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Boy Names Starting with E

Boy names starting with E are rising stars on the baby name charts, with Biblical stalwarts Ethan and Elijah among the most popular boys’ names.

Along with Ethan and Elijah, E names for boys ranking in the US Top 300 include Emmett, Everett, Elliot, Ezra, Enzo and Ezekiel.

Ellis is the most popular E name for boys in England, while Elias ranks highest in Sweden. Edoardo is the most popular E name for baby boys in Italy.

Unique E-starting boy names that we recommend include Edison, Edmund, and Eleazer.

Browse our masterlist of boy names beginning with E here. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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Top Boy Names Starting with E

  • Elijah

    Elijah is derived from the Hebrew name Eliyahu, composed of the elements ’el and yah, both of which refer to God. In the Old Testament, Elijah was the prophet who went to heaven... Read More 

  • Ethan

    Ethan derives from the Hebrew name Eitan. There are several Ethans in the Old Testament, the most prominent of whom, Ethan the Ezrahite, is praised for his wisdom. International variations include... Read More 

  • Eli

    Eli derives from the Hebrew ’aly, meaning “high.” In the Old Testament, Eli was the high priest and last judge of Israel, who trained the prophet Samuel. While Eli is a full name on its... Read More 

  • Ezra

    Ezra is potentially an abbreviation for the Hebrew phrase Azaryahu, meaning “Yah helps.” In the Bible, Ezra led a group of fifteen hundred Israelites out of slavery in Babylon and back to... Read More 

  • Easton

    Easton is a stylish Ivy League-ish place and surname name, more modern than Weston, on its way up for both sexes as part of the new direction baby names are taking, as in North and West. Easton... Read More 

  • Elias

    Elias, strong and charismatic, is following in the path of family members Elijah and Eli, and is also moving on up in popularity.

    Used by the English Puritans in the eighteenth century,... Read More 

  • Evan

    Evan was derived from Iefan, a Welsh version of John. John is ultimately a derivative of the Hebrew name Yochanan, comprised of the elements yo, meaning “God” and chanan, “to be... Read More 

  • Ezekiel

    Ezekiel is derived from the Hebrew name Yechezqel, composed of the elements chazaq, meaning “to strengthen,” and ’el, referring to God. Ezekiel is a prominent prophet in the Old... Read More 

  • Everett

    Everett is a statesmanlike, wintry New England name whose recent leap in popularity can be credited to its similarity to trendy girls’ names such as... Read More 

  • Emmett

    Emmett, honest and sincere, laid-back and creative, is on the rise as a male cognate of the megapopular Emma and Emily, not to mention being a character in the popular Twilight series. ... Read More