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  1. EARLEEN: Variant spelling of English Earline, meaning "nobleman, prince, warrior."
  2. EARLENE: Variant spelling of English Earline, meaning "nobleman, prince, warrior."
  3. EARLINE: Feminine form of English Earl, meaning "nobleman, prince, warrior."
  4. EARNESTINE: Feminine form of English Earnest, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."
  5. EARTHA: Old English name meaning "earth, ground."
  6. EASTER: English unisex name derived from the holiday name "Easter," which is related to Old English Eosturmónaþ/Eastermónaþ, meaning "April."
  7. EAVAN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Aoibheann, meaning "beautiful, fair form."
  8. EBONY: English name derived from the vocabulary word ebony, derived from Latin ebenus, from Greek ebenos "ebony tree," from ancient Egyptian hbny, from Hebrew eben "stone," so called because of its hard wood.
  9. ECHO: Latin form of Greek Ekho, meaning "echo, re-sound." In mythology, this is the name of an Oread (mountain nymph) who was cursed by Hera with the voice of the echo as punishment for distracting her with constant chatter. 
  10. EDA: Medieval pet form of English Edith, meaning "rich battle."
  11. EDAIN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Étaín, meaning "face" or perhaps "against" or "opposite."
  12. EDANA: Feminine form of English Edan, meaning "little fire."
  13. EDDA: Variant spelling of English Eda, meaning "rich battle." Compare with another form of Edda.
  14. EDEN (עֵדֶן): Hebrew unisex name meaning "delight" or "place of pleasure." In the bible, this is the name of the garden in which Adam and Eve lived.
  15. EDIE: Pet form of English Edith, meaning "rich battle."
  16. EDINA: Contracted form of English Edwina, meaning "rich friend."
  17. EDIT: Hungarian form of English Edith, meaning "rich battle."
  18. EDITH: Modern English form of Anglo-Saxon Eadgyð, meaning "rich battle."
  19. EDITHE: Variant spelling of English Edith, meaning "rich battle."
  20. EDNA (Hebrew: עֶדְנָה): 
    1. Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Eithne, meaning "kernel."
    2. Hebrew name meaning "delight, pleasure, rejuvenation." In the apocryphal Book of Tobit, this is the name of the mother of Sarah
  21. EDNAH: Variant spelling of Hebrew Edna, meaning "delight, pleasure, rejuvenation."
  22. EDWEENA: Variant spelling of English Edwina, meaning "rich friend."
  23. EDWENA: Variant spelling of English Edwina, meaning "rich friend."
  24. EDWINA: Feminine form of English Edwin, meaning "rich friend."
  25. EDWYNA: Variant spelling of English Edwina, meaning "rich friend."
  26. EDYTA: Polish form of English Edith, meaning "rich battle."
  27. EDYTH: Variant spelling of English Edith, meaning "rich battle."
  28. EDYTHA: Elaborated form of English Edyth, meaning "rich battle."
  29. EDYTHE: Elaborated form of English Edyth, meaning "rich battle."
  30. EFFI: Variant spelling of English Effie, meaning "Well I speak."
  31. EFFIE: English pet form of Latin Euphemia, meaning "Well I speak."
  32. EGLANTINE: English name derived from the Latin name for the "sweetbrier rose," from aculeus, meaning "spine, prickle."
  33. EILEEN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Eilín, meaning "beauty, radiance." 
  34. EIREEN: English variant spelling of Greek Eirênê, meaning "peace."
  35. EIRENE: Anglicized form of Greek Eirênê, meaning "peace." 
  36. ELAINE: Old French form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch." In Malory's Morte D'Arthur (Death of Arthur), this is the name of the tragic figure who dies of grief because Sir Lancelot is unable to return her love. 
  37. ELANOR: From the name of a Tolkien character, meaning "star sun."
  38. ELAYNE: English variant spelling of French Elaine, possibly meaning "torch."
  39. ELBA: English name borrowed from the name of an Italian island where Napoleon was exiled, derived from Latin Ilva, from Greek Aethale, meaning "soot, grime."
  40. ELDREDA: Feminine form of Middle English Eldred, meaning "old advisor."
  41. ELEA: Short form of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
  42. ELEANOR: English form of French Eléonore, meaning "foreign; the other."
  43. ELENORA: Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
  44. ELEONOR: Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
  45. ELFA: Variant spelling of Middle English Elva, meaning "elf friend."
  46. ELFLEDA: Medieval English form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelflæd, meaning "noble beauty." 
  47. ELFREDA: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Ælfþryð, meaning "elfin strength." 
