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)  


Ethan is a Hebrew male name meaning “enduring, solid, firm, steadfast” from eitan (firm, strong, enduring). Origin: Hebrew Variants: Eitan (Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew) Eytan (Hebrew) Aithan (Biblical Greek) Etan (Hebrew, French, English)  


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  


Ellern is the Middle English form of Old English ellærn meaning “elder tree, elderberry tree”. Origin: Old English Variants: Ellærn (Old English) Ellarn (Old English)  


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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”….


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;…


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….


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…


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)…


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…


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


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,…


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…


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….


Ender is a Turkish male name meaning “rare, unusual, exceptional”. It’s also a surname, likely derived from the given name. Origin: Turkish