English Names

Edward

Meaning: Wealthy Guardian Origin: English Tall, Protector, Rugged The Door The English name Edward derives from root words: ead Wealth weard Guard Hence the meaning of Edward is ‘Wealthy Guardian’ or some say ‘Rich Guard’ There were many kings and princes throughout history named Edward, making it a good royal moniker. There was also Saint […]

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Nordic Names

Eivind

Meaning: Fortunate Warrior Origin: Norwegian Capable, Fierce, Patriarch The Bronco The Norwegian name Eivind means ‘Fortunate Warrior’, and is alternatively spelled Eyvind. It derives from the Norse root words: ey Lucky vindur Warrior/Winner Eivind is a great option because it is unique and underused, but it sounds familiar – like names Ivan or Ives. It […]

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Slavic Names

Ekaterina

Meaning: Pure Origin: Russian Bulgarian Culinarian, Eloquent, Meaningful The Chef Ekaterina is a beautiful name, filled with culture and awe. It derives from the original Greek name Aikaterine, meaning ‘Pure’, which additionally makes it a relative of Catherine/Katherine. Ekaterina reminds me of other Slavic names like Inessa, Anzhelika, Evgenia, Agata and Lizaveta.

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Celtic Names Hebrew Names

Elan

Meaning: Oak Tree Friendly The Bright and Shining One Origin: Hebrew American Indian Welsh Dedicated, Proud, Laughing The Olympian The name Elan has varied origins and meanings, which only makes all the more endearing. Firstly it is known to be a Hebrew name which means ‘Oak Tree’. In Hebrew it is used primarily for boys. […]

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English Names

Eleanor

Meaning: God is my Light Bright and Shiny One Origin: English Jovial, Unique, Magnetic The Urbanite Eleanor is a medieval royal name that derives from Alienor, meaning is ‘God is my Light’ or ‘Bright and Shiny One’. This name came into popularity through Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. She was married, firstly to King Louis VII […]

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Oceanic Names

Elenoa

Meaning: Good is my Light Bright and Shiny One Origin: Fijian Tongan Clever, Proud, Performer The Flame The Oceanic name Elenoa is cultured and strong, but so sweet sounding as well. It derives from Eleanor and means ‘God is my Light’ or ‘Bright and Shiny One’. Chernoa, Koa, Elta, Oliana, Halitreia and Ottilie are reminiscent […]

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Hebrew Names

Elisheva

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: Hebrew Hard-Working, Delightful, Steadfast The Springbok The Hebrew name Elisheva is comprised of root words: El The Hebrew God Shava Oath The meaning ‘pledged to God‘ comes from the joining of these words. The English name Elizabeth is a derivative of this ancient name. Elisheba appears in the old testament […]

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Mythological Names Nordic Names

Elisifetta

Meaning: Pledged to God Wife of Thor Origin: Nordic Content, Committed, Understanding The Woods Elisifetta is a Nordic style name that can mean ‘Pledged to God’ as a variant of Elisiveta (from Elizabeth), or it can mean ‘Wife of Thor’ as a variant of Elisif (an Old Norse name for Sif, the mythological wife of […]

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English Names

Elizabeth

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: English Assiduous, Innocent, Reminiscing Honey Elizabeth derives from the Hebrew name Elisheva, comprised of root words: El The Hebrew God Shava Oath The meaning ‘pledged to God‘ comes from the joining of these words. The name Elizabeth appears in the Bible as the mother of John the Baptist and the […]

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English Names

Ellary

Meaning: Elder Tree Cheerful Origin: English Quick Witted, Powerful, Revered The One The English name Ellary can potentially have two meanings. The first is, that as a stand alone name, it means ‘Elder Tree’. Secondly, it is purported to derive from the name Hillary, which means ‘Cheerful’. Ellary ticks a lot of boxes at the […]

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Celtic Names English Names

Ellis

Meaning: Kind My God is YHWH Origin: Welsh English Happy, Generous, Calm The Dancer Ellis is a name with two possible heritages. The first is potentially a Welsh name, deriving from the original name Elisedd, meaning ‘Kind’. The second is being an English diminutive of Elijah, meaning ‘My God is YHWH’. Ellis seems a more […]

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Asia West Names Mythological Names Oceanic Names

Elta

Meaning: Hunter Pledged to God Origin: Vainakh Hawaiian Hardy, Calm, Nature Inspired The Fire The Vainakh name Elta comes from an ancient deity – the Vainakh god of the hunt – and means ‘Hunter’. It is also thought to be a Hawaiian variation of the name Elizabeth, meaning ‘Pledged to God’. Elta is so on […]

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Oceanic Names

Emere

Meaning: Rival Origin: Maori Competitor, Resourceful, Equal The Cat Emere (pronounced as eh-MEH-reh) is the Maori variation of the English name Emily, meaning ‘rival’. Emere mingles well with names such as Mira, Emil, Kelera, Emmera and Laoghaire (Leery).

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English Names

Emily

Meaning: Rival Origin: English Fierce, Loyal, Decisive The Tree Deriving from the Roman name Aemilius, meaning ‘Rival‘ or ‘Industrious’, the English names Emily and Emil have become quite popular options. Emily’s claim to fame came by its usage in royalty, in particular by the princess Amelia of Great Britain, whose father George III affectionately called […]

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German Names

Emmera

Meaning: Universal Power Origin: German Confident, Glowing, Eloquent The Mantis Emmera, meaning ‘Universal Power’, is a version of of the Old German name Emmerich (in more modern times, spelled Emeric). It is also the name of a town on the Rhein River in Germany. The name America also derives Emmerich. If you like classic nicknames, […]

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Hebrew Names

Esli

Meaning:Near MeOrigin:Hebrew Newcomer, Seeking, Mighty The Sender The Hebrew name Esli is found in the Bible. It means ‘Near Me’. Esli is found in the book of Luke in the new testament, listed as the son on Nagge in the genealogy of Jesus. This name reminds me of Ezri (a variation of Ezra), Zetlin, Ellis […]

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Modern American Names

Evolet

Meaning:The Promise of LifeOrigin:English – Created Clever, Playful, Decisive The Doctor The English name Evolet was created for the film 10,000 BC – in the movie they say that the name means ‘The Promise of Life’. Even though this name is created, it is stunning and is at home with other popular names such as […]

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Greek Names

Evrytania

Meaning:Thriving WaterwaysOrigin:Greek Kind, Thoughtful, Ever Dancing Eden The name Evrytania is a Greek name which means ‘Thriving Waterways’. It us also the name of an alpine region in central Greece, is capital being Karpenisi. I love this shortened to Ev, and I think she fits well with Silvretta (Silvie – and also alpine), Astoria (Story […]

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