Names Starting with E

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ELENfWelsh
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.
ELENAfItalian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Greek, German, Medieval Slavic
Cognate of HELEN, and a variant transcription of Russian YELENA.
ELENEfGeorgian, Sardinian
Georgian and Sardinian form of HELEN.
ELENIfGreek
Modern Greek form of HELEN.
ELEONORfSwedish
Swedish variant of ELEANOR.
ELEONÓRAfHungarian
Hungarian form of ELEANOR.
ELÉONOREfFrench
French form of ELEANOR.
ELEONOREfGerman
German form of ELEANOR.
ELERIfWelsh
Meaning unknown. In Welsh legend she was the daughter of the chieftain Brychan.
ELETTRAfItalian
Italian form of ELECTRA.
ELEUTERIOmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of ELEUTHERIUS.
ELEUTHERIOSmLate Greek
Original Greek form of ELEUTHERIUS.
ELEUTHERIUSmLate 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.
ELFAfIcelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELFLEDAfEnglish (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.
ELFREDAfEnglish
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.
ELFRIEDEfGerman
German form of ELFREDA.
ELHAMfPersian
Persian form of ILHAM.
ELI (1)mEnglish, 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)mHebrew
Means "my God" in Hebrew.
ELI (3)fSpanish, Norwegian, Danish
Spanish, Norwegian and Danish short form of ELISABET or ELIN.
ELIAmItalian, Dutch
Italian and Dutch form of ELIJAH.
ELIAKIMmBiblical
Means "God rises" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the master of Hezekiah's household.
ELIÁNmVarious
In the case of Elian Gonzalez it is a combination of ELIZABETH and JUAN (1), the names of his parents.
ELIANm & fDutch
Dutch variant of names beginning with Eli, such as ELIJAH or ELISABETH.
ELIANA (1)fItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ÉLIANE.
ELIANA (2)fHebrew
Means "my God has answered" in Hebrew.
ÉLIANEfFrench
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.
ÉLIÁSmHungarian
Hungarian form of ELIJAH.
ELÍASmSpanish, Icelandic
Spanish and Icelandic form of ELIJAH.
ELIASmPortuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Greek, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Cognate of ELIJAH. This is the form used in the Greek New Testament.
ELIASZmPolish
Polish form of ELIJAH.
ELIDIfVarious
Meaning unknown, possibly of Greek or Welsh origin. It may have been inspired by the name of the Ηληδα (Ilida) Valley in western Greece.
ÉLIEmFrench
French form of ELIJAH.
ELIEZERmBiblical, 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).
ELİFfTurkish
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".
ELIGIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ELIGIUS.
ELIGIUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name derived from Latin eligere "to choose". The 7th-century Saint Eligius is the patron saint of metalworkers.
ELIGIUSZmPolish
Polish form of ELIGIUS.
ELIHUmBiblical, 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.
ELIINAfFinnish
Finnish form of HELEN.
ELIISAfFinnish
Finnish short form of ELISABET.
ELIISABETfEstonian
Estonian form of ELIZABETH.
ELIJAHmEnglish, 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]
ELIKAPEKAfHawaiian
Hawaiian form of ELIZABETH.
ELILmSemitic Mythology
Akkadian form of ENLIL.
ELINfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Welsh
Scandinavian and Welsh form of HELEN.
ELĪNAfLatvian
Latvian form of HELEN.
ELINAfFinnish, Swedish
Finnish and Swedish form of HELEN.
ELIOmItalian
Italian form of AELIUS or HELIOS.
ELIODOROmItalian
Italian form of HELIODORO.
ELIOENAImBiblical
Means "my eyes look to God" in Hebrew. This was the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
ELIORmHebrew
Means "my God is my light" in Hebrew.
ELIORAfHebrew
Feminine form of ELIOR.
ELIOTmEnglish
From a surname which 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).
ELIOTTmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of ELLIOTT.
ELIOUmBiblical Greek
Form of ELIJAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
ELIPHALETmBiblical
Variant of ELIPHELET used in some versions of the Old Testament to refer to the son of David.
ELIPHELETmBiblical
Means "God is release" in Hebrew. This is the name of several people in the Old Testament including a son of David.
