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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Evan

Evan is the anglicized form of Iefan, the Welsh form of John, the English form of Hebrew male name Yochanan meaning "Yahweh is gracious". Evan is also a surname originating from the given name. Evan could also be used as anickname for Evander or any name beginning with Evan. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Iefan (Welsh) Ifan (Welsh) Ieuan (Welsh) Ioan (Welsh, Romanian, … Continue reading Evan

Evander

Evander is the English form of Evandros, a Greek male name meaning "good man" from Greek elements eu (good) and aner (man). In Roman mythology, Evander was born in Arcadia but later went to Italy, bringing with him the Greek alphabet, laws, and pantheon, and founded the city of Pallantium about sixty years before the Trojan War, and which would … Continue reading Evander