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.