ELISmSwedish, Medieval English
Swedish variant of ELIAS, as well as the Medieval English form.
ELISABEDfGeorgian
Georgian form of ELIZABETH.
ELÍSABETfIcelandic
Icelandic form of ELIZABETH.
ELISABETfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, Spanish, Biblical Greek
Scandinavian and Finnish form of ELIZABETH. It is also used in Spain alongside the traditional form Isabel.
ELISABETAfRomanian
Romanian form of ELIZABETH.
ELISABETEfPortuguese
Portuguese form of ELIZABETH. This more recent form is used alongside the traditional Portuguese form Isabel.
ÉLISABETHfFrench
French form of ELIZABETH.
ELISABETHfGerman, 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.
ELISABETTAfItalian
Italian form of ELIZABETH.
ELISAIEmBiblical Greek
Form of ELISHA used in the Greek Old Testament.
ELISAVETfGreek
Greek form of ELIZABETH.
ELISAVETAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of ELIZABETH.
ÉLISEfFrench
French short form of ÉLISABETH.
ELISEDDmAncient Celtic
Derived from Welsh elus meaning "kind". This was the name of two kings of Powys in Wales.
ELISEOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ELISHA.
ELISHAmBiblical, 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.
ELISHEBAfBiblical
Form of ELIZABETH used in many versions of the Old Testament, where it belongs to the wife of Aaron.
ELISHUAmBiblical, 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.
ELISIEmMacedonian
Macedonian form of ELISHA.
ELIŠKAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of ELIZABETH.
ELISOfGeorgian
Georgian short form of ELIZABETH.
ELISSA (1)fRoman Mythology
Meaning unknown (possibly Phoenician in origin). This is another name of Dido, the legendary queen of Carthage.
ELITAfLatvian
Meaning unknown.
ELIUDmBiblical
Greek form of a Hebrew name meaning "God is grandeur". The Gospel of Matthew lists him as an ancestor of Jesus.
ELIXABETEfBasque
Basque form of ELIZABETH.
ELIYAHUmHebrew
Variant transcription of ELIYYAHU.
ELIZAfEnglish, 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).
ELIZABETAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of ELIZABETH.
ELIZABETHfEnglish, 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]
ELIZAVETAfRussian
Variant transcription of YELIZAVETA.
ELJASmFinnish
Finnish form of ELIJAH.
ELKANmHebrew
Modern variant of ELKANAH.
ELKANAHmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has purchased" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Samuel.
ELKE (1)fDutch, German, Frisian
Frisian diminutive of ADELHEID.
ELKE (2)fHebrew
Feminine form of ELKANAH.
ELLA (1)fEnglish
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)fEnglish, 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.
ELLANHERmAncient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements aljan "strength, power" and hari "army, warrior".
ELLARmScottish
Anglicized form of EALAIR.
ELLEfEnglish (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)fEnglish
Medieval English form of HELEN. This was the usual spelling of the name until the 17th century, when Helen became more common.
ELLEN (2)fDutch
Short form of ELEONORA.
ELLERYmEnglish
From an English surname which was originally derived from the medieval masculine name HILARY.
ELLIfGreek, German, Finnish
Diminutive of names beginning with El, such as ELIZABETH.
ELLIEfEnglish
Diminutive of ELEANOR, ELLEN (1), and other names beginning with El.
ELLILmSemitic Mythology
Akkadian form of ENLIL.
ELLINORfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of ELEANOR.
ELLIOTmEnglish
From a surname which was a variant of ELLIOTT.
ELLIOTTmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a diminutive of the medieval name ELIAS.
ELLIS (1)mEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from the given name ELIJAH.
ELLIS (2)mWelsh
Anglicized form of ELISEDD.
ELLYfEnglish, Dutch
Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH or an English variant of ELLIE.
ELMAfDutch, 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.
ELMARmGerman
Descended from various Germanic names such as Agilmar, which was derived from the elements agil "edge (of a sword), blade" and mari "famous".
ELMASfTurkish
Means "diamond" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
ELMERmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the Old English name ÆÐELMÆR. In the United States it is sometimes given in honour of brothers Jonathan (1745-1817) and Ebenezer Elmer (1752-1843), who were active in early American politics.
