Ensifer

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

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Emtiyaz

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. … Continue reading Emtiyaz

Elder

Elder is a Portuguese male name, a variant of Hélder which either derives its name from a Dutch town called Den Helder possibly meaning "hell's door" in Dutch, or "hill/hilly grounds", or it could be a derived from Germanic given name Hulderic meaning "merciful ruler" or "graceful ruler" from Germanic elements hulda (merciful, graceful) and ric (power, rule). Elder is also a surname, … Continue reading Elder

Ellison

Ellison comes from a patrynomic surname meaning "son of Ellis", Ellis being a medieval form of Elijah, a Hebrew male name meaning "my God is Yahweh". Ellison may also be a variant form of Elisedd, a Welsh male given name meaning "kind, benevolent" from Welsh elus. Ellison seems to be very popular as a girl's name. Origin: Hebrew, Welsh … Continue reading Ellison

Erin

Erin is the Anglicized form of Éireann (from which the name of Ireland comes from) derived from Gaelic Éire which comes from Old Irish Ériu meaning "fertile" or "fat, rich" likely in reference to the land, so connoting the idea of "abundant land" or "fat land", from Proto-Celtic *Φīwerjon, derived from Proto-Indo-European *piHwerjon from *piHwer meaning "fat". Though Erin seems to be very popular … Continue reading Erin

Eliot

Eliot comes from an English surname, originally used as a medieval pet-form of Elias, a cognate of Elijah, a Hebrew male name meaning "my God is Yahweh" or "Yahweh is my God". However, Elliott as a surname might come from an entirely different source: it could be derived from a Middle English male personal name, Athelgeat, meaning "noble … Continue reading Eliot

Echo

Echo comes from Greek ekhe meaning "sound". This was the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who loved talking and often used her loquaciousness to distract Hera when Zeus was off on one of his affairs. When Hera found out, she cursed Echo so that she could only repeat the last thing someone else said. Echo … Continue reading Echo

Evelyn

Evelyn comes from an English surname, derived from given name Aveline, the Norman French form of Germanic name Avelina, a diminutive of Avila from Germanic element avi of unknown meaning though possibly meaning "desired". Evelyn was a very popular name for boys in the past though it is now currently more popular for girls. Nicknames: Eve, Evie, … Continue reading Evelyn