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First Name Directory - Starting with E

This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.

Eleanor (usually pronounced /ˈɛlənɔːr/ in North America but /ˈɛlənə/ elsewhere, variants Elinor, Ellinor, Elenor, Eleanore, Eleanour, Eleonor(a) among others; short form Leonor and variants) is a feminine given name. It was the name of a number of women of the high nobility in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages, originally from a Provençal name Aliénor.
Eleanor is a feminine given name. The meaning of the name Eleanor is unclear. Eleanor of Aquitaine, actually old French Aliénor, is the first known Namensträgerin. Following explanations are discussed:
Élodie or Elodie is a French feminine given name, the French form of the historic female name in turn may derive from a Visigothic name Alodia.
Éliane is a French feminine given name.
Élise, Elise or Elize is a feminine given name of French origin.
Émilie is a French feminine given name.
Emmanuelle is a French feminine given name. It may refer to:
Edwige is a French female given name. It may refer to:
Élodie is a French feminine given name, a variant of Alodia, possibly a Gothic name with elements Ala "other, foreign"(?) and od "wealth, heritage". The given name was popularized via veneration of Saint Alodia, a 9th-century martyr.
Evangeline is a French feminine given name of Greek Evaggelia and may appoint several designations. It consists of the prefix ev (good, good) and the word Aggelia (= new) with the French suffix - INE. The name means "Good news".

In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.

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