ELMIRAfLiterature
Shortened form of EDELMIRA. It appears in the play 'Tartuffe' (1664) by the French playwright Molière (often spelled in the French style Elmire).
ELMOmEnglish, German, Italian
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element helm meaning "helmet, protection". It is also a derivative of ERASMUS, via the old Italian diminutive Ermo. Saint Elmo, also known as Saint Erasmus, was a 4th-century martyr who is the patron of sailors. Saint Elmo's fire is said to be a sign of his protection.
ELNATHANmBiblical
From Hebrew אֶלְנָתָן ('Elnatan) meaning "God has given". In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandfather of King Jehoiachin and a son of Akbor.
ELNORAfEnglish
Contracted form of ELEANORA.
ELNURmAzerbaijani
Means "light of the people" in Azerbaijani, ultimately derived from Turkic el "country, society" and Arabic نور (nur) "light".
ELODIAfSpanish
Spanish form of ALODIA.
ÉLODIEfFrench
French form of ALODIA.
ELOFmSwedish
From the Old Norse name Eileifr, which was derived from the elements ei "ever, always" and leifr "descendant, heir".
ÉLOImFrench
French form of ELIGIUS.
ELOImCatalan
Catalan form of ELIGIUS.
ELOÍSAfSpanish
Spanish form of ELOISE.
ELOISAfItalian
Italian form of ELOISE.
ÉLOÏSEfFrench
French form of ELOISE.
ELOISEfEnglish
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]
ELONmBiblical
Means "oak" in Hebrew. This was the name of one of the ruling judges of the Israelites according to the Old Testament.
ELOUANmBreton, French
Possibly from a Breton word meaning "light". This name was borne by an obscure 6th-century saint who is now venerated mainly in Brittany and Cornwall.
ELOVmSwedish
Variant of ELOF.
ELOWENfCornish
Means "elm tree" in Cornish. This is a recently coined Cornish name.
ELOYmSpanish
Spanish form of ELIGIUS.
ELPIDAfGreek
Modern Greek form of ELPIS.
ELPIDIOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ELPIDIUS.
ELPIDIUSmLate Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ελπιδιος (Elpidios), which was derived from ελπις (elpis) "hope". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who spent twenty years in a cave in Cappadocia.
ELPISfAncient 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.
ELRICmMedieval English
Middle English form of either of the Old English names ÆLFRIC or ÆÐELRIC. Both were rarely used after the Norman conquest.
ELRONDmLiterature
Means "star dome" in Sindarin. In 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Elrond was the elven ruler of Rivendell.
ELROYmEnglish
Altered form of LEROY, using the Spanish definite article el as opposed to the French le.
ELSfDutch
Short form of ELISABETH.
ELSDONmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "Elli's valley" in Old English.
ELSIEfEnglish
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
ELSJEfDutch
Diminutive of ELISABETH.
ELSPETfScottish
Scottish form of ELIZABETH.
ELSPETHfScottish
Scottish form of ELIZABETH.
ELTONmEnglish
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "Ella's town" in Old English. A famous bearer of this name is British musician Elton John (1947-), born Reginald Dwight, who adopted his stage name in honour of his former bandmate Elton Dean (1945-2006).
ELUFmDanish
Danish form of ELOF.
ELUNEDfWelsh
Derived from Welsh eilun "image, idol". This was the name of a 5th-century Welsh saint.
ELVA (1)fIrish
Anglicized form of AILBHE.
ELVA (2)fDanish, Icelandic
Feminine form of ALF (1).
ELVANf & mTurkish
Means "colours" in Turkish.
ELVARmIcelandic
Icelandic form of ALVAR.
ELVINmEnglish
Variant of ALVIN.
ELVINAfEnglish
Variant of ALVINA.
ELVIRAfSpanish, 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).
ELVIREfFrench
French form of ELVIRA.
ELVISmEnglish
Meaning unknown. It could possibly be a derivative of ALVIS or ELWIN. More likely, it is from the rare surname Elvis, which is ultimately derived from the given name ELOISE. The name was brought to public attention by the singer Elvis Presley (1935-1977), whose name came from his father's middle name.
ELWINmEnglish
Variant of ALVIN.
ELWIRAfPolish
Polish form of ELVIRA.
ELWOODmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "elder tree forest" in Old English.
