" and leifr "descendant, heir".
ÉLOI m French
French form of ELIGIUS.
ELOI m Catalan
Catalan form of ELIGIUS.
ELON m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament this was the name of one of the ruling judges of the Israelites.
ELOUAN m Breton, 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.
ELOV m Swedish
Variant of ELOF.
ELOY m Spanish
Spanish form of ELIGIUS.
ELPÍDIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of ELPIDIUS.
ELPIDIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ELPIDIUS.
ELPIDIOS m Late Greek
Greek form of ELPIDIUS.
ELPIDIUS m Late 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.
ELRIC m Medieval English
Middle English form of either of the Old English names ÆLFRIC or ÆÐELRIC. Both were rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
ELROND m Literature
Means "star dome" in Sindarin. In 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Elrond was the elven ruler of Rivendell.
ELROY m English
Altered form of LEROY, using the Spanish definite article el as opposed to the French le.
ELSDON m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "Elli's valley" in Old English.
ELTON m English
From a surname that 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).
ELUF m Danish
Danish form of ELOF.
ELVAN f & m Turkish
Means "colours" in Turkish.
ELVAR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of ALVAR.
ELVIN m English
Variant of ALVIN.
ELVIS m English
Meaning unknown. It could possibly be a derivative of ALVIS or ELWIN. More likely, it is from the rare surname Elvis, a variant of Elwes, 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.... [more]
ELWIN m English
Variant of ALVIN.
ELWOOD m English
From an English surname that 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).
EMANOIL m Romanian
Romanian variant form of EMMANUEL.
EMÁNUEL m Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of EMMANUEL.
EMANUELE m Italian
Italian form of EMMANUEL.
EMANUIL m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of EMMANUEL.
EMEKA m Western African, Igbo
Means "great deeds" in Igbo. It also functions as a short form of CHUKWUEMEKA.
EMEM m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "peace" in Ibibio.
EMERENS m Dutch
Dutch form of EMERENTIUS.
EMERENTIUS m Late Roman
Derived from Latin emereo meaning "to fully deserve".
ÉMERIC m French
French form of EMMERICH.
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. 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.
EMIDIO m Italian
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.
EMIEL m Dutch
Dutch form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMIGDIO m Spanish
Spanish form of Emygdius (see EMIDIO).
EMIL m Swedish, 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".
ÉMILE m French
French form of Aemilius (see EMIL). This name was borne by French author Émile Zola (1840-1902).
EMILIAN m Romanian, Polish
Romanian and Polish form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMILIANO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of the Roman cognomen Aemilianus, which was itself derived from the family name Aemilius (see EMIL).
ÉMILIEN m French
French form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMÍLIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIOS m Greek
Greek form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMĪLS m Latvian
Latvian form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMİN m Turkish
Turkish form of AMIN.
EMİR m Turkish
Turkish form of AMIR (1).
EMIR m Bosnian
Bosnian form of AMIR (1).
EMİRHAN m Turkish
Derived from Turkish emir "amir, prince" and han "khan, ruler, leader".
EMLYN m Welsh
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).
EMMANOUEL m Biblical Greek
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Greek Bible.
EMMANOUIL m Greek
Greek form of EMMANUEL.
EMMANUEL m Biblical, 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).
EMMANUHEL m Biblical Latin
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Latin Bible.
EMMERICH m German, 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.
EMMET m English
Variant of EMMETT. It is used in Ireland in honour of the nationalist and rebel Robert Emmet (1778-1803).
EMMETT m English
From an English surname that was derived from a diminutive of the feminine given name EMMA.
EMORY m English
Variant of EMERY.
EMRAH m Turkish, Bosnian
Possibly a variant of EMRE.
EMRE m Turkish
Means "friend, brother" in Turkish. This name was borne by the 13th-century Turkish poet Yunus Emre.
EMRYS m Welsh
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.
EMYGDIUS m Late Roman
Latin form of EMIDIO.
EMYR m Welsh
Means "king, lord" in Welsh.
ENDA m Irish
Anglicized form of ÉNNA.
ENDER m Turkish
Means "very rare" in Turkish.
ENDIKA m Basque
Basque form of HENRY.
ENDRE (1) m Hungarian
Possibly a Hungarian form of ANDREW, though it may in fact originate from a pre-Christian source.
ENDRE (2) m Norwegian
Norwegian short form of EINDRIDE.
ENDRIT m Albanian
From Albanian dritë meaning "light".
