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)  


Esperanza is a Spanish female name (and word) meaning “hope” derived from Latin sperare (hope) via PIE *speh₁- (to succeed, to prosper, to turn ot well). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Sperantia (Late Roman) Shprintza (Yiddish) Shprintze (Yiddish) Shprintzel (Yiddish diminutive of Esperanza)  


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…


  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;…


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,…


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  


Ellern is the Middle English form of Old English ellærn meaning “elder tree, elderberry tree”. Origin: Old English Variants: Ellærn (Old English) Ellarn (Old English)  


Euphemia is an Ancient Greek female name meaning “to use words of good omen” or “well-spoken” or “to speak well” from Ancient Greek eu (well) derived from from PIE root *h₁es- (to be); and phēmí (to speak) derived from PIE *bʰeh₂- (to speak, say). It was likely used to avoid inauspicious or ill-omened words during religious ceremonies. Nicknames: Effie, Femie/Phemie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants:…


Eleri is a Welsh female name of unknown meaning though I’ve seen several possible meanings attributed to it such as: “very bitter”, “overflowing; more than full”, or it’s possibly a Welsh form of Elerius or Hilarius, an Ancient Roman name meaning “happy, cheerful” from Latin hilaris via Ancient Greek hilarós from hílaos (gracious, merciful; kind, mild, gentle) deriving from a Proto-Indo-European root word….


Emerson comes from an English surname, a patrynomic surname meaning “son of Emery”, Emery being the Norman form of Emmerich, a German name. While the second element of the name comes from ric meaning “power, rule” from Proto-Germanic *rīks (king, ruler) from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) via *h₃reǵ- (to straighten; move in a straight line). The first part of the name is a little more complicated. It…


Eumelia is an Ancient Greek female name meaning “melody” from Greek eumeleia (melody). Origin: Ancient Greek  


Eden is the name of the biblical garden where Adam and Eve came from before being expelled, becoming synonomous with paradise and anyplace that is fertile and utnouched. Although I’ve seen it listed as meaning “place of paradise” from Hebrew, it could perhaps be derived from an older source, Sumerian edin meaning “steppe” or “plain”….


Elana is a female given name with several possible origins: it could be a variant spelling of Ilana, which is the feminine form of Ilan, a Hebrew male name meaning “tree”, though it could also be a feminine form of Elon, another Hebrew male name meaning “tree, oak tree”; Elana could also be a variant form of Helena,…


Everly comes from an English surname derived from a place name. It means “wild boar clearing” from Old English eofor (wild boar; boar) and lēah (woodland, clearing, meadow) which comes from Proto-Germanic *lauhaz (clearing, meadow) derived from Proto-Indo-European *lowkos- (clearing, open space), a cognate of Latin lūcus (sacred grove, wood). It’s also possibly that it’s a combination of the English word ever meaning “at all times; continuously;…


Eliza is a short form of Elizabeth, an English female name which comes from Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Elizabeth (English)  


Edith is an English female name meaning “wealth, fortune + war” from Old English elements ead (wealth, fortune) from Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches) and gyð (war). Nicknames: Edie, Dee, Eda (Medieval English) diminutive Origin: Old English, Proto-Germanic Variants: Eadgyð (Old English) Eadgyth (Old English) Editha (English) Edythe (English) Edytha (English) Edita (Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Lithuanian) Édith (French) Edit (Hungarian, Swedish) Edyta…


Emera could be a variant spelling of Emira, the Bosnian form of Amira, the feminine form of Amir meaning “commander, prince”. Emera is also an Italian female name, likely the Italian form of Hemera, the name of the Greek goddess of the day which is why her name, fittingly, means “day”. Origin: Arabic, Ancient Greek   Variants: Emira (Bosnian) Amira (Arabic)…


Edna is a female name which comes from two different sources: the first is that it’s a Hebrew name meaning “pleasure” or “delight”; it’s also an anglicized form of Eithne, a Gaelic modern form of Old Irish Ethniu meaning “kernel, grain”. In Irish mythology, Ethniu is the daughter of Balor, king of the Fomorians, a supernatural race sometimes depicted as…


Ethel is a female given name meaning “noble” from Old English æðel, originally used as a  short form of names such as Etheldred or Ethelberta, making it a cognate of Germanic adal. Ethel also refers to the Anglo-Saxon rune odal which means “homeland; ancestral lands” from Proto-Germanic ǣþel.  Origin: Old English, Proto-Germanic Variants: Ethyl (English) Ethelyn (English)  


Eleanora is a variant form of Eleanor which is the Old French form of Occitan Aliénor which could mean “the other Aenor” from Latin alia meaning “another” and the given name Aenor, possibly a Germanic name of unknown meaning, though it’s been linked to Adenorde or Adenor, made up of Germanic elements adal (noble) and nord (north), or even as a contracted form of Azenor, a Breton name of…