Boys Names Beginning With E

A very long list of boys names beginning with the letter E. I hope it comes in handy.
  1. Eagle
    • Origin:

      Nature name
    • Meaning:

      "eagle, a bird"
    • Description:

      Solemn but soaring name with patriotic symbolism.
  2. Earl
    • Origin:

      English aristocratic title
    • Description:

      Earl is a title name - brought to England by the vikings - that's out of fashion right now, unlike King and Duke. Its peak popularity was in the 1920s, which gives it a dusty great-grandpa feel, but there are also younger Earls in pop culture, like the reformed criminal in "My Name is Earl".
  3. East
    • Origin:

      Word name
    • Description:

      With West one of the hottest names for boys, and North the name of a high-profile celebrity baby, can East be far behind? While Easton seems to be the version of choice for this directional name -- there were 5500 boys named Easton last year, versus, um, zero named East -- we like the simplicity of the gender-neutral East, especially for a middle name.
  4. Easton
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "east-facing place"
    • Description:

      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 was used for her son by Jenna Elfman--and by Elizabeth Rohm for her daughter.
  5. Eber
    • Eberhard
      • Origin:

        German
      • Meaning:

        "brave boar"
      • Description:

        Much more niche and obviously Germanic than its anglicised cousins Everard and Everett, but with the same strong meaning. Eberhard is hardly ever used in the US - it's only made the charts once so far, back in 1918.
    • Eclipse
      • Origin:

        English word name
      • Meaning:

        "an obscuring of light when one celestial body passes over another"
      • Description:

        An evocative word name denoting a rare celestial phenomenon when the sun and moon are aligned so that the moon casts a shadow over the Earth (a solar eclipse), or when the moon is right in front of the sun, showing only a ring of light (a lunar eclipse).
    • Edgar
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "wealthy spearman"
      • Description:

        Edgar is an Old English name historically associated with the tenth century English king known as Edgar the Peaceful. There was also a King Edgar of Scotland.
    • Efron
      • Origin:

        Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "bird, lark"
      • Description:

        This Biblical bird name, a variant of Ephron, suddenly feels like it could be usable thanks to actor Zac Efron. However, in reality, few if any parents seem to be using it yet.
    • Elbert
      • Origin:

        English variation of Albert
      • Description:

        Rocking out on the porch with buddies Hubert, Norbert, and Osbert.
    • Eleven
      • Origin:

        Word name
      • Description:

        Eleven didn't feel more namelike than any other number...until the (female) "Stranger Things" character came along. Now it seems like a possibility - albeit a rare one - for both sexes. Other associations include the number of players in a football team, and Apollo 11, the spacecraft of the first moon landing.
    • Elif
      • Origin:

        Turkish and Arabic
      • Meaning:

        "first letter in the alphabet, slender"
      • Description:

        This is the Turkish form of Alif, the name of the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. Actor Natalie Portman gave another spelling to her son, Aleph. Elif can also mean "slender", from the Turkish phrase elif gibi, literally "shaped like Elif."
    • Elm
      • 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.
    • Elmer
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "noble and renowned"
      • Description:

        Thanks to Elmer Fudd, Elmer the Cow, and even Elmer's glue, this name has become a bit of a joke -- the quintessential so-far-out-it-will-always-be-out name. But with its trendy El-beginning and popular er-ending, who knows?
    • Elmo
      • Origin:

        Italian from German
      • Meaning:

        "protector"
      • Description:

        Elmo, like fellow Sesame Street characters Kermit and Grover, has a hard time being taken seriously. (It isn't easy being red either.)
    • Elwood
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "elder tree forest"
      • Description:

        The "el-" sound is red-hot these days, and a myriad of place names and surnames give this name a wealth of possible namesakes. The main drawback is its kinship to the name of the hero of the Legally Blond series, Elle Woods, though that will fade with time.
    • Emmanuel
      • Origin:

        Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "God is with us"
      • Description:

        Emmanuel--spelled with one or two 'm's'-- was popular with early Jewish immigrants, until overused nickname Manny caused it to fade. Now, this important biblical name is being revived in its full glory.
    • Emyr
      • Origin:

        Welsh
      • Meaning:

        "king"
      • Description:

        Emyr is a name that is well-known in Wales, but little heard outside of it. There are several well-known Emyrs, from the famed Welsh novelist and poet Emyr Humphries to footballer Emyr Huws.
    • Enda
      • Origin:

        Irish
      • Meaning:

        "like a bird"
      • Description:

        An unusual Irish name which belongs to several historic Irish kings and heroes. Easy to spell and pronounce, this bouncy nature name has potential beyond Ireland's shores.
    • Ensio
      • Origin:

        Finnish
      • Meaning:

        "first"
      • Description:

        Ensio derives from the Finnish word ensimmäinen, meaning "first one."