Eduardo

Eduardo is the Spanish and Portuguese form of Edward, made up of Old English elements ead (wealth, fortune, rich) and weard (guard, guardian) meaning “rich guardian” or “wealthy guard”. Nicknames: Ed, Eddie/Eddy, Lalo (Spanish), Dado, Du, Duda, Dudu, Edu (Portuguese) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Duarte (Portuguese) Edward (English, Polish) Eadweard (Old English) Eduard (German, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Catalan, Dutch, Estonian, Romanian,…

Elektra

Elektra is an Ancient Greek female name which comes from Ancient Greek elektron meaning “amber” which seems to be derived from an uncertain origin. I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “shining, bright” but I can’t say how accurate that is. In Greek mythology, Elektra is the name of the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra who helped her brother Orestes avenge…

Emile

Emile is the anglicized form of French Émile which comes from Ancient Roman name Aemilius. Though the origin of the name is uncertain, it has often been associated with Latin aemulusmeaning “rival; rivaling, striving” via Proto-Italic *aimos (imitation) derived from a PIE root word. Emile is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Émile (French) Aemilius (Ancient…

Enid

Enid is the name of a character in the Arthurian Romance, the wife of Geraint (Erec in some sources). It derives from Welsh enaid meaning “soul” which comes from Middle Welsh eneit (spirit, life) derived from a PIE root word meaning “to breathe”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Enide (English) Enida (English) Enyde (English) Enyda (English) Ened (English) Enit (English)…

Everild

Everild is an English female name, the anglicized form of Old English Eoforhild meaning “boar battle”, made up of eofor (boar) and hild (battle). Nicknames: Ev, Evie, Ever Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Everilda (English, Old English) Eoforhild (Old English) Averil (English) Averill (English)  

Elroy

Elroy is an English male name, either a variant form or an altered spelling of (inspired by Spanish) of Leroy meaning “the king” which derives from French le roi. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Elroi (English) Leroy (English) Leroi (English)    

Elam

Elam is a Hebrew male name either meaning “hidden” or “eternity, forever”; Elam also means “young (unmarried) man”. Elam is also the name of an ancient civilization in what is now southwest Iran. The name itself comes from the Sumerian transliteration of elama or from Elamite haltamti which I’ve seen meaning “lord country”, or perhaps from…

Egardo

Egardo could possibly be a variant form of Edgardo, which is the Spanish and Italian form of Edgar meaning “rich spear” or “wealthy spear”. Egardo is also an Ido word derived from French égard meaning “regard, with regard to”; Ido is a constructed language created to be a universal second language for people of different backgrounds to communicate with; based on…

Etzel

Etzel is the Germanic form of Attila, its most famous bearer being the 5th century leader of the Huns, an ancient Nomadic people across central Europe, and who was feared by the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. Though often depicted as savage, barbaric and merciless, these depictions were made out by his enemies; a closer look by…