Animals, Boar, E names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Everett

Everett comes from an English surname meaning "brave boar" made up from Old English *eofor (boar; wild boar) derived from a PIE root; and heard (brave, hardy, strong) via Proto-Germanic *harduz (hard; brave) also derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Everitt (English) Everette (English) Everard (English) Everardo (Spanish) Eberardo (Spanish) Évrard (French) Eberhard (German) Erhard… Continue reading Everett

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E names, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European

Endymion

Endymion is the name of a mortal man in Greek mythology with whom the goddess of the moon Selene fell in love with. In some versions of the myth, he is depicted as a shepherd, a hunter, or a prince. She asked Zeus to give him eternal youth and he agreed, putting him in an eternal slumber where he… Continue reading Endymion

E names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Ewan

Ewan (pr. yoo-an) is a Scottish male name, an anglicized form of Eoghan, a name of uncertain meaning though possibly meaning “of the yew tree” or “born of the yew tree” though I’ve also seen it as possibly being derived from Welsh eoghunn meaning “youth”. Another possible origin for Eoghan is from Celtic Esugenios meaning “good born” derived from Proto-Celtic *esus (good) derived… Continue reading Ewan

E names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sun, Virtues/Attributes

Elio

Elio is the Italian form of Aelius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain origin though it may be derived from Greek Helios meaning "sun" derived from PIE *sóh₂wl̥ (sun); in Greek mythology, Helios is the Greek god of the sun. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Aelius (Ancient Roman) Helios   Female forms: Elia (Italian) Aelia (Ancient Roman)  

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, German/Germanic, Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Edgar

Edgar is a male given name meaning "wealthy spear" from Old English ead (wealth, fortune, riches) from Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches); and gar (spear) which comes from Proto-Germanic *gaizaz (spear, spike, javelin) which derives from a PIE root. Edgar is also an English and Scottish surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Ed, Eddie/Eddy Origin: Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Edgard (French) Eadgar (Old English,… Continue reading Edgar

E names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Ernest

Ernest is a male given name derived from Old English eornost meaning "serious", a cognate of Old High German ernust derived from Proto-Germanic *ernustuz (seriousness, earnest) which derives from a PIE root word. The English word earnest derives from the same root word as Ernest, both meaning the same thing. Ernest is also an English and Dutch surname derived from the given name Origin: Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Ernest

Animals, Boar, E names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Everardo

Everardo is the Spanish form of Everard, the anglicized form of Germanic name Eberhard meaning "wild boar" from Germanic elements ebur (boar, wild) from Proto-Germanic *eburaz which derives from a PIE root; and hard (brave, hardy) which comes from Proto-Germanic *harduz (hard, brave) derived from PIE *kret- (strong, powerful). Everardo is also a Spanish surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Everardo

Ancient Greek, E names, Emotion/Feelings, Greek, Greek mythology, Love/Beloved, Male, Mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Eros

Eros is the Greek god of sexual attraction and the son of Aphrodite, goddess of love. He uses arrows that causes those hit by it to fall in love with the first person they see. He himself falls in love with Psyche, a mortal woman whose beauty made even Aphrodite jealous, so much so that she asked her son… Continue reading Eros

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

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

Ancient Greek, Corn, E names, Food, Greek, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Eustace

Eustace is an English male name, which either comes from Eustachius, the Latin form of Ancient Greek Eustachys meaning "fruitful" from Greek elements eu (good) and stachus (ear of corn); or it could be derived from Ancient Greek Eustathius meaning "well built, stable, steadfast", made up from Greek elements eu (good) and histemi (to stand up, to set up). Eustace is also a surname derived from the given name.… Continue reading Eustace

Ancient Greek, E names, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Evenor

Evenor is the name of a character in Greek mythology, Evenor (or Euenor) and his wife Leucippe (Leukippe) who are autochthons, mortals who spring from the earth itself and are therefore tied to the very land itself. They have a daughter, Cleito (Kleito) who marries Poseidon and they have five pairs of twin sons, who… Continue reading Evenor

E names, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Physical Attributes, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Edmund

Edmund is an English male name made up from Old English elements ead (wealth, fortune, riches) and mund (protection) meaning "rich protection" or "wealthy protector". Ead comes from Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches) and mund also comes from Proto-Germanic *mundō (hand; protection, security) derived from Proto-Indo-European *man- (hand; man, human being). Edmund is the name of an antagonist in Shakespeare's King Lear (1603-1606). Origin: Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European   Variants: Eadmund (Anglo-Saxon) Edmond (French)… Continue reading Edmund

E names, Elements, English, German/Germanic, Male, Old English, Place names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Emmett

Emmett comes from an English surname which may have been a diminutive of female given name Emma meaning "whole" or "universal" from germanic element ermen. It may have been used as a matrynomic name denoting someone who was the son of a woman named Emma. I've also seen it listed as possibly being derived from a place name, Emmott, which may… Continue reading Emmett