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Dog Names That Start With E

  1. EchoHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek mythology name
    • Meaning:

      "echo or sound"
    • Description:

      Although this is traditionally seen as a female name, via the classical mythological nymph who pined away for Narcissus until all that remained of her was a disembodied voice — it can also be used for boys. Remember that old song, 'Little sir echo, how do you do?'
  2. ElmHeart
    • Origin:

      English, German, Norse, Danish tree name
    • Meaning:

      "red, brown"
    • Description:

      Strong, straight, and leafy, one of the new tree names used mostly as middles.
  3. ErikaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Erica
    • Description:

      This is a more spunky and Nordic looking variant of Erica, but the k also makes the connection to the beautiful flower less apparent.
  4. EireneHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "peace"
    • Description:

      Eirene, modernized to Irene, was the Greek goddess of peace. Eirene or Irene was also the name of an early empress and several saints.
  5. EndeavourHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "challenge, endeavor"
    • Description:

      Extravagant virtue name which is notably the first name of the British TV detective Inspector Morse.
  6. EduardoHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish and Italian variation of Edward
    • Meaning:

      "wealthy guardian"
    • Description:

      A stalwart of Latin nomenclature that could work just as well for Anglos. Proof lies with the celebrity birth announcement — Hilaria and Alec Baldwin named their fifth child Eduardo Pau Lucas in 2020. This doesn't seem to have much impact on other parents, though: over 900 boys received the name in 2021, but the number is steadily decreasing.
  7. ElidiHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "gift of the sun"
    • Description:

      Elidi is intriguing but potentially confusing. Try the French Elodie instead.
  8. EddyHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Edward
    • Meaning:

      "wealthy guardian"
    • Description:

      Eddy, recently used by Celine Dion for one of her twin boys, was chosen to honor Eddy Marnay, who produced her first five records. Though less common a nickname for Edward than Eddie, Eddy is used more often on its own.
  9. EnriqueHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish variation of Henry
    • Description:

      This is an appealing name that could cross cultural borders, but it has lost ground in recent years.
  10. EldenHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "noble friend"
    • Description:

      This old-fashioned name looks like it could be on the edge of a revival, following in the footsteps of Alden and Auden.
  11. EsmarieHeart
    • Origin:

      English, modern combination of Esme and Marie
    • Meaning:

      "loved, esteemed + drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"
    • Description:

      Parents have been creating their own names from existing appellations since the beginning of time. So have authors, from Shakespeare to George R. R. Martin. As far as modern attempts go, Esmarie, which combines Esme and Marie, has a nice natural flow and a sound that is very pleasant.
  12. EmmieHeart
    • Description:

      A variation of mega popular name Emma and all of her cousins, Emmie came back to the US Top 1000 for the first time in 80 years in 2016. It's phonetically the same as more popular Emmy, but this option may avoid the award show connection. We could see it rising in future years.
  13. EverdeenHeart
    • Origin:

      Fictional name
    • Description:

      With "Eve" and "Ever" names trending in a big way, The Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen’s surname definitely has first-name potential for adventurous parents. It was chosen as a nod to Bathsheba Everdene, the central character of Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd; according to the author Suzanne Collins: "The two are very different, but both struggle with knowing their hearts".
  14. EriHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "loving reason; blessing + reason; hometown blessing; picture + pear"
    • Description:

      Short and sweet Eri is a common female name in Japan that could cross cultures quite easily.
  15. EvenHeart
    • Origin:

      Norwegian
    • Meaning:

      "gift or winner"
    • Description:

      Even is a popular boys' name in Norway, derived from the Old Norse Eivindr. Another popular variation is Eivind, which is pronounced like Ivan.
  16. EmeliaHeart
    • Origin:

      Variation of Emilia or Amelia
    • Description:

      Emelia takes elements from soundalike sisters Emilia and Amelia, which actually derive from different roots and have different meanings. So rather than cobbling the two together, it's better to make a choice. Rival or work? Latin or German? Pick a lane and stick to it.
  17. EffyHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek, diminutive of Euphemia
    • Meaning:

      "fair speech"
    • Description:

      This can be a short form of any Greek girls' name starting with 'Ef', such as Efstraria or Efrosini. It has also been suggested as a possible nickname for Elizabeth.
  18. EddaHeart
    • Origin:

      Norse
    • Meaning:

      "poetry"
    • Description:

      This Old Norse girl name has a lovely meaning and a familiar yet distinctive sound.
  19. ElouanHeart
    • Origin:

      Breton and French
    • Meaning:

      "light"
    • Description:

      This beautiful Breton saint's name peaked at #127 in France in 2006. It's still in the Top 500 there today, but remains almost unknown outside of France.
  20. EtoileHeart
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "star"
    • Description:

      This French word for star sounds like even more of a celebrity-worthy choice than Star or Esther or Estella or Stella. But count on English speakers who never took high school French to stumble over the pronunciation.