First Letter same as Last GIRLS

  1. Earlene
    • Origin:

      Feminine form of Earl, English aristocratic title
    • Description:

      Earlene is even more out of style than Earl. These are among the names that have not been revived ala the Hundred Year Rule.
  2. Edie
    • Origin:

      English, diminutive of Edith
    • Meaning:

      "prosperous in war"
    • Description:

      Edie is part of the Evie-Ellie et al family of cute and friendly short forms that sometimes stand on its own. Briefly popular in the 1960s, it could well be due for rediscovery. It's already a fashionable choice in the UK, where it has ranked just outside the Top 100 for several years.
  3. Edythe
    • Effie
      • Origin:

        English diminutive of Euphemia, Greek
      • Meaning:

        "pleasant speech"
      • Description:

        Effie is the old-fashioned short form for Euphemia. It shares a vintage charm with Hattie and Letty although is much rarer than either. Effie is a character in The Hunger Games and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
    • Eglantine
      • Origin:

        French botanical name
      • Description:

        This name for the sweetbriar shrub is a bit too reminiscent of eggplant.
    • Eithne
      • Origin:

        Gaelic
      • Meaning:

        "nut kernel"
      • Description:

        Pretty and soulful name of a goddess from Irish mythology and several Irish saints. Singer Enya, born Eithne Ní Bhraonáin, has made the Anglicized spelling familiar. Eithne comes from the vocabulary word "kernel", which was used as a term of praise in old bardic poetry.
    • Elaine
      • Origin:

        French and Scottish
      • Meaning:

        "bright, shining light"
      • Description:

        This old Scottish form of Helen has had quite a history, going from appearing as one of the shining heroines of the Arthurian legends, the princess who fell in love with Sir Lancelot and became the mother of Sir Galahad, referred to as 'Elaine the fair' and 'Elaine the lovable', to being the name of the most famous of New York's celebrity restaurants, to being the archetypal New York neurotic on Seinfeld.
    • Elanee
      • Elanore
        • Elayne
          • Eleanore
            • Origin:

              French variation of Eleanor
            • Description:

              The final e introduces pronunciation questions. Is Eleanor pronounced just like Eleanor, or is it the more elaborate el-LAY-ah-nor? Or something else?
          • Eliane
            • Origin:

              Variation of Eliana, Hebrew
            • Meaning:

              "sun"
            • Description:

              Eliane is a melodic name with the very fashionable El- beginning. Lovely and lilting as it is, be aware that there are many El- variations around these days, and little girls called Ellie as a result.
          • Elide
            • Elinore
              • Elise
                • Origin:

                  French variation of Elizabeth
                • Meaning:

                  "pledged to God"
                • Description:

                  Elise is one of those golden names that stylish but not TOO popular. Its appeal is due in large part to its French flair and to the love for El-names in general.
              • Elizabelle
                • Origin:

                  Compound name, blending Elizabeth and Isabelle
                • Meaning:

                  "God is my oath"
                • Description:

                  What do you do when you love two variations of the same name that also sound quite distinct? One option is to blend them together and keep the best of both. Elizabelle - and Elizabella - have been in use since the 2000s, though they haven't caught on just yet. Possibly divisive, but both are rather pleasing to say.
              • Elke
                • Origin:

                  Dutch, German, and Frisian, diminutive of Adelheid
                • Meaning:

                  "noble"
                • Description:

                  Though she has long stood on her own, Elke has many longer cross-cultural connections, to the Dutch/German/Scandinavian Adelheid and Alice and the English Adelaide, as a feminine version of Elkanah and as a Yiddish form of Eleanor.
              • Ellamae
                • Origin:

                  Combination of Ella and Mae
                • Description:

                  Ellamae was given to a record 80 baby girls in 2021, although the data doesn't record punctuation, so we don't know how many of those will actually go by Ella Mae or Ella-Mae. It's a modern smoosh name with a sweet, old-timey feel.
              • Elle
                • Origin:

                  French
                • Meaning:

                  "she"
                • Description:

                  Combine the charming heroine of the movie Legally Blonde with supermodel Elle Macpherson and the trend toward all names beginning with "el"—Ellie, Ella, Eleanor—and you have one hit name.
              • Ellene