Masculine Names

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DZHOKHAR m Chechen
Possibly from Persian گوهر (gohar) meaning "jewel, essence" or جوهر (johar) meaning "essence, ink" (which comes from the same root, but via a loan to Arabic and retransmission to Persian).
DZIANIS m Belarusian
Belarusian form of DENIS.
DZMITRY m Belarusian
Belarusian form of DEMETRIUS.
DZVEZDAN m Macedonian
Masculine form of DZVEZDA.
DZVONIMIR m Macedonian
Macedonian form of ZVONIMIR.
DZVONKO m Macedonian
Diminutive of DZVONIMIR.
EA (1) m Semitic Mythology
Meaning unknown, perhaps from Sumerian meaning "house of water", or perhaps of Akkadian or Hurrian origin. This was the Akkadian, Assyrian, Hurrian and Babylonian name of the Sumerian water god Enki.
EACHANN m Scottish, Irish
Means "brown horse" from Gaelic each "horse" and donn "brown". It was sometimes Anglicized as Hector.
EADBERHT m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and beorht "bright". This was the name of an 8th-century king of Northumbria and three kings of Kent.
EADBHÁRD m Irish
Irish form of EDWARD.
EADGAR m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDGAR.
EADMUND m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDMUND.
EADRIC m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDRIC.
EADWALD m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and weald "power, ruler". This was the name of an 8th-century king of East Anglia.
EADWEARD m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDWARD.
EADWIG m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wig "war". This was the name of a Saxon king of England in the 10th century. The name fell out of use after the Norman Conquest.
EADWINE m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EDWIN.
EADWULF m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wulf "wolf". This name fell out of use after the Norman Conquest.
EALAIR m Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of HILARY.
EALDRÆD m Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements eald "old" and ræd "counsel". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
EALDWINE m Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements eald "old" and wine "friend". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
EALHHERE m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ealh "temple" and here "army".
EALHSTAN m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element ealh "temple" combined with stan "stone".
ÉAMON m Irish
Variant of ÉAMONN. This name was borne by American-born Irish president Éamon de Valera (1882-1975), whose birth name was Edward.
EAMON m Irish
Variant of ÉAMONN.
ÉAMONN m Irish
Irish form of EDMUND.
EAN m Manx
Manx form of JOHN.
ÉANNA m Irish
Variant of ÉNNA.
EANRAIG m Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of HENRY.
EARDWULF m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element eard "land" combined with wulf "wolf".
EARL m English
From the aristocratic title, which derives from Old English eorl "nobleman, warrior". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
EARLE m English
Variant of EARL.
EARNEST m English
Variant of ERNEST influenced by the spelling of the English word earnest.
EASTMUND m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of ESMOND.
EASTON m English (Modern)
From an English surname that was derived from place names meaning "east town" in Old English.
EBBE m Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German (Rare)
Diminutive of EBERHARD and other names beginning with the Germanic element ebur meaning "wild boar". In Scandinavia it is also a diminutive of ESBEN.
'EBDULLA m Kurdish
Kurdish form of ABD ALLAH.
EBEN m English
Short form of EBENEZER.
EBENEZER m Biblical
Means "stone of help" in Hebrew. This was the name of a monument erected by Samuel in the Old Testament. Charles Dickens used it for the miserly character Ebenezer Scrooge in his novel A Christmas Carol (1843).
ÉBER m Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of ÉIBHEAR.
EBERARDO m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of EVERARD.
EBERHARD m German, Ancient Germanic
German form of EVERARD. This name was borne by a 9th-century Duke of Friuli.
EBRAHIM m Persian, Arabic
Persian form of ABRAHAM. It is also an alternate transcription of Arabic إبراهيم (see IBRAHIM).
EBRAR f & m Turkish
Turkish form of ABRAR.
EBRIMA m Western African
Form of IBRAHIM used in western Africa (Gambia).
EBU BEKİR m Turkish
Turkish form of ABU BAKR.
EBUBEKİR m Turkish
Turkish form of ABU BAKR.
EBURWIN m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic cognate of EOFORWINE.
ECGBERHT m Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of EGBERT.
ECKART m German
Variant of EKKEHARD.
ECKBERT m German (Rare)
German cognate of EGBERT.
ECKEHARD m German
Variant of EKKEHARD.
ECKHARD m German
Variant of EKKEHARD.
ECKHART m German
Variant of EKKEHARD.
ED m English, Dutch
Short form of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.
EDAN m Irish, Scottish
Variant of AIDAN.
EDDIE m & f English
Diminutive of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.
EDDY m English, Dutch
Diminutive of EDWARD, EDMUND, and other names beginning with Ed.
EDE m Hungarian
Diminutive of EDVÁRD or EDUÁRD.
EDELMIRO m Spanish
Spanish 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.
EDER (1) m Biblical
Means "flock" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Beriah in the Old Testament.
EDER (2) m Basque
Means "handsome, beautiful" in Basque.
ÉDGAR m Spanish
Spanish form of EDGAR.