ELWYNmEnglish
Variant of ALVIN.
ELYmEnglish
Variant of ELI (1).
ELYSEfEnglish
Diminutive of ELIZABETH. It was popularized in the early 1980s by a character from the television comedy 'Family Ties'.
ELYSIAfVarious
From Elysium, the name of the realm of the dead in Greek and Roman mythology, which means "blissful".
ELŽBIETAfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ELIZABETH.
ELŻBIETAfPolish
Polish form of ELIZABETH.
ELZĖfLithuanian
Short form of ELŽBIETA.
EMfEnglish
Short form of EMILY or EMMA.
EMANUELAfItalian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian feminine form of EMMANUEL.
EMANUELEmItalian
Italian form of EMMANUEL.
EMBLAfNorse 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.
EMEKAmWestern African, Igbo
Means "great deeds" in Igbo. It also functions as a short form of CHUKWUEMEKA.
EMELfTurkish
Means "desire" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin, making this name a relative of Amal.
EMELIAfEnglish
Variant of AMELIA.
EMELIEfSwedish
Swedish feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMELINAfSpanish
Spanish form of Amelina (see EMMELINE).
ÉMELINEfFrench
French form of Amelina (see EMMELINE).
EMEMm & fWestern African, Ibibio
Means "peace" in Ibibio.
EMERfIrish, 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.
EMERALDfEnglish (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).
EMERENSmDutch
Dutch form of EMERENTIUS.
EMERENTIUSmLate Roman
Derived from Latin emereo meaning "to fully deserve".
ÉMERICmFrench
French form of EMMERICH.
EMERSONm & fEnglish
From an English surname meaning "son of EMERY". The surname was borne by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American writer and philosopher who wrote about transcendentalism.
EMERSYNfEnglish
Feminine variant of EMERSON.
EMERYm & fEnglish
Norman form of EMMERICH. The Normans introduced it to England, and though it was never popular, it survived until the end of the Middle Ages. As a modern given name, it is likely inspired by the surname Emery, which was itself derived from the medieval given name. It can also be given in reference to the hard black substance called emery.
EMESEfHungarian
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.
EMIfJapanese
From Japanese (e) meaning "favour, benefit" or (e) meaning "picture, painting" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
EMIDIOmItalian
From the Late Latin name Emygdius, which was possibly a Latinized form of a Gaulish name (of unknown meaning). Saint Emygdius was a 3rd-century bishop and martyr, the patron saint against earthquakes.
EMIELmDutch
Dutch form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMIGDIAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of Emygdius (see EMIDIO).
EMIGDIOmSpanish
Spanish form of Emygdius (see EMIDIO).
EMILmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, English
From the Roman family name Aemilius, which was derived from Latin aemulus meaning "rival".
ÉMILEmFrench
French form of Aemilius (see EMIL). This name was borne by French author Émile Zola (1840-1902).
EMÍLIAfPortuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILÍAfIcelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIANmRomanian
Romanian form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMILIANOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of the Roman cognomen Aemilianus, which was itself derived from the family name Aemilius (see EMIL).
ÉMILIEfFrench
French feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMÍLIEfCzech
Czech feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIEfGerman, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
German and Scandinavian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
ÉMILIENmFrench
French form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
ÉMILIENNEfFrench
French feminine form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMĪLIJAfLatvian
Latvian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIJAfLithuanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIOSmGreek
Greek form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILISmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILIYAfBulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMĪLSmLatvian
Latvian form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
EMILYfEnglish
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]
EMİNmTurkish
Turkish form of AMIN.
EMINAfBosnian
Bosnian form of AMINAH (2).
EMİNEfTurkish
Turkish form of AMINAH (2).
EMİRmTurkish
Turkish form of AMIR (1).
EMIRmBosnian
Bosnian form of AMIR (1).
EMIRAfBosnian
Bosnian form of AMIRAH.
EMİRHANmTurkish
Derived from Turkish emir "amir, prince" and han "khan, ruler, leader".
EMLYNmWelsh
Probably from the name of an ancient region in Wales, its name meaning "around the valley". It has also been suggested that this name is a Welsh form of Aemilianus (see EMILIANO).
