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75 Baby Boy Names That Start With E

Team Peanutabout 2 months ago7 min read

So, you’re looking for a name for an extraordinary little boy who’s about to arrive in your life (or maybe who’s already here!).

Baby Boy Names That Start With E

Choosing a name is an exciting moment, and considering baby boy names that start with E can give you a lot of excellent options.

Okay, we’ll ease up on the E words now…

Let’s dive into our selection of 75 boy names that start with an E (and we’ll even throw in a few that end with E, too).

What is a name that starts with E?

Male names that start with E have a rich and varied history, from Hebrew prophets like Elijah and Ezekiel to English kings like Edmund and Edward.

But which boy names that start with the letter E are the most popular choices of parents today? Let’s take a look.

What are the most popular boy names that start with E?

Looking at data from the Social Security Administration, we can see that the most popular E name for a boy in the US in 2020 was:

  1. Elijah
    Coming in at a solid number four on the list of the top 10 boys’ names of 2020, Elijah is a Hebrew name that means “my God is Yahweh”. Elijah is also the name of a prophet and worker of miracles in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).

Popular boys’ names starting with E from the 2010s

Along with Elijah, what other E names for boys have been popular in recent years?

Here are 11 more E names that made the top 200 list of male names in the 2010s:

  1. Ethan: Hebrew origin, meaning “firm” and “strong”.
  2. Eli: Either Greek origin, meaning “defender of man”, or Hebrew origin, meaning “high” or “my God”.
  3. Evan: From the Welsh name Iefan (a version of “John”), meaning “God is gracious”.
  4. Easton: English origin, meaning “from the East town”.
  5. Elias: A Greek version of the name Elijah.
  6. Ezra: Hebrew origin, meaning “helper”.
  7. Eric: Old Norse origin, from the name Eirikr, meaning “forever ruler” or “ever powerful”. The name can also be spelled: Erik.
  8. Ezekiel: Hebrew origin, meaning “God will strengthen”. Elisha was another prophet in the Hebrew Bible.
  9. Emmett: This was originally used as an English surname. It’s the masculine version of the name Emma, meaning “whole” or “complete”.
  10. Edward: Old English origin, meaning “rich guard”. A name long linked to English royalty, from Edward the Elder (son of Alfred the Great) in the 10th century to Queen Elizabeth II’s son, Prince Edward, in the 21st.
  11. Emmanuel: Hebrew origin, meaning “God is with us”.

Popular boys’ names starting with E from the 1910s

You might have noticed that many of the popular boy names that start with E from the 2010s have a distinctly biblical flavor.

That’s a big shift from a century ago when names of Old English origin were much more in vogue.

In fact, the only E name to make it onto the top 200 lists from both the 2010s and the 1910s is the classically royal Edward.

The other E names that made it onto the 1910s list are:

  1. Earl: Old English origin. Derived from the word “eorl”, meaning “nobleman” or “warrior”, earl became an aristocratic title in England.
  2. Ernest: Germanic origin, meaning “serious”.
  3. Eugene: Greek origin, derived from the word “eugenes,” meaning “noble” or “well-born”.
  4. Elmer: Old English origin, meaning “noble” and “famous”.
  5. Edwin: Old English origin, meaning “rich friend”.
  6. Edgar: Old English origin, meaning “fortunate” and “powerful”.
  7. Everett: Originally an English surname, Everett means “brave boar”.
  8. Eddie: A short version of Edward!
  9. Edmund: Old English or Irish origin, meaning “wealthy protector”.
  10. Earnest: Another way of spelling Ernest.
  11. Emil: Also spelled Emile, it’s a name of French origin, meaning “rival” or “trying to excel”.
  12. Ervin: Old English origin, meaning “boar friend”.
  13. Elbert: Old English origin, meaning “noble” or “famous”.
  14. Ellis: An English version of the name Elijah.

What are some celebrity male names starting with E?

Want a little celebrity inspiration for your baby boy’s name?

Let’s take a look at 10 names beginning with E belonging to famous men from past and present:

  1. Edison: For Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb and the motion picture camera (among many other things). Edison is an English name, meaning “son of Edward”.
  2. Elmo: Yep, the red Muppet from Sesame Street, and also the patron saint of sailors. Elmo is a version of the English name Elmer (number 16 on our list).
  3. Elton: For the legendary English musician, Elton John. Elton is another English name, meaning “from the old town”.
  4. Elvis: For The King of rock ‘n’ roll himself, Elvis Presley. It’s a name of Scandinavian origin, meaning “all-wise”.
  5. Emerson: For American author Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson is of German origin, meaning “brave” and “powerful”.
  6. Ephron: Actor Zac Efron has a spelling variation of this name for his surname. It’s from a Hebrew word, meaning “fawn-like”.
  7. Erasmus: From the great Dutch scholar and philosopher of the Renaissance era. The name is of Greek origin, meaning “beloved”.
  8. Errol: After the Hollywood star Errol Flynn. Errol is also the name of a village in Scotland and an owl in the Harry Potter books. It’s a Scottish variation on the name Earl (number 13 on our list).
  9. Euclid: After the Greek mathematician, who’s often called the “father of geometry.” The name means “very glorious”.
  10. Evander: From Evander Holyfield, the American boxing champion. Aptly, this Scottish name means “strong man”.

More ideas for baby boy names that start with E

Not found an E name you love yet? Here are 39 more names that might suit your little boy:

  1. Eagle
  2. Ean
  3. Earnhardt
  4. Edmar
  5. Egypt
  6. Ekene
  7. Ekon
  8. Eldorado
  9. Elex
  10. Elie
  11. Eliot
  12. Elisha
  13. Elison
  14. Elliott
  15. Ellison
  16. Emiliano
  17. Emilio
  18. Enda
  19. Enej
  20. Enno
  21. Enoch
  22. Enos
  23. Enrique
  24. Enzo
  25. Ephraim
  26. Ernst
  27. Eron
  28. Espen
  29. Essex
  30. Esteban
  31. Euan
  32. Eugenio
  33. Evangel
  34. Evangelin
  35. Evangelo
  36. Evans
  37. Everest
  38. Ewan
  39. Ezio

What are boy names that end with E?

If you’re keen to pick a name that not only starts but also ends with E, you could try:

  1. Eagle
  2. Eddie
  3. Ekene
  4. Elie
  5. Emile
  6. Enrique
  7. Eugene

Plus, here are 15 bonus boys’ names that begin with all kinds of letters but end with that all-important E:

  1. Ambrose
  2. Archie
  3. Bruce
  4. Drake
  5. Duke
  6. George
  7. Jamie
  8. Joe
  9. Jose
  10. Lawrence
  11. Pierce
  12. Prince
  13. Reece
  14. Wade
  15. Zayne

We hope our list of 75 boy names that start with E has left you feeling energized and enthused (sorry, couldn’t resist) about your baby-name search. Good luck!

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