Names Starting with E

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EUN-JUNGf & mKorean
Variant transcription of EUN-JEONG.
EUNOMIAfGreek Mythology
Means "good order" in Greek, ultimately from ευ (eu) "good" and νομος (nomos) "law, custom". Eunomia was a Greek goddess, one of the ‘Ωραι (Horai), presiding over law.
From Sino-Korean (eun) meaning "kindness, mercy, charity" and (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
Variant transcription of EUN-YEONG.
EUPHEMIAfAncient Greek, English (Archaic)
Means "to use words of good omen" from Greek () "good" and φημι (phemi) "to speak, to declare". Saint Euphemia was an early martyr from Chalcedon.
EUPHEMIOSmAncient Greek
Masculine form of EUPHEMIA.
EUPHRANORmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek ευφραινω (euphraino) meaning "to delight". This was the name of a 4th-century BC Athenian artist.
EUPHRASIAfAncient Greek
Means "good cheer" in Greek.
French form of EUPHRASIA.
EUPHROSYNEfGreek Mythology
Means "mirth, merriment" in Greek. She was one of the three Graces or Χαριτες (Charites) in Greek mythology.
EUPRAXIAfAncient Greek
From a Greek word meaning "good conduct", derived from ευ (eu) "good" and πραξις (praxis) "action, exercise".
Means "rain" in Basque.
Derived from Welsh aur "gold".
EURIPIDESmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek Ευριπος (Euripos), referring to the strait between Euboea and Boeotia, combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek tragic poet.
EUROPAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ευρωπη (Europe), which meant "wide face" from ευρυς (eurys) "wide" and ωψ (ops) "face, eye". In Greek mythology Europa was a Phoenician princess who was abducted and taken to Crete by Zeus in the guise of a bull. She became the first queen of Crete, and later fathered Minos by Zeus. The continent of Europe is named for her. This is also the name of a moon of Jupiter.
Derived from Welsh aur "gold" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
EURYDICEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Ευρυδικη (Eurydike) which meant "wide justice", derived from ευρυς (eurys) "wide" and δικη (dike) "justice". In Greek myth she was the wife of Orpheus. Her husband tried to rescue her from Hades, but he failed when he disobeyed the condition that he not look back upon her on their way out.
Portuguese form of EUSEBIUS.
EUSEBIOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EUSEBIUS.
EUSEBIOSmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek ευσεβης (eusebes) meaning "pious", itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and σεβω (sebo) "to worship, to honour". This was the name of several saints.
Romanian form of EUSEBIUS.
EUSEBIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of EUSEBIOS. This was the name of a 4th-century historian of the Christian church.
English form of EUSTACHIUS or EUSTATHIUS, two names of Greek origin which have been conflated in the post-classical period. Saint Eustace, whose is known under both spellings, was a 2nd-century Roman general who became a Christian after seeing a vision of a cross between the antlers of a stag he was hunting. He was burned to death for refusing to worship the Roman gods and is now regarded as the patron saint of hunters. Due to him, this name was common in England during the Middle Ages, though it is presently rare.
French form of Eustachius or Eustathius (see EUSTACE).
Italian form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
Possibly from the Greek name EUSTACHYS or from the same source. This (or Eustathius) is the Latin name of Saint Eustace.
EUSTACHYmPolish (Archaic)
Polish form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
EUSTACHYSmAncient Greek
Means "fruitful" in Greek. It is ultimately from ευ (eu) "good" and σταχυς (stachus) "ear of corn".
Portuguese form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
Spanish form of Eustachius (see EUSTACE).
EUSTATHIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ευσταθιος (Eustathios), derived from the Greek word ευσταθης (eustathes) meaning "well-built, stable". It is ultimately from ευ (eu) "good" and ‘ιστημι (histemi) "to stand, to set up". This was the name of a few early saints, including the 2nd-century martyr also known as Eustachius (see Eustace).
From Eustorgius, the Latin form of the Greek name Ευστοργιος (Eustorgios), which was from the word ευστοργος (eustorgos) meaning "content", a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and στεργω (stergo) "to love, to be content". Saint Eustorgius was a 6th-century bishop of Milan.
EUSTORGIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Eustorgios (see EUSTORGIO).
EUTERPEfGreek Mythology
Means "delight" in Greek, ultimately from ευ (eu) "good" and τερπω (terpo) "to satisfy, to cheer". In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, the muse of music and joy. She was said to have invented the double flute.