  48. ELFRIDA: Variant spelling of Middle English Elfreda, meaning "elfin strength."
  49. ELFRIEDA: Variant spelling of Middle English Elfreda, meaning "elfin strength."
  50. ELIANE: English form of French Éliane, meaning "sun." Compare with another form of Eliane.
  51. ELINOR: Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
  52. ELISABETH: Anglicized form of Greek Elisabet (Hebrew Eliysheba), meaning "God is my oath." In the Old Testament bible, this is the name of the wife of Aaron. In the New Testament, it is the name of the mother of John the Baptist. Compare with another form of Elisabeth.
  53. ELIZA: Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
  54. ELIZABETH: Anglicized form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath." 
  55. ELLA: Pet form of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other." Compare with masculine Ella.
  56. ELLEN: Originally a variant spelling of English Helen, possibly meaning "torch." Now considered an independent name.
  57. ELLENOR: Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
  58. ELLERY: Variant spelling of English unisex Hillary, meaning "joyful; happy." 
  59. ELLIE: Pet form of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other." 
  60. ELLY: Variant spelling of English Ellie, meaning "foreign; the other."
  61. ELMIRA: Contracted form of Spanish Edelmira, meaning "nobly famous." In use by the English, as is its variant Almira.
  62. ELOISE: English form of French Éloise, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
  63. ELOUISE: Variant spelling of English Eloise, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
  64. ELVA: Pet form of Middle English Elvina, meaning "elf friend."
  65. ELVINA: Feminine form of Middle English Elvin, meaning "elf friend."
  66. ELYSE: English variant spelling of German Elise, meaning "God is my oath."
  67. ELYSIA (Ἠλύσια): From Greek Pedion Elysion, the name of the heavenly fields of Elysia, a section of the Underworld mentioned in Greek mythology. The mythological place name may have evolved from the designation of a place, or person, struck by lightning (enelysion, enelysios); if so, the name means "lightning-struck."
  68. ELYZABETH: Variant spelling of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
  69. EM: English short form of longer names beginning with the element Em-.
  70. EMELIA: Variant spelling of English Amelia, meaning "work."
  71. EMELIE: Swedish form of English Emily, meaning "rival."
  72. EMELINE
    1. Feminine form of French Émile, meaning "rival."
    2. Variant spelling of German Emmeline, meaning "work."
  73. EMELY: Variant spelling of English Emily, meaning "rival."
  74. EMERALD: English name derived from the name of the precious green gemstone, the birthstone of May, from Greek smaragdos, meaning "green gem." The emerald was once believed to have the power to protect chastity, ward off evil spirits, cure dysentery, epilepsy, and help poor eyesight. 
  75. EMILEE: Variant spelling of English Emily, meaning "rival."
  76. EMILINE: English variant spelling of German Emeline, meaning "work."
  77. EMILY: English name derived from Latin Emilia, meaning "rival."
  78. EMMA: Old Norman French name of Germanic origin, derived from the element ermen/irmen, meaning "entire, whole." 
  79. EMMIE: Pet form of Norman French Emma, meaning "entire, whole."
  80. EMMY: Variant spelling of Norman French Emmie, meaning "entire, whole."
  81. EMYLYNN: English variant spelling of German Emmeline, meaning "work."
  82. ENA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Eithne, meaning "kernel."
  83. ENOLA: English name of the B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb, "Little Boy," on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The pilot, Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. named the aircraft after his mother, Enola Gay Tibbets, who in turn had been named after the heroine of a novel; it is the reverse spelling of the word "alone."  
  84. ENYA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Eithne, meaning "kernel."
  85. EOWYN: Old English Tolkien invented name, meaning "horse-friend."
  86. EPHAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew unisex Eyphah, meaning "darkness" or "gloomy." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of Midian and one of Caleb's concubines.
  87. EPIPHANY: English religious name, meaning simply "epiphany."
  88. EPONA: Celtic name composed of the Gaulish elements epos "horse" and epa "mare," hence "horse-mare." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of horses and fertility.
  89. EPPIE: English pet form of Latin Euphemia, meaning "Well I speak."
  90. ERICA: Feminine form of English Eric, meaning "ever-ruler."

