Emi

  Origin: Japanese, English 恵美 (Japanese)- Emi “blessing, kindness + beautiful” 絵美 (Japanese)- Emi “picture, painting + beautiful” 恵美 子 (Japanese)- Emiko “blessing, kindest + beautiful/child” 絵美子 (Japanese)- Emiko “picture, painting +beautiful/child” Meaning: a Japanese name me composed of kanji e (恵) “blessing, kindness” + mi (美) “beautiful” meaning “blessing, kindness + beautiful” or from e (絵) “picture, painting”…

Emmett

Origin: English Meaning: a masculine form of Emma which means “whole” or “universal”. Variants: Emmott

Eve

Origin: English, Hebrew חַוָּה (Ancient Hebrew) Chawwah Meaning: from Hebrew Chawwah meaning “to breathe” or “to live”. Eve is also an English word referring to evening, or the day before a date or event. Evie/Evy is a dimunutive form of the name. Variants: Eva, Ava; Chawwah (Hebrew); Hawa (Arabic)

Eretria, Eritrea

Origin: Greek Meaning: the name of a town in Euboea, Greece, meaning “city of the rowers” or “rowing city” from Greek eretes “rower” and verb eressein/erettein “to row”, probably named so because it had a powerful naval force. Spelled Eritrea, it becomes a country in the Horn of Africa (a peninsula in Northeast Africa). The…

Epiphany

Origin: Greek Meaning: from Greek epiphaneia meaning “manifestation” and “appearance”. Having entered the English lexicon, it usually refers to a sudden or striking realization- religious, scientific, philiosophic, etc. Variants: Epiphanie, Epiphania; Epiphanes (m); Epiphanios (m); Epiphanius (m); Epifanio (m, Italian, Spanish); Epifania (f, Italian, Spanish).

Eucleia

Origin: Greek Ευκλεια (Greek) Meaning: “good glory” or “good repute” from Greek eu meaning “good” and kleos meaning  “glory”. In Greek mythology, Eucleia was a daimona (spirit) of good repute and glory and, along with her sisters Eupheme (acclaim), Eutheia (prosperity), and Philophrosyne (welcome) were probably known as the younger Kharites (Graces). In Greek vase paintings, Eucleia was often…

Elaphria

Origin: Greek Meaning: from what I could find, it’s a Greek word that means “lightness”, referring to a levity or fickleness of mind. I’m not sure if this has ever been used for an actual name, though there is a species of moth called Elaphria. If anyone has any more info on this name, let…

Emerson

Origin: English Meaning: “son of Emery”, the latter a Norman form of the name Emmerich meaning “industrious leader” or “universal leader”.

Ephraim

Origin: Hebrew אֶפְרָיִם (‘Efrayim) Εφραιμ (Greek) Meaning: from Hebrew ‘Efrayim meaning “fruitful”. However, I’ve also seen it listed as either being derived from Hebrew masculine noun ‘aper (אפר) meaning “covering” or “bandage” or from masculine noun ‘eper (אפר) meaning “ashes”. Variants: Efraim; Evron (Yiddish)

Everina

Origin: English, Old Norse Meaning: I couldn’t find much information on this name but the closest I could come up with is that the first part of the name, Ever, most likely comes from Old English eofor meaning “boar”, so Everina is likely an elaborate form of that. Everina could also be a variant form of Everine,…

Emmeline

Origin: Germanic, French Meaning: a French form of Germanic Amelina meaning “work” from the Germanic element amal. Variants: Emmaline, Emmalyn, Emeline

Eldrid

Origin: Norwegian, English Meaning: from Old Norse Eldríðr meaning “fire beautiful” or “beautiful fire” from elements eldr “fire” and fríðr “beautiful”. It could also come from Old English Æðelþryð meaning “noble strength” from English elements Æðel “noble” and þryð “strength”. It could also be the Old Norse orm of Eldrit, the Frankish form of masculine Hildifrid meaning “battle,fight/peace, friendship” from elements hild “battle, fight” and frid “peace,…

Eka

  Origin: Indonesian, Georgian, Finnish ეკა (Georgian) Meaning: an Indonesian unisex name meaning “one, first” derived from Sanskrit eka (एक). It’s also a Georgian feminine name, a short form of Ekaterine, the Georgian form of Katherine which has several possible meanings: “pure, chaste” from the Greek katharos; or it could come from hekateros, “each of…

Ellen

Origin: English, Greek, Dutch Meaning: a medieval form of Helen, probably derived from Greek ‘ελενη (helene) meaning “torch” or “corposant” or possibly related to Greek σεληνη (selene) meaning “moon”. Ellen is also a short form of Dutch Eleonora, a cognate of Eleanor meaning “the other Aenor”. Variants: Helen, Helene, Helena, Hellen, Elena, Eleni, Elene

Eteri

Origin: Georgian ეთერი (Georgian) Meaning: ether, air Eteriani (the tale of Eteri) is a medieval Georgian folk romance based on two lovers Eteri and Abesalom. They love each other and want to marry but Abesalom’s father, the king, refuses to allow the marriage. A courtier, Murman, is also in love with Eteri and sells his soul…

Eryx

Origin: Greek Ερυξ (Greek) Meaning: I’ve seen two different meanings to this name. According to a user-submitted post in Behind the Name, it’s derived from the Greek verb eruko or eryko meaning “to keep in, to curb, to hold back, to restrain”. According to another source, Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Names by K.M. Heard, the name might be derived…

Ethan

  Origin: Hebrew אֵיתָן (Hebrew) Meaning: solid, enduring, strong Variants: Eitan, Eytan (Hebrew); Aithan (Biblical Greek); Etan (German, Polish)

Esmé, Esmée

Origin: Old French Meaning: “esteemed” or “beloved” from Old French Aimé. Apparently, Esmé was first recorded for Esmé Stuart, Duke of Lennox (1542-1583) in Scotland, whose parents’ had French ties. Esmé Squalor is one of the guardians of the Baudelaire children in Book 6 (The Ersatz Elevator), who turns out to be one of the villains…

Esta

Origin: English Meaning: a diminutive form of Esther meaning “star” in English. Esther could also be a derivative of Ishtar, a Babylonian and Assyrian goddess, whose meaning is unknown

Edwin

Origin: English Meaning: from Old English ead “wealth, fortune” and wine “friend” meaning “rich friend” Variants: Edwin