Masculine Names

gender
usage
DORU m Romanian
Derived from Romanian dor meaning "longing".
DORUK m Turkish
Means "mountaintop" in Turkish.
DOSITHEOS m Late Greek
From Greek δόσις (dosis) meaning "giving" and θεός (theos) meaning "god".
DOUG m English
Short form of DOUGLAS.
DOUGAL m Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Dubhghall, which meant "dark stranger" from dubh "dark" and gall "stranger".
DOUGLAS m Scottish, English
Anglicized form of the Scottish surname Dubhghlas, meaning "dark river" from Gaelic dubh "dark" and glais "water, river" (an archaic word related to glas "grey, green"). Douglas was originally a place name (for example, a tributary of the River Clyde), which then became a Scottish clan name borne by a powerful line of earls. It has been used as a given name since the 16th century.
DOV m Hebrew
Means "bear" in Hebrew.
DOVID m Yiddish
Yiddish form of DAVID.
DOVYDAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of DAVID.
DOYLE m Irish
From an Irish surname that was derived from Ó Dubhghaill meaning "descendant of Dubhghall" (see DOUGAL). Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.
DO-YUN m Korean
From Sino-Korean (do) meaning "path, road, way" and (yun) meaning "allow, consent", as well as other hanja character combinations.
DRACO m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Δράκων (Drakon), which meant "dragon, serpent". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Athenian legislator. This is also the name of a constellation in the northern sky.
DRAGAN m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAGIŠA m Serbian
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAGO m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious". It is also a short form of other Slavic names beginning with that element.
DRAGOLJUB m Serbian, Croatian
From the Slavic elements dragu meaning "precious" and lyuby meaning "love". This is also the Serbian and Croatian word for the flowering plant nasturtium (species Tropaeolum majus).
DRAGOMIR m Serbian, Croatian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious" combined with miru meaning "peace, world".
DRAGOS m Romanian
Variant of DRAGOȘ.
DRAGOȘ m Romanian
Originally a short form of Slavic names beginning with the element dragu meaning "precious", such as DRAGOMIR. This was the name of a 14th-century ruler of Moldavia.
DRAGOSLAV m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements dragu meaning "precious" and slava meaning "glory".
DRAGUTIN m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAHOMÍR m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOMIR.
DRAHOSLAV m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of DRAGOSLAV.
DRAKE m English
From an English surname derived from the Old Norse byname Draki or the Old English byname Draca both meaning "dragon", both via Latin from Greek δράκων (drakon) meaning "dragon, serpent". This name coincides with the unrelated English word drake meaning "male duck".
DRAKON m Ancient Greek
Greek form of DRACO.
DRAŠKO m Serbian, Croatian
Diminutive of names containing the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAVEN m Popular Culture
From a surname (of unknown meaning) that was used in the movie The Crow (1994).
DRAŽA m Serbian
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAŽEN m Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious".
DRAZHAN m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of DRAŽEN.
DRE m English
Short form of ANDRE.
DREN m Albanian
From Albanian dre meaning "deer".
DREW m English
Short form of ANDREW.
DRIES m Dutch
Short form of ANDRIES.
DRISCOLL m English (Rare), Irish
From an Irish surname that was an Anglicized form of Ó Eidirsceóil meaning "descendant of the messenger".
DROGO m English (Archaic)
Norman name, possibly derived from Gothic dragen meaning "to carry" or Saxon drog meaning "ghost". Alternatively, it could be from the Slavic element dragu meaning "precious, dear". The Normans introduced this name to England.
DROR m Hebrew
Means "freedom" or "sparrow" in Hebrew.
DRUMMOND m English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from various place names, themselves derived from Gaelic druim meaning "ridge".
DRUPADA m Hinduism
Means "wooden pillar" or "firm footed" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata this is the name of a king of Panchala, the father of Draupadi and Dhrishtadyumna.
DRUST m Ancient Celtic
Pictish name probably derived from Celtic drest meaning "riot" or "tumult". This name was borne by several kings of the Picts, including their last king Drust X, who ruled in the 9th century.
DRUSTAN m Ancient Celtic
Older form of TRISTAN. This name was borne by a 7th-century Scottish saint.
DRUSUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name, also sometimes used as a praenomen, or given name, by the Claudia family. Apparently the name was first assumed by a Roman warrior who killed a Gallic chieftain named Drausus in single combat. Drausus possibly derives from a Celtic element meaning "strong".
DRYSTAN m Welsh
Welsh form of TRISTAN.
DU m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
DUANE m English, Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Dubhán meaning "descendant of DUBHÁN".
DUARTE m Portuguese
Portuguese form of EDWARD. This name was borne by a 15th-century king of Portugal, who was named after his maternal ancestor Edward III of England.
DUBAKU m & f Western African, Akan
Means "eleventh born child" in Akan.
DUBHÁN m Irish
Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" combined with a diminutive suffix.
DUBHGHALL m Irish, Scottish
Original Gaelic form of DOUGAL.
DUBHGHLAS m Scottish
Original Gaelic form of DOUGLAS.
DUBHSHLÁINE m Ancient Irish
Old Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" and either slán "defiance" or Sláine, the Irish name of the River Slaney.
DUBHTHACH m Ancient Irish
Old Irish name derived from dubh "dark, black" in combination with a second element of unknown meaning.
