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Girl Names Starting With E

Girl names starting with the letter E have long been dominated by mega popular Emma, former top name Emily, and classic Elizabeth.

Along with this powerhouse trio, girl names starting with E in the US Top 100 include Evelyn, Ella, and Eleanor, with Eliza and Elena rising fast. Emma is also the most popular E name for girls internationally, with other top E names including Elise in France and Evi in the Netherlands.

With the stylishness of vowel beginnings, you also might want to consider such unique E names for girls as the traditional Edith, the fun-loving Eulalia, and the unisex Ellery.

Here, our full collection of girl names beginning with E. 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 Girl Names Starting with E

  • Emma

    Emma originated as a diminutive for Germanic names beginning with the ermen root. A very old royal name well used throughout the centuries—Queen Emma married King Ethelred the Unready in... Read More 

  • Evelyn

    Evelyn was originally a surname that derived from the French feminine given name Aveline. However, when it transitioned into first name use, Evelyn was considered a masculine name. Variations... Read More 

  • Emily

    Emily was derived from the Roman name Aemilia, which may have evolved from the Latin word aemulus, meaning “hardworking” or “rival.” Amelia, although similar, has separate origins — it... Read More 

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth is derived from the Hebrew name Elisheva, formed by the components ’el, meaning “God,” and shava’, “oath.” In the Bible, Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist,... Read More 

  • Ella

    Ella has parallel derivations, first as the Norman variation of the Germanic Alia—itself a nickname for names containing the element ali. It’s also a Hebrew name, referring to a tree in... Read More 

  • Eleanor

    While some think Eleanor is a variation of Helen via Ellen, it actually derives from the Provencal phrase alia Aenor, meaning "other Aenor," used to distinguish the original Eleanor, who... Read More 

  • Ellie

    Ellie derived as a nickname for names beginning with El-, such as Eleanor, Ellen, and Elizabeth. It is increasingly being used as a standalone name, particularly in the UK. Ellie is the standard... Read More 

  • Everly

    Everly originated as a toponymic surname derived from the Old English roots eofor, meaning “boar,” and leah, “clearing.” It is related to the Germanic name Eberhard, meaning... Read More 

  • Emilia

    Emilia is the feminine form of the Roman clan name Aemilius, which derived from the Latin aemulus, meaning “rival.” In Shakespeare’s Othello, Emilia is the wife of Iago and... Read More 

  • Elena

    Elena, a pan-European version of Helen, has roots in Spanish, Italian, Slavic, and Romanian, among others. Helen, the name from which it derives, came from the Greek word helene, meaning... Read More