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

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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

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

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

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  

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

Euphemia

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:… Continue reading Euphemia

E names, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Eleri

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.… Continue reading Eleri

E names, Female, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Emerson

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… Continue reading Emerson

Ancient Germanic, Animals, Aramaic, Bears/Bear cubs, E names, Female, Hebrew, Male, Place names, Proto-Germanic, Sumerian, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Eden

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".… Continue reading Eden

Ancient Greek, Animals, Deer/Roe, E names, Earth, Elements, Fawn, Female, French, Gaelic, Gaulish, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Irish, Moon, Moose/Elk, Mythology, Nature, Physical Attributes, Proto-Celtic, Scottish, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh mythology, Word names

Elana

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,… Continue reading Elana

Animals, Boar, E names, English, Female, Male, Old English, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Everly

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;… Continue reading Everly