Ellis

Ellis comes from an English patronymic surname, a medieval English form of Elijah, a Hebrew male name meaning “my God is Yahweh”. As a Welsh surname, it’s the anglicized form of Welsh Elisedd meaning “kind, benevolent”. Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Indo-European  

Eren

Eren is a Turkish unisex name, as well as a surname, meaning “saint”. Eren is also a Japanese female name, likely influenced by the name Ellen with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: e 愛 “love, affection” + ren 恋 “attach; love; yearning, longing; romance” (愛恋); e 依 “rely on; depend” + ren 蓮 “lotus” (依蓮); e 栄 “flourish; prosper” + ren 恋 “attach;…

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,…

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…

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…

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…