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ELBA f Spanish
Possibly a Spanish variant form of ALBA (3).
ELBERT m Dutch
Dutch variant of ADELBERT.
ELCHIN m Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani ELÇIN.
ELÇIN m Azerbaijani
Possibly means "ambassador" in Azerbaijani.
ELDA f Italian
Italian form of HILDA.
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.
ELEA f English
Short form of ELEANOR. This was also the name of an ancient Italian town (modern Velia) that is well known for being the home of the philosopher Parmenides and his student Zeno of Elea, who was famous for his paradoxes.
ELEANOR f English
From the Old French form of the Occitan name Aliénor. Among the name's earliest bearers was the influential Eleanor of Aquitaine (12th century), who was the queen of Louis VII, the king of France, and later Henry II, the king of England. She was named Aenor after her mother, and was called by the Occitan phrase alia Aenor "the other AENOR" in order to distinguish her from her mother. However, there appear to be examples of bearers prior to Eleanor of Aquitaine. It is not clear whether they were in fact Aenors who were retroactively recorded as having the name Eleanor, or whether there is an alternative explanation for the name's origin.... [more]
ELEANORA f English
Latinate form of ELEANOR.
ELEANORE f English
Variant of ELEANOR.
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.
ELECTRA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ηλεκτρα (Elektra), derived from ηλεκτρον (elektron) meaning "amber". In Greek myth she was the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and the sister of Orestes. She helped her brother kill their mother and her lover Aegisthus in vengeance for Agamemnon's murder. Also in Greek mythology, this name was borne by one of the Pleiades, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
ELEFTHERIA f Greek
Feminine form of ELEFTHERIOS.
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.
ELEN f Welsh
Welsh form of HELEN. This was the name of a 4th-century Welsh saint. It also appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, belonging to a woman who built the roads in Wales.
ELĒNA f Latvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
ELENA f Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, English, Medieval Slavic
Form of HELEN used in various languages, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Елена (see YELENA).
ELENE f Georgian, Sardinian
Georgian and Sardinian form of HELEN.
ELENI f Greek
Modern Greek form of HELEN.
ELENORA f English
Variant of ELEANOR.
ELEONOORA f Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of ELEANOR.
ELEONOR f Swedish
Swedish variant of ELEANOR.
ELEONÓRA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of ELEANOR.
ELÉONORE f French
French form of ELEANOR.
ELEONORE f German
German form of ELEANOR.
ELERI f Welsh
Meaning unknown. In Welsh legend she was the daughter of the chieftain Brychan.
ELETTRA f Italian
Italian form of ELECTRA.
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.
ELFA f Icelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELFLEDA f English (Archaic)
Middle English form of both the Old English names ÆÐELFLÆD and ÆLFFLÆD. These names became rare after the Norman Conquest, but Elfleda was briefly revived in the 19th century.
ELFREDA f English
Middle English form of the Old English name Ælfþryð meaning "elf strength", derived from the element ælf "elf" combined with þryð "strength". Ælfþryð was common amongst Anglo-Saxon nobility, being borne for example by the mother of King Æðelræd the Unready. This name was rare after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived in the 19th century.
ELFRIEDA f English
Variant of ELFREDA.
ELFRIEDE f German
German form of ELFREDA.
ELHAM f Persian
Persian form of ILHAM.
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.
ELI (3) f Spanish, Norwegian, Danish
Spanish, Norwegian and Danish short form of ELISABET or ELIN.
ÈLIA f Catalan
Catalan form of AELIA.
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.
ELIANA (1) f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English (Modern)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ÉLIANE.
ELIANA (2) f Hebrew
Means "my God has answered" in Hebrew.
ÉLIANE f French
Probably from Aeliana, the feminine form of the Roman name Aelianus, which was derived from the Roman family name AELIUS. This was the name of an early saint and martyr.
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.
ELIDI f Various
Meaning unknown, possibly of Greek or Welsh origin. It may have been inspired by the name of the Ηληδα (Ilida) Valley in western Greece.
