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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.

Edna (Hebrew: עֶדְנָה‎‎) is a female given name originating from several languages. In Hebrew, it means "pleasure". Various women named Edna are referenced in the Old Testament apocryphal books Jubilees (where the wives of Enoch, Methuselah, and Terah are all so named) and Tobit. The name Edna may also be an Anglicized form of the Irish and Scottish name Eithne, meaning "kernel" in Gaelic. This was a very popular girl's name in the United States in the early 20th century, but has since become unfashionable. It is also a very rare surname. Edna, as derived from Hebrew, is closely related etymologically to the name Eden.
Erin is a Hiberno-English derivative of the Irish word "Éirinn". "Éirinn" is the dative case of the Irish word for Ireland - "Éire", genitive "Éireann", the dative being used in prepositional phrases such as "go hÉirinn" "to Ireland", "in Éirinn" "in Ireland", "ó Éirinn" "FROM IRELAND". The dative has replaced the nominative in a few regional Irish dialects (particularly Galway-Connamara and Waterford). Poets and nineteenth-century Irish nationalists used Erin in English as a romantic name for Ireland. Often, "Erin's Isle" was used. In this context, along with Hibernia, Erin is the name given to the female personification of Ireland, but the name was rarely used as a given name, probably because no saints, queens, or literary figures were ever called Erin.
Earlene is a given name, the feminine equivalent of the name Earl. Both names derive from Old English term eorl, meaning "nobleman" or "chieftain". The name may also be related to the Irish Gaelic names Arleen and Arlene, which mean "the pledge".
Emer is an Irish female given name, possibly derived from eimh meaning "sent" (also known as "swift"), or by the eponymous Irish mythology Emer. Eimear is a younger version of the name.
Eimear is an Irish female given name variant of Éimhear. Another (older) variant of the name is Emer with the possible derivation of eimh meaning "sent" (also known as "swift") or may be derived from the eponymous Irish mythology Emer.
Eithne (pronunciation [ˈɛnʲə], [ˈɛhnʲə]) is a female Irish given name. It means "small fire". Etymologically, the male first name Aidan is equal to him.

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