ENDYMION m Greek 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.
ENEA m Italian
Italian form of AENEAS.
ENÉAS m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of AENEAS.
ENEJ m Slovene
Slovene form of AENEAS.
ENEKO m Basque
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.
ENES m Turkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ANIS.
ENFYS m & f Welsh
Means "rainbow" in Welsh.
ENGEL m German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Originally this was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element angil, referring to the Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles. Since the Middle Ages it has been firmly associated with the German word engel meaning "angel".
ENGELBERT m German, 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.
ENGİN m Turkish
Means "vast" in Turkish.
ENGUERRAND m Medieval 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.
ENIOLA f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "person of wealth" in Yoruba.
ENİS m Turkish
Turkish form of ANIS.
ENIS m Bosnian
Bosnian form of ANIS.
ENITAN m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "person with a story, storied person" in Yoruba.
ENKI m Sumerian 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.
ENLIL m Sumerian 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.
ÉNNA m Irish
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.
ENNIO m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Ennius, which is of unknown meaning. Quintus Ennius was an early Roman poet.
ENNIS m English
From an Irish surname that was derived from Gaelic inis meaning "island".
ENNIUS m Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of ENNIO.
ENOBARBUS m Literature
Form of AHENOBARBUS used by Shakespeare in his play 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606).
ENOCH m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name חֲנוֹך (Chanokh) meaning "dedicated". In Genesis in the Old Testament this is the name of the son of Cain. It is also the name of a son of Jared and the father of Methuselah, who was the supposed author of the apocryphal Books of Enoch.
ENOK m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of ENOCH.
ENOS m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ENOSH used in many versions of the Old Testament.
ENOSH m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "man, person, mortal" in Hebrew. He was a son of Seth and a grandson of Adam in the genealogies in Genesis in the Old Testament.
ENRIC m Catalan
Catalan form of HENRY.
ENRICO m Italian
Italian form of HENRY. Enrico Fermi (1901-1954) was an Italian physicist who did work on the development of the nuclear bomb.
ENRIQUE m Spanish
Spanish form of HENRY.
ENSIO m Finnish
Derived from Finnish ensi "first".
ENU m & f Western African, Akan
Means "fifth born child" in Akan.
ENVER m Turkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ANWAR.
ENYINNAYA m Western African, Igbo
Means "his father's friend" in Igbo.
ENZO m Italian
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.
EOFORWINE m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eofor "boar" and wine "friend". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
EOGHAN m Irish, 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.
EOIN m Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of JOHN.
EPAPHRAS m Biblical, 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.
EPAPHRODITOS m Ancient Greek
Means "lovely, charming", derived from Greek επι (epi) "on" combined with the name of the Greek love goddess APHRODITE.
EPHESIUS m Late Roman
Latin form of EFISIO.
EPHRAIM m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אֶפְרָיִם ('Efrayim) meaning "fruitful". In the Old Testament Ephraim is a son of Joseph and Asenath and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
EPIFANIO m Spanish, 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.
EPIKTETOS m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name meaning "newly acquired". This was the name of a 1st-century Greek stoic philosopher.
EPIMETHEUS m Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek επιμηθεια (epimetheia) meaning "hindsight, hindthought". In Greek mythology he was a Titan, the brother of the god of forethought Prometheus.
EPIPHANES m Ancient 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.
EPIPHANIUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Epiphanios (see EPIFANIO).
ERAN m Biblical
Means "watchful, vigilant" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a grandson of Ephraim.
ERASMO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ERASMUS.
ERASMOS m Ancient Greek
Greek form of ERASMUS.
ERASMUS m Late 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.
ERASTUS m Biblical, 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.
ERASYL m Kazakh
Means "noble hero" in Kazakh.
ERAZEM m Slovene
Slovene form of ERASMUS.
ERCAN m Turkish
From Turkish er meaning "brave man" and can meaning "soul, life".
ERCANBALD m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ARCHIBALD.
ERCOLE m Italian
Italian form of HERCULES.
ERCWLFF m Welsh
Welsh form of HERCULES.
ERDEM m Turkish
Means "virtue" in Turkish.
ERDMANN m German
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.
ERDOĞAN m Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and doğan "falcon".
EREBOS m Greek Mythology
Greek form of EREBUS.
EREBUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek Ερεβος (Erebos), which means "nether darkness". Erebus was the personification of the primordial darkness in Greek mythology.