Epiphany

Epiphany refers to a Christian holiday that celebrates the physical manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles; it can also be used to refer to a manifestation or appearance of a deity or divine being, or could be used to describe a sudden realization or discovery into something, either personal, religious, scientific, or philosophic. The name itself comes…

Emery

Emery comes from an English surname, the Norman form of Emmerich, a Germanic male name. While the second element of the name comes from ric meaning “power, rule”, the first part of the name is a little more complicated. It could be from Germanic ermen meaning “whole, universal”, amal “work, labor” (which would make it a variant of Amalric), or heim “home”. Emery…

Eucleia

Eucleia is the daimon, or personification, of good repute and glory in Greek mythology who, 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 depicted among the attendants of Aphrodite, representing the good repute of a chaste bride. Her…

Enrique

Enrique is a Spanish male name, the Spanish form of Henry which comes via Germanic given name Heimirich meaning “home ruler” made up from Germanic elements heim (home) and ric (power, rule). Enrique is also a Spanish surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Kike (Spanish), Quique (Spanish) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Henry (English) Heimirich (Ancient Germanic) Heinrich (Ancient Germanic, German) Henricus (Dutch, Latinized Ancient…

Esmé, Esmée

Esmé(e) comes from Old French meaning “esteemed, beloved”. It was originally a masculine name which seems to have first been used by Scottish noble Esmé Stewart, Duke of Lennox (1542-1583) whose mother was French. It has sometimes been confused with French Aimé(e) meaning “to love, like”. Although Esmé was originally used as a male name, with Esmée…

Elestren

Elestren is a Cornish female name which means “iris”, in reference to the flower. Origin: Cornish  

Emi

Emi is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: e 恵 “favor; blessing, grace; kindness” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (恵美); e 絵 “picture; drawing; painting; sketch” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (絵美); e 映 “reflect; reflection” + mi 見 “to see; look at” (映見); e 江 “creek; inlet; bay” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (江美); e 恵 “favor; blessing, grace; kindness” + umi 海 “sea, ocean (恵海) There are other…

Evangelia

Evangelia is a Greek female name which is the Latin plural form of evangelium meaning “good news; gospel” 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, Evie/Eevee/Evy, Evangie/Evangi, Lia Origin: Proto-Indo-European     Variants: Evangeline (English) Evangelina (Spanish, English) Evangeliya (Bulgarian) Evangelija (Macedonian) Vangelija (Macedonian) Évangéline (French)…

Eldon

Eldon comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning “Ella’s hill” composed from given name Ella (the Norman form of Alia which comes from Germanic element alja meaning “other, another, foreign”) and dun meaning “hill”. I’ve also seen other meaning listed for it, coming from Old English ælf (elf) or elfitu (swan) and denu (valley) meaning “elf valley” or…