Animals, Boar, E names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Everett

Everett comes from an English surname meaning "brave boar" made up from Old English *eofor (boar; wild boar) derived from a PIE root; and heard (brave, hardy, strong) via Proto-Germanic *harduz (hard; brave) also derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Everitt (English) Everette (English) Everard (English) Everardo (Spanish) Eberardo (Spanish) Évrard (French) Eberhard (German) Erhard… Continue reading Everett

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E names, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European

Endymion

Endymion is the name of a mortal man in Greek mythology with whom the goddess of the moon Selene fell in love with. In some versions of the myth, he is depicted as a shepherd, a hunter, or a prince. She asked Zeus to give him eternal youth and he agreed, putting him in an eternal slumber where he… Continue reading Endymion

Color, E names, Elves, Female, Mythological creatures, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, White

Elvira

Elvira (pr. el-vye-ra or el-vee-ra though I prefer the former pronounciation) is a female given name, the Spanish form of a Visigothic name of uncertain meaning. Some possible meanings listed for it are: "all true" from Germanic elements ala (all) and wer (true); it could also be made up from Proto-Germanic *alja (other, foreign) and wer (true); it could be a variant of Guilvira, an Old… Continue reading Elvira

E names, Female, Hebrew, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Eve

Eve is the anglicized form of Eva, the Latin form of Ancient Greek Eúa which derives from Hebrew hawwah meaning "to breathe" or "to live". In the Abrahamic religions, Eve was the very first woman created to be the wife of Adam. Eve is also an English and Dutch surname, either derived from the given name Eve or its Latinate form Eva.… Continue reading Eve

E names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Elma

Elma may have started out as a short form of names such as Wilhelmina (the feminine form of Wilhelm, the German cognate of William meaning “willful protection” or “desiring protection” made up from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection”) or Anselma (the feminine form of Anselm meaning "god + helmet, protection" or any names endig in elma. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Helma (German, Dutch)   Male forms:… Continue reading Elma

E names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Ewan

Ewan (pr. yoo-an) is a Scottish male name, an anglicized form of Eoghan, a name of uncertain meaning though possibly meaning “of the yew tree” or “born of the yew tree” though I’ve also seen it as possibly being derived from Welsh eoghunn meaning “youth”. Another possible origin for Eoghan is from Celtic Esugenios meaning “good born” derived from Proto-Celtic *esus (good) derived… Continue reading Ewan

Battle/War, E names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Virtues/Attributes

Estrild

Estrild is the Medieval English form of Middle English Éastorhild; the second element comes from Old English hild (battle, war) while the first part of the name comes from Eostre, the name of a Germanic goddess of spring and fertility. The origin of the name comes from Proto-Germanic *Austrǭ (Easter, springtime) derived from PIE root word *h₂ews- (dawn; east). Estrildis is the name of a… Continue reading Estrild

E names, Female, Mythology, Near East mythology, Persian, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Esther

Esther is a name of uncertain etymology though it could be related to a Persian word meaning "star", though it could also be related to Ishtar, the Mesopotamian goddess of love, fertility, and war, though the meaning is unknown. Esther is also a Hebrew and French matrynomic surname. Nicknames: Esta (English), Estee (Jewish), Essie (English)… Continue reading Esther

E names, Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Evangeline

Evangeline is a female given name meaning "good news" derived from Latin evangelium derived from Ancient Greek euángelos (bringing good news) composed from eu (good, well) and angelos (messenger), both deriving from a PIE root source. Nicknames: Eva, Evangie, Leen, Lina Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Evangelina (Spanish, English) Evangelia (Greek) Evangeliya (Bulgarian) Evangelija (Macedonian) Vangelija (Macedonian) Évangéline (French)  

Ancient Greek, E names, Female, German/Germanic, Moon, Nickname names, Virtues/Attributes

Ellen

Ellen is the English medieval form of Helen, the English form of Helene, an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it's been linked to Greek helene meaning "torch" or "corposant", though it could also possibly be linked to Greek selene meaning "moon". Ellen is also the Dutch short form of Eleonora, a cognate of Eleanor which is the Old French form of… Continue reading Ellen

E names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Virtues/Attributes

Elio

Elio is the Italian form of Aelius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain origin though it may be derived from Greek Helios meaning "sun" derived from PIE *sóh₂wl̥ (sun); in Greek mythology, Helios is the Greek god of the sun. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aelius (Ancient Roman) Helios   Female forms: Elia (Italian) Aelia (Ancient Roman)  

Color, E names, Female, Korean, Silver, Virtues/Attributes

Eunjung

  Eunjung is a Korean female name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used such as: 은 (恩) eun "grace, favor, charity" +정 (廷) jeong "court"; 은 (恩) eun  "grace, favor, charity" +정 (婷) jeong "pretty, graceful"; 은 (慇) eun "careful, attentive; abundance" + 정 (婷) jeong "pretty, graceful" 은 (銀) eun "silver (as in money)" +정 (婷) jeong "pretty, graceful"; 은 (慇) eun "careful, attentive;… Continue reading Eunjung

E names, Female, Mythology, Near East mythology, Nickname names, Persian, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Esta

Esta is a diminutive of Esther, a name of uncertain etymology though it could be related to Persian meaning “star”; Esther has also been linked to Ishtar, the Mesopotamian goddess of love, fertility, and war, though the meaning behind it is unknown. Esta is also a Spanish word meaning "this". Origin: Persian Variants: Estee (English) Esther (English, French, Spanish, Dutch,… Continue reading Esta

E names, Germanic mythology, Male, Mythology, Norse, Old Norse, Virtues/Attributes

Egil

Egil comes from an Old Norse name, a variant spelling of Egill which comes from Proto-Germanic Agilaz. It derives from Old Norse element ag meaning “edge (of a sword)” or “blade” or agi meaning “awe, terror”, originally used as a short form of names beginning with the name element. In German mythology, Egil (or Agilaz) is the name of a legendary archer in the Völundarkviða,… Continue reading Egil

Ancient Greek, E names, Female, Greek, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Seasons, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Eranthis

Eranthis is the name of a genus of flowering plants in the buttercup family. The name means "spring flower" or "flower of spring" from Ancient Greek elements er/éar (spring) which derives from PIE *wésr̥(spring); and anthos (flower; blossom). Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Ancient Greek