DUBRAVKO m Croatian, Serbian
From the old Slavic word dubrava meaning "oak grove".
ĐỨC m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (đức) meaning "virtue".
DUDA m & f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO or EDUARDA.
DUDDA m Anglo-Saxon
Old English byname possibly meaning "round".
DUDEL m Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of DAVID.
DUDLEY m English
From a surname that was originally from a place name meaning "Dudda's clearing" in Old English. The surname was borne by a British noble family.
DUDU m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of EDUARDO.
DUFF m Scottish
Derived from Gaelic dubh meaning "dark".
DUGALD m Scottish
Scottish variant of DOUGAL.
DUHA f & m Arabic
Means "morning" in Arabic.
DUILIO m Italian, Spanish
From the Roman name Duilius, which is possibly derived from Latin duellum "war". This was the name of a Roman consul who defeated the Carthaginians in a naval battle.
DUILIUS m Ancient Roman
Latin form of DUILIO.
DUJAM m Croatian (Archaic)
Older Croatian form of DOMNIUS.
DUJE m Croatian
Croatian form of DOMNIUS.
DUKE m English
From the noble title duke, which was originally derived from Latin dux "leader".
DUKVAKHA m Chechen
Means "to live long", derived from Nakh duqa "many" and vakha "to live".
DULF m Limburgish
Limburgish short form of ADOLF.
DUMISANI m Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "praise" in Zulu and Ndebele.
DUMITRU m Romanian
Romanian form of DEMETRIUS.
DUMUZI m Sumerian Mythology
From Sumerian 𒌉 (dumu) meaning "son, child" and 𒍣 (zid) meaning "true, loyal". This was the name of a Sumerian god of shepherds and vegetation, the husband of Inanna. He was said to spend half of each year in the underworld, resulting in the yearly cycle of seasons. He was known to the Semitic peoples of Mesopotamia as Tammuz.
DUNCAN m Scottish, English
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Donnchadh, derived from Gaelic donn "brown" and cath "battle". This was the name of two kings of Scotland, including the one who was featured in Shakespeare's play Macbeth (1606).
DŨNG m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (dũng) meaning "brave".
DUNSTAN m English (Rare), Anglo-Saxon
From the Old English elements dunn "dark" and stan "stone". This name was borne by a 10th-century saint, the archbishop of Canterbury. It was occasionally used in the Middle Ages, though it died out after the 16th century. It was revived by the Tractarian movement in the 19th century.
DƯƠNG m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (dương) meaning "male, virile".
DURAI m Tamil
Means "chief, leader" in Tamil.
DURANS m Late Roman
Original Latin form of DURANTE.
DURANTE m Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Durans, which meant "enduring".
DURGA f & m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
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).
DURK m Frisian
Frisian variant of DIRK.
ĐURO m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of GEORGE.
DURU f & m Turkish
Means "clear, lucid" in Turkish.
DURWARD m English
From an occupational surname meaning "door guard" in Middle English.
DUŠAN m Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from Slavic dusha meaning "soul, spirit".
DUSHYANT m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of DUSHYANTA.
DUSHYANTA m Hinduism
Possibly means "destroyer of evil" in Sanskrit. In Hindu legend this is the name of a king who is the husband of Shakuntala and the father of Bharata.
DUSTIN m English
From an English surname that was derived from the Old Norse given name Þórsteinn (see TORSTEN). The name was popularized by the actor Dustin Hoffman (1937-), who was apparently named after the earlier silent movie star Dustin Farnum (1874-1929).
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.
DUTCH m English
From a nickname given to Americans of German descent. It is related to deutsch, the German word for "German".
DUUK m Dutch (Modern)
Probably a Dutch form of the English word duke, which was originally derived from Latin dux "leader". The equivalent Dutch word is hertog.
DUYGU m & f Turkish
Means "emotion, sensation" in Turkish.
DWAIN m English
Variant of DUANE.
DWAYNE m English
Variant of DUANE.
DWI m & f Indonesian
Means "two, second" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit द्वि (dvi).
DWIGHT m English
From an English surname that was derived from the medieval feminine name Diot, a diminutive of Dionysia, the feminine form of DIONYSIUS. In America it was sometimes given in honour of Yale president Timothy Dwight (1752-1817). A famous bearer was the American president Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969).
DYLAN m Welsh, English, Welsh Mythology
From the Welsh elements dy meaning "great" and llanw meaning "tide, flow". In Welsh mythology Dylan was a god or hero associated with the sea. He was the son of Arianrhod and was accidentally slain by his uncle Govannon.... [more]
DYSON m English (Rare)
From an English surname that meant "son of DYE".
DŽAFER m Bosnian
Bosnian form of JAFAR.
DŽAN m Bosnian
Bosnian form of CAN.
DZHABRAIL m Chechen
Chechen form of GABRIEL.
DZHAMAL m Chechen
Chechen form of JAMAL.
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.
DZIDRIS m Latvian
Masculine form of DZIDRA.
DZINTARS m Latvian
Means "amber" in Latvian.
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.
EDVINAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian 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, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of ERIC.
EERIKKI m Finnish
Finnish form of ERIC.
EERO m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian 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.
EFREM m Russian (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Russian Ефрем (see YEFREM).
EFSTATHIOS m Greek
Modern Greek form of EUSTATHIOS.
EFTHIMIOS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ευθύμιος (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, Indigenous 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".
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