EUTHALIAfAncient Greek
Means "flower, bloom" from the Greek word ευθαλεια (euthaleia), itself derived from ευ (eu) "good" and θαλλω (thallo) "to blossom".
EUTHYMIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευθυμιος (Euthymios) which meant "in good spirits", derived from the word ευθυμος (euthymos), which was composed of the elements ευ (eu) "good" and θυμος (thymos) "soul, spirit". This was the name of several early saints.
Portuguese form of EUTHYMIUS.
EUTIMIOmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of EUTHYMIUS.
EUTROPIAfAncient Greek
Feminine form of Eutropios (see EUTROPIUS).
Spanish form of EUTROPIUS.
EUTROPIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευτροπιος (Eutropios), which was derived from the word ευτροπος (eutropos) "versatile", formed of the elements ευ (eu) "good" and τροπος (tropos) "direction, manner, fashion".
EUTYCHIAfAncient Greek
Feminine form of Eutychios (see EUTYCHIUS).
EUTYCHIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευτυχιος (Eutychios), a variant of Eutychos (see EUTYCHUS). This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
EUTYCHUSmBiblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευτυχος (Eutychos), which was derived from Greek ευτυχης (eutyches) "fortunate". The word was formed of the elements ευ (eu) "good" and τυχη (tyche) "chance, luck, fortune". In the New Testament this is the name of a young man who went to sleep while Paul was preaching and fell from the third story of the building. He was believed to be dead, but later turned out to be alive.
Hungarian form of EVE.
EVAfSpanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.
EVADNEfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ευαδνη (Euadne), from ευ (eu) meaning "good" possibly combined with Cretan Greek αδνος (adnos) meaning "holy". In Greek legend Evadne was the wife of Capaneus. After Capaneus was killed by a lightning bolt sent from Zeus she committed suicide by throwing herself onto his burning body.
Variant of EVELYN.
EVANmWelsh, English
Anglicized form of Iefan, a Welsh form of JOHN.
EVANDER (1)mGreek Mythology (Latinized), Roman Mythology
Variant of Evandrus, the Latin form of the Greek name Ευανδρος (Euandros), derived from Greek ευ (eu) meaning "good" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Roman mythology Evander was an Arcadian hero of the Trojan War who founded the city of Pallantium near the spot where Rome was later built.
EVANDER (2)mScottish, English
Anglicized form of IOMHAR.
Feminine form of EVANGELOS.
Macedonian feminine form of EVANGELOS.
Means "good news" from Greek ευ (eu) "good" and αγγελμα (angelma) "news, message". It was (first?) used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his epic poem 'Evangeline' (1847). It also appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) as the full name of the character Eva.
EVANGELIYAfBulgarian (Rare)
Bulgarian feminine form of EVANGELOS.
Means "bringing good news" from the Greek word ευαγγελος (euangelos), a derivative of ευ (eu) "good" and αγγελος (angelos) "messenger".
French form of EVARISTUS.
EVARISTOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of EVARISTUS.
EVARISTUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ευαριστος (Euaristos) meaning "well pleasing" from the Greek word ευαρεστος (euarestos), derived from ευ (eu) "good, well" and αρεστος (arestos) "pleasing". This was the name of the fifth pope, supposedly martyred under Emperor Hadrian.
Modern Greek form of EUDOCIA.
Macedonian form of EUDOCIA.
EVDOKIYAfBulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of EUDOCIA, and a variant Russian transcription of YEVDOKIYA.
French form of EVE.
EVEfEnglish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַוָּה (Chawwah), which was derived from the Hebrew word חָוָה (chawah) meaning "to breathe" or the related word חָיָה (chayah) meaning "to live". According to the Old Testament Book of Genesis, Eve and Adam were the first humans. God created her from one of Adam's ribs to be his companion. At the urging of a serpent she ate the forbidden fruit and shared some with Adam, causing their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.... [more]
EVELEENfEnglish (Rare)
Either a diminutive of EVE or a variant of EVELYN.
Elaborated form of EVA.
Dutch form of EVELINA.
Finnish form of EVELINA.
EVELINfGerman, Estonian, Hungarian
German, Estonian and Hungarian form of EVELINA.
