ERVIN: A variation of Irving. Relatives: Irvin, Irving, Ervan, Erwin. Namesake: Ervin "Magic" Johnson.
ESME: From the Latin for "esteem." Add an accent to the final "e" for a continental look. Relatives: Esmee, Esma, Esmie.
ESMERELDA: Spanish for "emerald." The heroine of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Relatives: Esmeralda, Esmarelda, Esmaralda, Esmiralda, Esmirelda.
ESMOND: Old English for "protective grace." Relatives: Esmund, Desmond, Desmund. Namesake: The History of Henry Esmond.
ESTELLE: Latin for "star." One of the constellation names. Relatives: Estel, Estella, Stella, Estie, Estee. Namesakes: Estelle Parsons, Stella Stevens, Estée Lauder.
ESTES: Latin for "estuary." Relative: Eston. Namesake: Estes Kefauver.
ESTHER: Persian for "star." The girl with this name will certainly be a star at the Purim carnival. Relatives: Ester, Esta, Essie, Ettie, Hester, Hesther, Hettie. Namesakes: Queen Esther, Esther Williams, "Hester Prynne."
ETHAN: From the Latin for "constant." A good choice; you'll be ahead of the crowd. Relatives: Ethen, Etan. Namesakes: Ethan Allen, "Ethan Frome."
ETHEL: Old English for "noble." Relatives: Adele, Ethelred, Ethelbert. Namesakes: Ethel Merman, "Ethel Mertz," Ethelred the Unready.
ETIENNE: French variation of Stephen. A fine line of leather goods; this child will always be able to find monogrammed shoes. Relatives: Estienne, Ettie, Etta. Namesake: Etienne Aigner.
EUDOR: Greek for "good gift." Relative: Dora. Namesake: Eudora Welty.