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).
ELİF f Turkish
Turkish form of Alif, the name of the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, ا. It also means "slender", from the Turkish phrase elif gibi, literally "shaped like elif".
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.
ELIINA f Finnish
Finnish form of HELEN.
ELIISA f Finnish
Finnish short form of ELISABET.
ELIISABET f Estonian
Estonian form of ELIZABETH.
ELIJA f Lithuanian (Modern)
Lithuanian feminine form of ELIJAH.
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.
ELIKAPEKA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ELIZABETH.
ELIL m Semitic Mythology
Akkadian form of ENLIL.
ELIN f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Welsh
Scandinavian and Welsh form of HELEN.
ELĪNA f Latvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
ELINA f Finnish, Estonian, Swedish
Finnish, Estonian and Swedish form of HELEN.
ELINE f Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Norwegian, Danish and Dutch variant form of HELEN. This is the name of the title character in the novel 'Eline Vere' (1889) by the Dutch writer Louis Couperus.
ELINOR f English
Variant of ELEANOR.
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.
ELIORA f Hebrew
Feminine form of ELIOR.
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.
ELISABED f Georgian
Georgian form of ELIZABETH.
ELÍSABET f Icelandic
Icelandic form of ELIZABETH.
ELISABET f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, Spanish, Biblical Greek
Scandinavian and Finnish form of ELIZABETH. It is also used in Spain alongside the traditional form Isabel.
ELISABETA f Romanian
Romanian form of ELIZABETH.
ELISABETE f Portuguese
Portuguese form of ELIZABETH. This more recent form is used alongside the traditional Portuguese form Isabel.
ÉLISABETH f French
French form of ELIZABETH.
ELISABETH f German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
German and Dutch form of ELIZABETH. It is also a variant English form, reflecting the spelling used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament.
ELISABETTA f Italian
Italian form of ELIZABETH.
ELISAIE m Biblical Greek
Form of ELISHA used in the Greek Old Testament.
ELISAVET f Greek
Modern Greek form of ELIZABETH.
ELISAVETA f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of ELIZABETH.
ÉLISE f French
French short form of ÉLISABETH.
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.
ELISHEBA f Biblical
Form of ELIZABETH used in many versions of the Old Testament, where it belongs to the wife of Aaron.
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.
ELIŠKA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of ELIZABETH.
ELISO f Georgian
Georgian short form of ELIZABETH.
ELISSA (1) f Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown (possibly Phoenician in origin). This is another name of Dido, the legendary queen of Carthage.
ELISSA (2) f English
Variant of ELISA.
ELITA f Latvian
Meaning unknown.
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.
ELIXABETE f Basque
Basque form of ELIZABETH.
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.
ELĪZA f Latvian
Short form of ELIZABETE.
ELIZA f English, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Short form of ELIZABETH. It was borne by the character Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw's play 'Pygmalion' (1913) and the subsequent musical adaptation 'My Fair Lady' (1956).
ELIZABETA f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of ELIZABETH.
ELIZABETE f Latvian
Latvian form of ELIZABETH.
ELIZABETH f English, Biblical
From Ελισαβετ (Elisabet), the Greek form of the Hebrew name אֱלִישֶׁבַע ('Elisheva') meaning "my God is an oath", derived from the roots אֵל ('el) referring to the Hebrew God and שָׁבַע (shava') meaning "oath". The Hebrew form appears in the Old Testament where Elisheba is the wife of Aaron, while the Greek form appears in the New Testament where Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist.... [more]
ELIZAVETA f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Елизавета (see YELIZAVETA).
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.
ELKE (1) f Dutch, German, Frisian
Frisian diminutive of ADELHEID.
ELKE (2) f Hebrew
Feminine form of ELKANAH.
ELLA (1) f English
Norman form of the Germanic name Alia, which was a short form of names containing the Germanic element alja meaning "other". It was introduced to England by the Normans and used until the 14th century, and it was later revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was the American singer Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996).
