Baby girl names beginning with E

Looking for baby name ideas for a girl that start with the 5th letter of the alphabet? We’ve got some extraordinary suggestions, along with their origin and meaning

The letter E

Complete the E section in your potential baby name lists, discover the origins and meanings of popular E names and work out whether your daughter could be an Easter, Ella or Eve

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1. Eartha

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: the earth

2. Easter

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: goddess of fertility; the title of the Christian festival used as a first name

3. Ebony

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: the name of a very black wood used as a first name

6. Edana

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: the earth
  • Also: Edna

5. Edda

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: poetry

7. Eden

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: gladness

8. Edith

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: successful war
  • Also: Editha, Edie, Edy

9. Edna

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: pleasure
  • Also: Edana

10. Edwina

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: rich friend: the feminine form of Edwin

11. Eega

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: bird which flies high

12. Effie

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: well spoken, well regarded
  • Also: Euphemia

13. Efrona

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: sweet singing bird

14. Eglentyne

  • Origin: Old French
  • Meaning: prickly
  • Also: Eglantine

15. Eileen

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: bright, shining one; the Irish form is Aileen
  • Also: Eily, Isla, Lee and Lina

16. Eilidh

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: sun, radiant

17. Eithne

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: fire
  • Also: Ethne, Ethna, Aithne, Ena (English form)

18. Ekata

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: harmony

19. Elaine

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: sun ray
  • Also: Helen

20. Eleanor

  • Origin: Old French
  • Meaning: a form of Helen, which has been used in Britain for hundreds of years
  • Also: Elinor Eleanora (Italian form) Leonora (Italian for), Ellie, Ella, Nell, Nora

21. Elfleda

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: noble or beauty

22. Elfreda

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: good counsellor; a feminine form of Alfred
  • Also: Alfreda

23. Elgiva

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: noble gift

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24. Elin

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: bright one
  • Also: Helen

25. Elise

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: God is my oath
  • Also: Elizabeth

26. Elissa

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is my oath
  • Also: Elizabeth

27. Elizabeth

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: my God is fulfillment
  • Also: Elisabeth, Bess, Bessie, Beth, Betty, Eliza, Lizzy, Liz, Liza and Libby, Elspeth (Scottish form), Elsie (Scottish form), Elsa(European form), Elissa (European form), Lisa (European form); Bettina (German and Italian forms), Elise (French form), Lisette (French form), Babette (French form)

28. Elke

  • Origin: Low German
  • Meaning: of noble birth

29. Ella

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: her
  • Also: Eleanor

30. Ellen

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: torch
  • Also: Helen

32. Elma

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: determined protector; a combination of parts of Elizabeth and Mary

33. Eloise

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: healthy
  • Also: Heloise; Abelard, Heloise

35. Elsie

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is my oath
  • Also: Elizabeth

37. Eluned

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: idol

38. Elva

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: the elf’s friend
  • Also: Elvina

39. Elvira

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: unknown

40. Emeline

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: peaceful home
  • Also: Amelia

41. Emer

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: from an Irish legend

42. Emerald

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: the name of a gem used as a first name
  • Also: Esmeralda, Esmeraldah (Spanish forms)

43. Emersyn

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: daughter of the powerful

43. Emika

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: bloom; harmony

44. Emily

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: derived from the Roman name Aemilia, meaning hardworking or rival; the name of a Roman family used as a first name
  • Also: Emilia, Emma, Millie, Emmeline (French form)

45. Emma

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: universal
  • Also: Emmie

46. Emmeline

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: work
  • Also: Amelia

47. Ena

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: passionate
  • Also: Ina

48. Enfys

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: a rainbow

49. Engelberta

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: angel; the feminine form of Engelbert
  • Also: Engelbertha

50. Enid

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: the spirit

51. Erica

  • Origin: Danish
  • Meaning: probably ruler; a name brought to Britain by the Danes; the feminine form of Eric;
  • Also: Erika

52. Erin

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: the poetic name for Ireland

53. Ermyntrude

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: universal strength

54. Ernestine

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: earnestness; the feminine form of Ernest

54. Erssike

  • Origin: Hungarian
  • Meaning: consecrated to God

55. Eshe

  • Origin: Swahili
  • Meaning: life, energy

56. Esmé

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: loved
  • Also: Esmée, Esma, Aimée (French form)

57. Esmeralda

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: emerald
  • Also: Emerald

58. Estelle

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: a star
  • Also: Estella

59. Esther

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: myrtle
  • Also: Ester, Hester, Essy, Essie, Ess, Tess, Hettie

60. Estrild

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: goddess of the rising sun

61. Etain

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: from an Irish legend
  • Also: Etan, Eadan

62. Ethel

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: of high birth

64. Etta

  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: mistress of the home
  • Also: Henrietta

65. Eudora

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: good, pleasant, gifted

66. Eugenie

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: high-born; this is the feminine form of Eugene;
  • Also: Eugenia

67. Eulalia

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: speaking sweetly

68. Eunice

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: joyous victory

69. Euphemia

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: favourable speech
  • Also: Euphemie, Effie, Fay, Faye, Phoebe

70. Eustacia

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: fruitful; the feminine form of Eustace
  • Also: Anastasia, Stacey, Stacy

72. Evadne

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: unknown

73. Evangeline

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: belonging to the Gospels

74. Eve

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: lively
  • Also: Eva, Evie, Evita (Spanish form);Eveline, Eveleen, Evelina

75. Evelyn

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: desired; a surname used as a first name.

76. Evie

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: life; breathe
  • Also: Eve

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.

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