EVELINAfEnglish, Italian, Swedish, Lithuanian
Latinate form of AVELINE. It was revived by the author Fanny Burney for the heroine of her first novel 'Evelina' (1778). It is often regarded as a variant of the related name EVELYN or an elaboration of EVE.
EVELYNf & mEnglish, German
From an English surname which was derived from the given name AVELINE. In the 17th century when it was first used as a given name it was more common for boys, but it is now regarded as mainly feminine due to association with the related name Evelina.
French form of EVELINA.
EVERARDmEnglish (Rare)
Means "brave boar", derived from the Germanic elements ebur "wild boar" and hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced it to England, where it joined the Old English cognate Eoforheard. It has only been rarely used since the Middle Ages. Modern use of the name may be inspired by the surname Everard, itself derived from the medieval name.
From a surname which was derived from the given name EVERARD.
Latinized form of EOFORHILD. This was the name of a 7th-century English saint.
EVERLYfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was from a place name, itself derived from Old English eofor "boar" and leah "woodland, clearing".
Dutch form of EVERARD.
Variant of YVETTE.
EVGENImBulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of EUGENE and a variant Russian transcription of YEVGENIY.
EVGENIAfGreek, Russian, Bulgarian
Modern Greek form of EUGENIA. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVGENIYA and Bulgarian EVGENIYA.
Macedonian form of EUGENE.
Macedonian form of EUGENIA.
Variant transcription of YEVGENIY.
EVGENIYAfBulgarian, Russian
Bulgarian form of EUGENIA and a variant Russian transcription of YEVGENIYA.
Variant transcription of YEVGENIY.
EVIfGreek, Dutch, German
Modern Greek form of EVE, as well as a Dutch and German variant.
Diminutive of EVE or EVELYN.
Hungarian diminutive of EVE.
Diminutive of EVA.
Variant of YVONNE.
Variant transcription of YEVPRAKSIYA.
French form of EVERARD.
EVRENm & fTurkish
Means "cosmos, the universe" in Turkish. In Turkic mythology the Evren is a gigantic snake-like dragon.
Modern Greek form of EURYDICE.
Modern Greek form of EURIPIDES.
Yiddish form of EPHRAIM.
Diminutive of EVE or EVELYN.
Czech form of EUGENE.
Polish form of EVE.
EWALDmGerman, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name which was composed of the elements ewa "law, custom" and wald "rule".
Anglicized form of EOGHAN.
From an English and Scottish surname which was either based on a Norman form of EDWARD, or else derived from a place name of unknown meaning.
Polish form of EVELINA.
Variant of EWAN.
Dutch form of EWALD.
Dutch form of EWALD.
Means "might, strength" in Hebrew.
EYDÍSfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey "good fortune" or "island" and dís "goddess".
Means "September" in Turkish.
EYSTEINNmAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements ey meaning "island" or "good fortune" and steinn meaning "stone".
Variant transcription of EITAN.
Turkish form of JOB.
Icelandic form of Eyvindr (see ØYVIND).
Variant of EZER.
EZECHIASmBiblical Latin
Form of HEZEKIAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
EZECHIELmBiblical Latin
Latin form of EZEKIEL used in some versions of the Vulgate.
EZEKIASmBiblical Greek
Form of HEZEKIAH used in the Greek Old Testament.
EZEKIELmBiblical, English
From the Hebrew name יְחֶזְקֵאל (Yechezqel) meaning "God will strengthen", from the roots חָזַק (chazaq) meaning "to strengthen" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Ezekiel is a major prophet of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Ezekiel. He lived in Jerusalem until the Babylonian conquest and captivity of Israel, at which time he was taken to Babylon. The Book of Ezekiel describes his vivid symbolic visions that predict the restoration of the kingdom of Israel. As an English given name, Ezekiel has been used since the Protestant Reformation.
EZEQUIELmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of EZEKIEL.
EZERmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "help" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Seir, as well as several other minor characters.
Means "melody" in Turkish.
EZHILm & fTamil
Means "beauty" in Tamil.
Italian form of AETIUS.
Turkmen form of AZIZ.
'EZRA'mBiblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of EZRA.
EZRAmBiblical, English, Hebrew
Means "help" in Hebrew. Ezra is a prophet of the Old Testament and the author of the Book of Ezra. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. The American poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was a famous bearer.
EZRASmBiblical Latin
Latin form of EZRA.
Basque form of STEPHEN.