ELLA (2) f English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN (1), and other names beginning with El. It can also be a short form of names ending in ella.
ELLANHER m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements aljan "strength, power" and hari "army, warrior".
ELLAR m Scottish
Anglicized form of EALAIR.
ELLE f English (Modern)
Diminutive of ELEANOR and other names beginning with El. This name can also be given in reference to the French pronoun elle meaning "she".
ELLEN (1) f English
Medieval English form of HELEN. This was the usual spelling of the name until the 17th century, when Helen became more common.
ELLEN (2) f Dutch
Short form of ELEONORA.
ELLERY m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from the medieval masculine name HILARY.
ELLI f Greek, German, Finnish
Diminutive of names beginning with El, such as ELIZABETH.
ELLIE f English
Diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN (1), and other names beginning with El.
ELLIL m Semitic Mythology
Akkadian form of ENLIL.
ELLINOR f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of ELEANOR.
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.
ELLY f English, Dutch
Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH or an English variant of ELLIE.
ELMA f Dutch, German, English
Short form of WILHELMINE or names ending in elma, such as ANSELMA. It has also been recorded as a combination of ELIZABETH and MARY, as in the case of the 19th-century daughter of the Earl of Elgin, who was named using her mother's first and middle names.
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.
ELMAS f Turkish
Means "diamond" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
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.
ELMIRA f Literature
Shortened form of EDELMIRA. It appears in the play 'Tartuffe' (1664) by the French playwright Molière (often spelled in the French style Elmire).
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.
ELNORA f English
Contracted form of ELEANORA.
ELNUR m Azerbaijani
Means "light of the people" in Azerbaijani, ultimately derived from Turkic el "country, society" and Arabic نور (nur) "light".
ELODIA f Spanish
Spanish form of ALODIA.
ÉLODIE f French
French form of ALODIA.
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.
ELOÍSA f Spanish
Spanish form of ELOISE.
ELOISA f Italian
Italian form of ELOISE.
ÉLOÏSE f French
French form of ELOISE.
ELOISE f English
From the Old French name Héloïse, which is probably from the Germanic name Helewidis, composed of the elements heil "hale, healthy" and wid "wide". It is sometimes associated with the Greek word ‘ηλιος (helios) "sun" or the name Louise, though there is not likely an etymological connection. This name was borne in the 12th century by Saint Eloise, the wife of the French theologian Peter Abelard. She became a nun after her husband was castrated by her uncle.... [more]
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.
ELOUISE f English
Variant of ELOISE.
ELOV m Swedish
Variant of ELOF.
ELOWEN f Cornish
Means "elm tree" in Cornish. This is a recently coined Cornish name.
ELOY m Spanish
Spanish form of ELIGIUS.
ELPIDA f Greek
Modern Greek form of ELPIS.
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.
ELPIS f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "hope" in Greek. In Greek mythology Elpis was the personification of hope. She was the last spirit to remain in the jar after Pandora unleashed the evils that were in it.
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.
ELS f Dutch
Short form of ELISABETH.
ELSDON m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "Elli's valley" in Old English.
ELSIE f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
ELSJE f Dutch
Diminutive of ELISABETH.
ELSPET f Scottish
Scottish form of ELIZABETH.
ELSPETH f Scottish
Scottish form of ELIZABETH.
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.
ELUNED f Welsh
Derived from Welsh eilun "image, idol". This was the name of a 5th-century Welsh saint.
ELVA (1) f Irish
Anglicized form of AILBHE.
ELVA (2) f Danish, Icelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELVAN f & m Turkish
Means "colours" in Turkish.
ELVAR m Icelandic
Icelandic form of ALVAR.
ELVIN m English
Variant of ALVIN.
ELVINA f English
Variant of ALVINA.
ELVĪRA f Latvian
Latvian form of ELVIRA.
ELVIRA f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian
Spanish form of a Visigothic name, possibly composed of the Germanic elements ala "all" and wer "true". This is the name of a character in Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni' (1787).