  91. ERICKA: Variant spelling of English Erica, meaning "ever-ruler."

  92. ERIN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Éirinn, meaning "Ireland." 

  93. ERMA: Variant spelling of German Irma, meaning "entire, whole."

  94. ERNESTINE: Feminine form of English Ernest, meaning "battle (to the death), serious business."

  95. ERYKAH: Modern variant spelling of English Erica, meaning "ever-ruler."
  96. ERYN: Variant spelling of English Erin, meaning "Ireland."
  97. ERYNN: Variant spelling of English Erin, meaning "Ireland."
  98. ESSA: English pet form of Persian Esther, meaning "star." Compare with masculine Essa.
  99. ESSENCE: English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin essentia, meaning "essence; being."
  100. ESSIE: English pet form of Persian Esther, meaning "star."
  101. ESTA: English pet form of Persian Esther, meaning "star."
  102. ESTELLE: French form of Latin Estella, meaning "star."
  103. ESTHER: Persian name derived from sitareh, meaning "star." In the bible, this is the Persian name given to the Jewish virgin Hadassah, the central character in the Book of Esther.
  104. ETHEL: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Æthel, a short form of longer names containing the element æðel, meaning "noble."
  105. ETHELDREDA: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Æðelþryð, meaning "noble strength."
  106. ETHELFLEDA: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelflæd, meaning "noble beauty."
  107. ETHELINDA: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelinda, meaning "noble serpent."
  108. ETHNA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Eithne, meaning "kernel."
  109. ETNA: Variant spelling of English Ethna, meaning "kernel." Compare with another form of Etna.
  110. ETTA: Short form of longer Latin names that end with the diminutive suffix -etta, meaning "little." 
  111. ETTIE: English pet form of Persian Esther, meaning "star." Also used as a pet form of longer names ending with the diminutive suffixes -etta and -ette, meaning "little." 
  112. EUGENIA: English form of Greek Eugeneia, meaning "well born."
  113. EUNA: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Úna, possibly meaning "famine, hunger."
  114. EUNICE: Latin form of Greek Eunike, meaning "good victory." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of Timothy's mother.
  115. EUSTACIA: Feminine form of English Eustace, meaning "fruitful." Compare with another form of Eustacia.
  116. EVA (Greek: Εὔα): 
    1. Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Aoife, probably meaning "beauty."
    2. Greek form of Hebrew Chavvah, meaning "life." In the bible, this is the name of the first woman, the mother of the entire human family.
  117. EVALYN: Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Evelyn, meaning "little Eve."
  118. EVANGELINE: English literary name composed of the Greek elements eu "good, well" and angeles "angel, messenger," and the French diminutive suffix -ine, hence "good little angel." It is a feminine form of Latin Evangelus.
  119. EVE: Anglicized form of Greek Eva (Latin Heva, Hebrew Chavvah), meaning "life." In the bible, this is the name of the first woman, Adam's wife.
  120. EVELIA: Elaborated form of English Eve, meaning "life."
  121. EVELYN
    1. Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Éibhleann, meaning "beauty, radiance."
    2. English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the Norman French personal name Aveline, meaning "little Eve."
  122. EVELYNE: Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Evelyn, meaning "little Eve."
  123. EVERETTE: Feminine form of English Everett, meaning "strong as a boar."
  124. EVERILD: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Eoforhild, meaning "boar-battle."
  125. EVETTE: Variant spelling of French Yvette, meaning "yew tree."
  126. EVIE: Pet form of English Eve, meaning "life."
  127. EVONNE: Variant spelling of French Yvonne, meaning "yew tree."
  128. FAE: Variant spelling of English Fay, meaning "fairy."
  129. FAIRUZA: English name derived from the Persian word firouzeh, meaning "turquoise." 
  130. FAITH: English name derived from the vocabulary word "faith." It is one of the Puritan virtue names; some others are Charity, Chastity, Honor, Hope, and Prudence
  131. FAITHE: Variant spelling of English Faith, meaning "faith." 
  132. FANCY: English name derived from the vocabulary word fancy, which is a contracted form of fantasy, meaning "desire, inclination, whim."
  133. FANNI: Variant spelling of English Fanny, meaning "French."
  134. FANNY: Pet form of English Frances, meaning "French." 
  135. FARAH (فراه): Arabic name meaning "joy."
  136. FARLEY: English habitational surname transferred to unisex forename use, composed of the Old English elements fearn "fern" and leah "clearing, meadow," hence "fern meadow."
  137. FARRAH: Variant spelling of Arabic Farah, meaning "joy."
  138. FAUNA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Faunus, meaning "to favor." This is an alternate name for several mythological characters including Marica, Ops, and Terra.
  139. FAWN: English name derived from the vocabulary word fawn, meaning "baby deer."
  140. FAWNA: Variant spelling of English Fawn, meaning "baby deer."
  141. FAY: English name derived from the vocabulary word fay, from Old English faie, meaning "fairy." This name was in use in the 19th century when an interest in medieval times and Arthurian legends--brought about mostly by Tennyson's Idylls of the King--led to the use of such names as Fay and Morgan, Percival, and Tristan
  142. FAYE: Variant spelling of English Fay, meaning "fairy."
  143. FEDELMA: Variant spelling of English Fidelma, meaning "hospitable."
  144. FELICE: French form of Latin Felicia, meaning "happy" or "lucky." Compare with masculine Felice.
  145. FELICIA: Feminine form of Latin Felix, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  146. FELICITY: English form of French Félicie, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  147. FELINA: English name derived from the Latin word felinus, meaning "cat-like."
  148. FELISE: English variant spelling of French Felice, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  149. FELISHA: English form of Latin Felicia, meaning "happy" or "lucky."
  150. FENELLA: Scottish Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Fionnghuala, meaning "white shoulder." 

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