EDGAR m English, French, Portuguese, German
Derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gar "spear". This was the name of a 10th-century English king, Edgar the Peaceful. The name did not survive long after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived in the 18th century, in part due to a character by this name in Sir Walter Scott's novel The Bride of Lammermoor (1819), which tells of the tragic love between Edgar Ravenswood and Lucy Ashton. Famous bearers include author and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), French impressionist painter Edgar Degas (1834-1917), and author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950).
EDGARAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of EDGAR.
EDGARD m French
French variant of EDGAR.
EDGARDO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EDGAR.
EDGARS m Latvian
Latvian form of EDGAR.
EDI m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene diminutive of EDVARD and a Croatian diminutive of EDUARD.
EDIJS m Latvian
Diminutive of EDGARS, EDUARDS or EDMUNDS.
EDISON m English
From an English surname that meant either "son of EDA (2)" or "son of ADAM". A famous bearer of the surname was the inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931).
EDİZ m Turkish
Means "high" in Turkish.
EDMAO m Limburgish
Limburgish form of EDMUND. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Edmond.
EDMÉ m French (Archaic)
Short form of EDMOND.
EDMOND m French
French form of EDMUND. A notable bearer was the English astronomer Edmond Halley (1656-1742), for whom Halley's comet is named.
EDMONDO m Italian
Italian form of EDMUND.
EDMUND m English, German, Polish
Means "rich protection", from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and mund "protection". This was the name of two Anglo-Saxon kings of England. It was also borne by two saints, including a 9th-century king of East Anglia who, according to tradition, was shot to death with arrows after refusing to divide his Christian kingdom with an invading pagan Danish leader. This Old English name remained in use after the Norman Conquest (even being used by King Henry III for one of his sons), though it became less common after the 15th century.... [more]
EDMUNDAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of EDMUND.
EDMUNDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EDMUND.
EDMUNDS m Latvian
Latvian form of EDMUND.
EDOARDO m Italian
Italian form of EDWARD.
EDOM m Biblical
From Hebrew אָדֹם ('adom) meaning "red". According to the Old Testament, Esau, who is described as having red skin, was given this name because he traded his birthright for a helping of red broth. The bible goes on to tell that Esau was the founder of the ancient nation of Edom, located to the south of the kingdom of Judah.
EDORTA m Basque
Basque form of EDWARD.
ÉDOUARD m French
French form of EDWARD.
EDRIC m English (Rare)
From the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and ric "ruler". After the Norman Conquest this Old English name was not commonly used. It has occasionally been revived in modern times.
EDSEL m Various
Variant of ETZEL notably borne by Edsel Ford (1893-1943), the son of the American industrialist Henry Ford.
EDU m Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of EDUARDO.
EDUÁRD m Hungarian
Hungarian form of EDWARD.
EDUARDO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EDWARD.
EDUARDS m Latvian
Latvian form of EDWARD.
EDUR m Basque (Rare)
Masculine form of EDURNE.
EDVALDO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Possibly a Portuguese form of EADWALD.
EDVÁRD m Hungarian
Hungarian form of EDWARD.
EDVARD m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Czech, Armenian
Form of EDWARD in several languages.
EDVARDS m Latvian
Latvian variant form of EDWARD.
EDVIN m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian
Scandinavian, Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian form of EDWIN.
EDVĪNS m Latvian
Latvian form of EDWIN.
EDWARD m English, Polish
Means "rich guard", derived from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and weard "guard". This was the name of several Anglo-Saxon kings, the last being Saint Edward the Confessor shortly before the Norman Conquest in the 11th century. He was known as a just ruler, and because of his popularity his name remained in use after the conquest when most other Old English names were replaced by Norman ones. The 13th-century Plantagenet king Henry III named his son and successor after the saint, and seven subsequent kings of England were also named Edward.... [more]
EDWIN m English, Dutch
Means "rich friend", from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wine "friend". This was the name of a 7th-century Northumbrian king, regarded as a saint. After the Norman Conquest the name was not popular, but it was eventually revived in the 19th century. A notable bearer was the astronaut Edwin Aldrin (1930-), also known as Buzz, the second man to walk on the moon.
EEF m & f Dutch
Short form of names beginning with Ev, such as EVA or EVERT.
EELI m Finnish
Finnish form of ELI (1).
EELIS m Finnish
Finnish form of ELIJAH.
EEMELI m Finnish
Finnish form of EMIL.
EEMI m Finnish
Finnish variant form of EMIL.
EEMIL m Finnish
Finnish form of EMIL.
EERIK m Finnish
Finnish form of ERIC.
EERIKKI m Finnish
Finnish form of ERIC.
EERO m Finnish
Finnish form of ERIC. A famous bearer was the architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961).
EESA m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic عيسى (see ISA (1)).
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.
EHMED m Kurdish
Kurdish form of AHMAD.
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.
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 cognate of EGBERT.
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, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Georgian
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.
ELDOR m Uzbek
Uzbek form of ELDAR.
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.
'ELÎ m Kurdish
Kurdish form of ALI (1).
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 also 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.
ELLINGTON f & m English (Rare)
Derived from the English surname ELLINGTON.
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 meaning "country, society" and Arabic نور (nur) meaning "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) meaning "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.
ELŞAD m Azerbaijani
From Turkic el meaning "country, society" combined with Azerbaijani şad meaning "happy, glad" (from Persian شاد).
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).
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