ELVIRE f French
French form of ELVIRA.
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.
ELWIRA f Polish
Polish form of ELVIRA.
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).
ELYSE f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH. It was popularized in the early 1980s by a character from the television comedy 'Family Ties'.
ELYSIA f Various
From Elysium, the name of the realm of the dead in Greek and Roman mythology, which means "blissful".
ELŽBIETA f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ELIZABETH.
ELŻBIETA f Polish
Polish form of ELIZABETH.
ELZĖ f Lithuanian
Short form of ELŽBIETA.
EM f English
Short form of EMILY or EMMA.
EMA f Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Croatian
Form of EMMA used in various languages.
EMANOIL m Romanian
Romanian variant form of EMMANUEL.
EMÁNUEL m Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of EMMANUEL.
EMANUELA f Italian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian feminine form of EMMANUEL.
EMANUELE m Italian
Italian form of EMMANUEL.
EMANUIL m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of EMMANUEL.
EMBER f English (Modern)
From the English word ember, ultimately from Old English æmerge.
EMBLA f Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Meaning uncertain, perhaps related to Old Norse almr "elm". In Norse mythology Embla and her husband Ask were the first humans. They were created by three of the gods from two trees.
EMEKA m Western African, Igbo
Means "great deeds" in Igbo. It also functions as a short form of CHUKWUEMEKA.
EMEL f Turkish
Means "desire" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin, making this name a relative of Amal.
EMELIA f English
Variant of AMELIA.
EMELIE f Swedish
Swedish feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMELINA f Spanish
Spanish form of Amelina (see EMMELINE).
ÉMELINE f French
French form of Amelina (see EMMELINE).
EMEM m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "peace" in Ibibio.
EMER f Irish, Irish Mythology
Possibly from Gaelic eimh "swift". In Irish legend she was the wife of Cúchulainn. She was said to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, needlework, wisdom and chastity.
EMERALD f English (Modern)
From the word for the green precious stone, which is the birthstone of May. The emerald supposedly imparts love to the bearer. The word is ultimately from Greek σμαραγδος (smaragdos).
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.
EMERSYN f English
Feminine variant of EMERSON.
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.
EMESE f Hungarian
Possibly derived from Finno-Ugric eme meaning "mother". In Hungarian legend this was the name of the grandmother of Árpád, founder of the Hungarian state.
EMI f Japanese
From Japanese (e) meaning "favour, benefit" or (e) meaning "picture, painting" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
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).
EMIGDIA f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Emygdius (see EMIDIO).
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).
EMÍLIA f Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILÍA f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
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).
ÉMILIE f French
French feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMÍLIE f Czech
Czech variant of EMILIE.
EMILIE f German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Czech
German, Scandinavian and Czech feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
ÉMILIEN m French
French form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
ÉMILIENNE f French
French feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMĪLIJA f Latvian
Latvian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIJA f Lithuanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
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).
EMILIYA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMĪLS m Latvian
Latvian form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILY f English
English feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL). In the English-speaking world it was not common until after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century; the princess Amelia Sophia (1711-1786) was commonly known as Emily in English, even though Amelia is an unrelated name.... [more]
EMİN m Turkish
Turkish form of AMIN.
EMINA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of AMINAH (2).
EMİNE f Turkish
Turkish form of AMINAH (2).
EMİR m Turkish
Turkish form of AMIR (1).
EMIR m Bosnian
Bosnian form of AMIR (1).
EMIRA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of AMIRAH.
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).
EMMA f English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". It was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife both of King Ethelred II (and by him the mother of Edward the Confessor) and later of King Canute. It was also borne by an 11th-century Austrian saint, who is sometimes called Hemma.... [more]
EMMALYN f English (Modern)
Variant of EMMELINE, or else a combination of EMMA and the fashionable name suffix lyn.
EMMANOUEL m Biblical Greek
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Greek Bible.
EMMANOUIL m Greek
Greek form of EMMANUEL.