Ensifer

Ensifer comes from Latin meaning "sword-bearer" or "sword-bearing" from Latin ensis (sword) and fero (to bear, carry). Origin: Latin Variants: Ensifera (Latin) f Ensis (Latin) u

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Elendora

Elendora seems to be a unique name. There wasn't much information I could find out about it, though if I had to take a guess it could be a combination of Eleanor and Dora;  Eleanor is the Od French form of Occitan Aliénor which could possibly mean "the other Aenor" derived from Latin alia meaning “another” derived Proto-Indo-European *h₂élyos (beyond, other) from the root … Continue reading Elendora

Elaine

Elaine is an Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”. There are several characters in Arthurian legend named Elaine, such as the name of the mother of Lancelot; Elaine of Corbenic, … Continue reading Elaine

Elizabeth

Elizabeth is an English female name which comes from Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Nicknames: Lizzie/Lizzy, Beth, Eliza, Izzy, Ella, Ellie Origin: Hebrew Variants: Elisabet (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Biblical Greek) Elisabeth (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English) Zabel (Armenian) Elixabete (Basque) Elisheba (Hebrew) Elisaveta (Bulgarian, Macedonian) Elizabeta (Slovene, … Continue reading Elizabeth

Emtiyaz

Emtiyaz is an Arabic unisex name meaning "distinction, privilege, excellence" from Arabic imtiyāz (privilege, excellence, distinction, concession). It comes from the same root word as Mumtaz, also an Arabic unisex name; a famous bearer of this name is Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who had the Taj Mahal built for her. … Continue reading Emtiyaz

Ella

Ella comes from Germanic element alja meaning "other, another, foreign" and from which the name Eleanor/Alianor comes from. Ella could also be a nickname for names beginning and ending with ella such as Gabriella (feminine form of Gabriel meaning "God is my strong man" or "God is my strength") and Daniella (feminine form of Daniel meaning "God is my judge"), Elizabeth (meaning "God is an oath" or "my … Continue reading Ella

Elder

Elder is a Portuguese male name, a variant of Hélder which either derives its name from a Dutch town called Den Helder possibly meaning "hell's door" in Dutch, or "hill/hilly grounds", or it could be a derived from Germanic given name Hulderic meaning "merciful ruler" or "graceful ruler" from Germanic elements hulda (merciful, graceful) and ric (power, rule). Elder is also a surname, … Continue reading Elder

Emmeline

Emmeline is an Old French form of Germanic name Amalia, derived from Germanic word amal meaning "work" in reference to the idea of industriousness and fertility. Origin: Germanic Variants: Emmaline (English) Emmalyn (English) Emmelyn (English) Emelina (Spanish) Amelina (Ancient Germanic) Amalia (German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Romanian) Amelia (English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch, German) Émeline (French)  

Ellison

Ellison comes from a patrynomic surname meaning "son of Ellis", Ellis being a medieval form of Elijah, a Hebrew male name meaning "my God is Yahweh". Ellison may also be a variant form of Elisedd, a Welsh male given name meaning "kind, benevolent" from Welsh elus. Ellison seems to be very popular as a girl's name. Origin: Hebrew, Welsh … Continue reading Ellison

Esmeralda

Esmeralda is the Spanish and Portuguese word for "emerald", also used as a given name. It comes from Old French esmeraude via Vulgar Latin (which is the common speech of Latin including different dialects) esmeralda, esmeraldus which comes from Ancient Greek smaragdos meaning "green gem". That itself could come from a Semitic source such as Hebrew baraket or bareqeth meaning "emerald, shine" or Arabic barq "lightning". Origin: … Continue reading Esmeralda