Baby Names: Names Starting with E

 

EUGENE: From the Greek for "well-born." And your child certainly will be. Relatives: Gene, Eugenia, Eugenie. Namesakes: Eugene O'Neill, Empress Eugenie, Eugenia Falkenburg, Gene Kelly, Gene Sisket, Gene Shallit.

EUNICE: From the Greek for "victorious." Relatives: Eunyce, Unice. Namesake: Eunice Shriver.

EUSTACE: From the Greek for "fruitful." If you go with Eustace, call him Stacy. Relatives: Stace, Stacie. Namesake: "Eustace Tilley."

EVAN: Welsh variation of John. Like Ian, Ivan, and Sean, this is a popular alternative to John. Relatives: Evans, Evanston Namesakes: Evan Hunter, Walker Evans, Evanston (Ill.).

EVANGELINE: From the Greek for "messenger of good news." The heroine of the classic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Relatives: Evangelyn, Evangaline, Evangalyne.

EVE: From the Hebrew for "life." Relatives: Eva, Evy, Evie, Evita, Evander, Ev, Ava. Namesakes: Eve Arden, Evita Peron, Eva Marie Saint, "Little Eva," Ava Gardner.

EVELYN: Variation of Eve. Generally a girl's name, though in the past it was a common choice for boys. Evelyn Waugh's first wife was named Evelyn, Friends called them he-Evelyn, and she-Evelyn. Relatives: Eveline, Evalyn, Aveline, Avaline, Avelina, Avalina, Evel, Evilio, Evalina, Evelina, Evette. Namesakes: Evelyn Anthony, Evel Knievel

EVERETT: Old German for "strong boar." That's "boar," not "bore." Relatives: Everet, Everard, Eberhardt. Namesakes: Everett Dirksen, Edward Everett Horton, Chad Everett.

EWING: Origin uncertain, possibly old English for "youth." A name made famous by the "Dallas" clan on TV. Relatives: Ewan, Ewen, Ewart. Namesakes: Patrick Ewing, "J.R. Ewing."

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