EMMAfEnglish, 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]
EMMALYNfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of EMMELINE, or else a combination of EMMA and the fashionable name suffix lyn.
EMMANOUELmBiblical Greek
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Greek Bible.
EMMANOUILmGreek
Greek form of EMMANUEL.
EMMANUELmBiblical, French, English
From the Hebrew name עִמָּנוּאֵל ('Immanu'el) meaning "God is with us", from the roots עִם ('im) meaning "with" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This was the foretold name of the Messiah in the Old Testament. It has been used in England since the 16th century in the spellings Emmanuel and Immanuel, though it has not been widespread. The name has been more common in continental Europe, especially in Spain and Portugal (in the spellings Manuel and Manoel).
EMMANUELLEfFrench
French feminine form of EMMANUEL.
EMMANUHELmBiblical Latin
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Latin Bible.
EMMELINEfEnglish
From an Old French form of the Germanic name Amelina, originally a diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element amal meaning "work". The Normans introduced this name to England.
EMMERICHmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, in which the second element is ric meaning "power". The first element may be ermen "whole, universal" (making it a relative of Ermenrich), amal "work, labour" (making it a relative of Amalric) or heim "home" (making it a relative of Henry). It is likely that several forms merged into a single name.
EMMETmEnglish
Variant of EMMETT. It is used in Ireland in honour of the nationalist and rebel Robert Emmet (1778-1803).
EMMETTmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a diminutive of the feminine given name EMMA.
EMMIfFinnish
Short form of names beginning with Em.
EMMIEfEnglish
Diminutive of EMMA or EMILY.
EMMYfEnglish, Dutch
Diminutive of EMMA or EMILY.
EMORYmEnglish
Variant of EMERY.
EMPERATRIZfSpanish
Means "empress" in Spanish.
EMREmTurkish
Means "friend" in Turkish.
EMRYSmWelsh
Welsh form of AMBROSE. Emrys Wledig (or Ambrosius Aurelianus) was a Romano-British military leader who fought against the invading Anglo-Saxons in the 5th century. Tales of his life were used by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth to create the character of Merlin, who he called Merlinus Ambrosius or Myrddin Emrys.
EMYGDIUSmLate Roman
Latin form of EMIDIO.
EMYRmWelsh
Means "king" in Welsh.
ENA (1)fIrish
Anglicized form of EITHNE.
ENA (2)fCroatian
Short form of IRENA.
ENCARNACIÓNfSpanish
Means "incarnation" in Spanish. This is given in reference to the Incarnation of Jesus in the womb of the Virgin Mary.
ENDAmIrish
Anglicized form of ÉNNA.
ENDERmTurkish
Means "very rare" in Turkish.
ENDIKAmBasque
Basque form of HENRY.
ENDRE (1)mHungarian
Possibly a Hungarian form of ANDREW, though it may in fact originate from a pre-Christian source.
ENDRE (2)mNorwegian
Norwegian short form of EINDRIDE.
ENDRITmAlbanian
From Albanian dritë meaning "light".
ENDYMIONmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ενδυειν (endyein) meaning "to dive into, to enter". In Greek mythology he was an Aeolian mortal loved by the moon goddess Selene, who asked Zeus to grant him eternal life. Zeus complied by putting him into an eternal sleep in a cave on Mount Latmos.
ENDZELAfGeorgian
Means "snowdrop flower" in Georgian (genus Galanthus).
ENÉASmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of AENEAS.
ENEIDAfPortuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American)
From the Portuguese and Spanish name of the 'Aeneid' (see AENEAS).
ENEJmSlovene
Slovene form of AENEAS.
ENEKOmBasque
Possibly derived from Basque ene "my" and ko, a diminutive suffix. This was the name of the first king of Pamplona or Navarre (9th century), whose name is usually rendered as Íñigo.
ENESmTurkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of ANIS.
ENFYSm & fWelsh
Means "rainbow" in Welsh.
ENGELmGerman (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Originally this was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe (known in English as the Angles). Since the Middle Ages it has been firmly associated with the German word engel meaning "angel".
ENGELBERTmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements Angil, the name of a Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles, and beraht "bright". Saint Engelbert was a 13th-century archbishop of Cologne murdered by assassins.
ENGİNmTurkish
Means "vast" in Turkish.