Baby Names: Names Starting with E


EMLYN: A Welsh place name. Very tony. Relative: Emlin. Namesakes: Emlyn Williams, Emlyn Hughes.

EMMA: Old German for "all-embracing." Fashionable in the late nineteenth century and back again. Relatives: Emmie, Emmy, Em, Emmot, Emmott. Namesakes: Emma Samms, Emmylou Harris, Lady Emma Hamilton, "Emma Peel."

EMMETT: A variation of Emma. Relatives: Emmott, Emmet. Namesake: Emmet Kelly.

EMRICK: Welsh variation on the Greek for "immortal." A good choice if you are looking for a little-used name. Relatives: Emryk, Emrys, Emris.

ENID: Welsh for "soul." A grandmother's name that has not returned to fashionability. Namesake: Enid Haupt.

EPHRAIM: Hebrew for "fruitful." Relatives: Ephrem, Efrem. Namesake: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

ERIC: Norse for "ruler of all." A name that has never gone out of vogue. Relatives: Erik, Erica, Erika, Eryk, Eryka, Erikson. Namesake: Eric the Red, Eric Clapton, "Erica Kane."

ERIN: Gaelic for "western island." The Irish really come up with great names. Relatives: Eryn, Erinn, Erinna, Erynn, Erynna. Namesakes: Erin Gray, "Erin Go Bragh."

ERNEST: Old German for "vigorous." A resolute and purposeful name. There is an importance to being Ernest. Relatives: Ernst, Earnest, Ernie, Ernestine, Earnestine, Ernesta. Namesakes: Ernest Hemingway, Ernie Pyle, Max Ernst.

ERROL: A variation of Earl. A swashbuckler, a pirate, or an outlaw, but always the romantic hero. Relative: Erle. Namesakes: Errol Flynn, Erle Stanley Gardner.

ERSKINE: Old English for "green heights." Several writers have carried this name. Namesakes: Erskine Caldwell, Erskine Childers.

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