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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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?
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
Edward: 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.
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
Eilonwy: Created Name
Eland: From the Meadowland
Elden: The Old Servant
Elder: Respected Older Person
Eldon: The old servant
Elea: Short form of Eleanor
Elfreda: Old Strength
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
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
Ellette: Diminutive form of names beginning with El
Ellis: The Lord is My God, of Welsh original spelling
Elmer: Noble and famous
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
Elvis: 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.
Elwood: From the Old Wood Forest
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
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
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.
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
Evers: Wild Boar
Evert: Wild Boar Herd
Evie: Diminutive form of Eve
Evynne: Beautiful Bird, God is Good
Eydie: Rich Gift