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Baby boy names beginning with E

Looking for baby name ideas for a boy that start with the 5th letter of the alphabet? We’ve got some exceptional, eye-catching, elegant names along with their origin and meaning

The letter E

Are you trying to find the perfect name for your baby boy? Find inspiration by reading our list of baby boy names beginning with E along with their origins and meanings

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1. Eachan

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: a horseman
  • Also: Eachaun, Eacheann

2. Eamon

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: the Irish form of Edmund
  • Also: Eamonn

3. Earl

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: nobleman; derived from the noble title
  • Also: Erle

4. Eashan

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: Lord Vishnu

5. Eaton

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: island settlement

6. Ebenezer

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: stone of help; the name was used originally by the Puritans
  • Also: Eben, Eb

7. Edan

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: little fire
  • Also: Aidan, Aiden

8. Eddy

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: a whirlpool of water running against the tide, derived from the old English word ed, meaning ‘again, back’

9. Edelmar

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: noble
  • Also: Edel (German form)

10. Edet

  • Origin: Nigerian
  • Meaning: born on a market day

11. Edgar

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Spear of fortune
  • Also: Ed, Eddie

12. Edmund

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: protection of happiness
  • Also: Ed, Eddie, Ned, Ted; Edmond (French form)

13. Edric

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: wealthy chief

14. Edward

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: happy guardian
  • Also: Ted, Ned, Ed, Eddie

15. Edwin

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: friend
  • Also: Ed

16. Egan

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: little bright-eyed one

17. Egbert

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: bright sword
  • Also: Bert

18. Ekon

  • Origin: Nigeria
  • Meaning: strong

19. Eilir

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: butterfly

20. Eito

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: prosperous person

21. Ekevu

  • Origin: African
  • Meaning: intelligent, sensible

22. Elder

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: a senior person

23. Eldon

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: Ella’s Hill

24. Eleazer

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: helped by God

25. Elfed

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: Autumn

26. Elias

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Jehovah is God
  • Also: Elijah, Eli

27. Elliot

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Anglicised version of Elias; Jehovah is God

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28. Ellis

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: kind, benevolent

29. Ellison

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: son of Elias

30. Elgar

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: noble spear, implying protection and defence, from the old English aethel, meaning noble, and gar, meaning spear

31. Elmer

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: noble defender
  • Also: Aylmer

32. Elmore

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: river bank

33. Elton

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: a place name used as a first name; the name was made famous by the singer Elton John

34. Elvin

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: noble friend
  • Also: Elwin

35. Elvis

  • Origin: possibly Old English or Norse
  • Meaning: Multiple meanings although 'all wise' is most common; a name made famous by Elvis Presley

36. Emanuel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God with us; the name given by the prophet Isaiah to the Messiah
  • Also: Manny, Manuel (Spanish form)

37. Emlyn

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: unknown; possibly derived from a Welsh place name

38. Emmett

  • Origin: Hebrew/German/English
  • Meaning: Universal; also the male version of Emma
  • Also: Emmet, Emmot, Emmott

39. Emrys

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: immortal

40. Enej

  • Origin: Slovenian
  • Meaning: praise

41. Engelbert

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: angel

42. Ennis

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: leader

43. Enoch

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: skilled, dedicated

44. Enzo

  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: last hope; the first name of the founder of Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari

45. Eoin

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Irish form of John

46. Ephraim

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: fruitful
  • Also: Eph

47. Erasmus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: beloved
  • Also: Erastus, Ras, Rastus

48. Eric

  • Origin: Danish
  • Meaning: probably ruler; a name brought to Britain by the Danes
  • Also: Erik, Rick, Rickie, Ricky

49. Ernest

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: earnestness
  • Also: Earnest, Ern, Ernie

50. Errol

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: nobleman, warrior

51. Erskine

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: blood on the knife

52. Erwin

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: honourable friend

53. Esau

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Hairy

54. Esmond

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: protection from above

55. Ethan

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: firm

56. Etienne

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: garland, crown

57. Eucal

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: from the Greek eus, meaning ‘good’, and kaluptos, meaning ‘covered’

58. Eugene

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: well-born
  • Also: Eoghan and Eoan (Irish forms) Ewan, Ewen, Euan (Scottish forms), Owen, Gene

59. Eustace

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: fruitful
  • Also: Stacey, Stacy

60. Evan

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: the Lord are gracious
  • Also: John

61. Evelyn

  • Origin: French/English
  • Meaning: desired, wished for; also used as a girl’s name

62. Everard

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: brave boar
  • Also: Ewart (Scottish form), Everett

63. Ewan

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: youth; born of the yew tree
  • Also: Ewen, Euan

64. Ezekiel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: strengthened by God
  • Also: Zeke

65. Ezra

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: helper

About our author Catherine Ball

Catherine Ball is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about parenting and health. She has been a journalist for 20 years, writing for a wide range of regional and national publications. She is also mum to 4 children between the ages 3 and 12, so has drawn up many, many lists of baby names over the past few years.

Illustration: Emma Winchester

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