Baby Names for Girls and Boys of English Origin – E

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The letter E has a special spot in baby names, as it has two very “royal” names: Edward and Elizabeth. So many kings and countless queens (one of them is still alive, can you guess who?) have been given these names, thus they are considered to have a sense of greatness, power and respect. Parents like to link their baby names with royalty in order to give their loved ones an air of distinction.

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Baby Names for Girls and Boys of English Origin E

English Baby Names that start with the letter E

Earl: Pledge, Nobleman

Earlene: Feminine form of Earl, see meaning of the name above

Earnest: Diligent, Truthful

Earvin: reen or fresh water, a name of Gaelic origin, a variant of the name Irvin. Did you know that Earvin was “Magic” Johnson’s (the basketball celebrity) first name?

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Easter: as if Christmas was not funny enough as a name, some people choose Easter as a baby name. But hey, we are not judging anyone here!

Easton: From the East town

Eastwood: From the Woods of the East, the surname of the famous actor Clint Eastwood.

Ebony: a hard, heavy, deep black wood from various subtropical and tropical trees, especially of the genus Diospyros

Ed: Short form of Edward, see name meaning below

Edalene or Edaline or Edeline: Noble

Eddie or Eddy: Short form of names beginning with Ed

Edena: Form of Edna

Edgar: Rich spear

Edgerton: Blessed Town

Edie: Short form of Edith

Edison: Son of Edward

Edith: Rich war

Edmund: Rich protector

Edolie: Noble, Good

Edric: Prosperous Ruler

baby names edward nortonEdward: Wealthy Guardian. It is derived from Old English words ead (meaning ‘wealth’, ‘fortune’ or ‘prosperous’) and weard (meaning ‘guardian’ or ‘protector’). It is one of the few Old English names to gain popularity in other parts of Europe and beyond for example, as Eduardo and Duarte in Spain and Portugal respectively. A number of English Kings got the name Edward.

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Edwin: Prosperous Friend

Edythe: Alternative spelling of Edith

Effie: Diminutive form of Euphemia, The Great Martyr Euphemia (Greek: Ευφημία), known as the All-praised in the Orthodox Church is a Christian saint, who was martyred for her faith at Chalcedon, c. 304-307 AD.

Egbert: Bright edge

Eglantine: Sweetbriar

Eilonwy: Created Name

Elaine: Light

Eland: From the Meadowland

Elda: old

Elden: The Old Servant

Elder: Respected Older Person

Eldon: The old servant

Elea: Short form of Eleanor

Elfreda: Old Strength

Elgin: Noble

Elias: The Lord is My God. This name is the Latin transliteration of the Greek name Ἠλίας, which in turn is the Hellenized form of the Hebrew: אליהו, Eliyahu, meaning “Yahweh is my God”. Another form of Eliyahu in English is Elijah

Elinor: Form of Eleanor

Eliot or Elliot or Elliott: The Lord is My God. The origin of the name is obscure, perhaps due to much of the genealogy of the Eliott clan being burnt in the destruction of the castle at Stobs in 1712 AD.

Elisa: God is my oath

Eliza: Short form of Elizabeth, see name meaning below

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Elizabeth: Elizabeth or Elisabeth is the Greek transliteration (Ἐλισάβετ, Elisábet) of the Hebrew name Elisheva, meaning “God’s promise”, “oath of God”, or “I am God’s daughter”. Elizabeth and Elisabeth are the parent unit names of Libby, Lisa, Liza, Lilly, Lizzie, Liz, Beth, Betty, Ella, Elisa, Elise, and Eliza; Elspeth, Elsa, Bitsy, Betsy, Isabel, and Isabella, are etymologically related variants.

Ellard: Noble and Brave

Ellery: Cheerful

Ellette: Diminutive form of names beginning with El

Ellis: The Lord is My God, of Welsh original spelling



Elmer: Noble and famous

Elmo: Protector

Elowen: Elm Tree

Elstan: Elf stone

Elton: The Old Town, celebrity name for artist Elton John

Elvin: Elf Friend

Elvina: Feminine form of Elvin, check name meaning above

baby names elvisElvis: an Anglicisation of the name of the Irish saint Ailbe of Emly. The earlier meaning of Ailbe is uncertain; it may have been understood in the Middle Ages to derive from Irish ail, ‘rock’, but this is unlikely to have been its historical meaning. In internet sources, the name is widely claimed to derive from Old English Eall-wīs, meaning “all-wise”, but the development of w > v would be irregular and the name is not, in any case, attested in Anglo-Saxon sources; it is possible that this claim is inspired by the existence of the Old Norse mythological name Alvíss. Other alternative etymologies have been proposed for the name, including that it is derived from the surname Elwes, and that it is related to the name Alwyn. Celebrity name for Elvis Presley, the American actor and singer who became a true cultural icon.

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Elwood: From the Old Wood Forest

Elwyn: Elf-friend

Ely: Height

Ember: Spark, burning low

Embry: Work Rule

Emely or Emily: To strive or excel or rival

Emerald: Green gem stone

Emerson: the Son of Emery

Emery: Work ruler

Emma: derived from the Germanic word ermen meaning whole or universal, and was originally a short form of Germanic names that began with ermen. Emma is also used as a diminutive of Emily, Emmeline, Amelia or any other name beginning with “em”. 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.

Emmalyn: Combination of the names Emma and Lyn

Emme: Universal

Emmeline: Work

Emmet or Emmett: Entire

Emmit: derived from the Cornish-language word for ant, being an analogy to the way in which both tourists and ants are often red in colour and appear to mill around.

Emmy: Diminutive form of Emily, see name meaning above

Emory: Form of Amery

Emsley: From the elm wood

Eowyn: Horse of Joy

Epiphany: Revelatory manifestation of a divine being

Eponine: French Horse Goddess

Erica or Erika: Always Ruler

Ermintrude: Entire strength

Erna: Earnest

Ernest: serious

Ernie: Diminutive form of Ernest, see name meaning above

Errol: Boar wolf

Erv: Short form of Ervin

Ervin or Erwin: Person from Irvine, Scotland

Essery: Cart Maker

Eston: From the East Town. History short lesson about Eston Hemings Jefferson: he was born a slave at Monticello, the youngest son of Sally Hemings, a mixed-race slave. Most historians believe that his father was Thomas Jefferson, the United States president.

Ethel: Noble

Ethelda: Combination of Ethel and Zelda

Ethelred: Noble counsel

Etta: Ruler of the Home

Etty: Diminutive form of Henrietta

Eugene: Well Born, the name was popular among the Pope and it was also given to hurricanes

Evangeline: Messenger of Good News

Evans: God is Good

Evelyn: Beautiful Bird

Evensong: Evening Prayer

Evera: Brave One

Everard: Brave Boar

Everley or Everly: From the boar meadow

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Evers: Wild Boar

Evert: Wild Boar Herd

Evie: Diminutive form of Eve

Evynne: Beautiful Bird, God is Good

Eydie: Rich Gift

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