If you’re looking for a baby girl name that starts with E, you’ve come to the right place.
Lots of the names on this list have Greek or Hebrew origins, with the prefix El- in these languages linking to God and light.
We’ve also found some vintage E girls’ names we’d love to see revived, and some names with a truly modern vibe.
Let’s take a look.
Baby girl names that start with E
Over the last 100 years, the most popular girls’ name by far has been Mary.
But there are also a handful of E names for girls on this list. These A-listers (or should we say E-listers) are:
And this year in the U.K., E names for girls are looking very popular. All of these make it into the top 100:
More female names that start with E
E girl names have a classic, timeless feel that will suit a baby girl, a teenager, and an adult who’s grown up to run the show. Here are some of our favorites.
- Earla: A name fit for a noblewoman or princess.
- Earvette: An old English name meaning “sea friend”.
- Ebba: Meaning “brave”, this is a vintage Scandinavian name.
- Eberta: Meaning “bright”.
- Ebony: After the dark wood.
- Edie: Meaning “wealth” and “fortune”.
- Edith: After the success of Downton Abbey, we’re surprised that this name isn’t heard in the playground more often.
- Edna: Another vintage name that’s worth revisiting.
- Effie: Meaning “well-spoken”.
- Eileen: A name with Celtic roots.
- Elanna: The first of many Greek names on this list. Like many of the others, it has connections to rays of sun and light.
- Eldoris: A Spanish name meaning “gold”.
- Eleana or Eleanna: Meaning “God has answered”.
- Electra or Elektra: Another Greek name, this time with superhero vibes, it means “shining”, “bright”, or “radiant”.
- Elene: Another name meaning “sunray”, this could be great for a spring or summer baby.
- Elenora: Meaning “shining light”.
- Eleora: A beautiful girl’s name that starts with E and means “God is my light”.
- Elesia: Meaning “God is my oath”.
- Elethea: Meaning “truth”.
- Elfie: A magical Irish name.
- Elfreda or Elfrieda: A sprightly name from old German legends.
- Elga: Meaning “holy”.
- Eli: Did someone say future C.E.O? This name means “smart woman”.
- Elia: Meaning “God has answered”.
- Eliese or Eliesse: Meaning “God’s promise”.
- Elina: Another one of those sunshine names that stems from Greek.
- Elisha: Meaning “God is salvation”.
- Elis: A variation on the boy’s name Elijah.
- Elisabeth or Elizabeth: “God is my oath”. Beth is an excellent nickname, though we hear the Queen herself uses Lillibet.
- Elisia or Elisse: A Latin name that’s fairly rare but has still been consistently used for the last 50 years.
- Eliza: A nickname for Elizabeth that stands on its own. Could Hamilton be related to its recent rise in popularity?
- Elka or Elke: A German name meaning “noble”.
- Elkana: A girl’s name that starts with E and means “God has made”.
- Ellen: The original Greek name that many of the others on this list are related to. It’s connected to Helen of Troy.
- Elma: Related to the German “Helm”, which means “helmet”, or “protection”.
- Elmeena: A longer form of Elma.
- Elmeera or Elmeeria: An Arabic name meaning “princess”.
- Elodea: A flower that grows in the marshlands of Greece.
- Elosia: From the German meaning “famous warrior”.
- Elsa: Like Elizabeth, this name means “God is my oath”. There’s a high chance your daughter might be given this name if she’s going to be a younger sister to a sibling who loves Frozen.
- Elspeth: A Scottish short form of Elizabeth.
- Elthea: A healing herb that goes back to ancient Greece.
- Elva: An Irish name meaning “white” and “bright”.
- Elvira: Meaning “foreign” and “true”.
- Emaleen or Emaline: Meaning “peaceful home”.
- Emani: An old Persian name meaning “faith” and “believer”.
- Emanuella or Emanuelle: Often seen as a boy’s name, this means “God is with us” and is just as beautiful for a girl.
- Emblyn: Another name meaning “peaceful home”.
- Emelda: This name has similar roots to Emily and means “rival”, “laborious”, and “eager”.
- Emer: An Irish name meaning “swift”.
- Emerald: After the precious green stone
- Emerson: Great for a boy or a girl.
- Emery: a shorter form of Emerson.
- Emilia: A variation on Amelia, meaning “strength”.
- Enid: Meaning “soul” or “life”, this name is originally Welsh.
- Ennis: An Irish name.
- Enya: Made famous by the singer, this is an Irish name meaning “kernel”.
- Eolande: A Spanish name for a purple flower
- Epiphania: Another Spanish name connected to the Epiphany, the celebration of the end of Christmas.
- Eponine: This name has a strong connection to the musical Les Miserables where things don’t end well for Eponine. It’s still a gorgeous French name.
- Erica: A strong name meaning “forever” and “ruler”.
- Esmerelda: A name connected to emeralds in Spanish.
- Esperanza: Meaning “hope”.
- Essie: From Persian, this name means “star”.
- Estefania: Meaning “crown”.
- Estelle: Another star name, this time from Latin.
- Esther: And yet another starry name from Hebrew.
- Ethel: An English name meaning “noble”.
- Etta: A musical name.
- Eugenia or Eugenie: Famously given to a princess in the U.K., this name means “nobility” and “excellence”.
- Eva: Meaning “life”.
- Evana: Meaning “beautiful bird”.
- Evangeline: Meaning “good news”.
- Eve: Like the variation Eva, this name means “life”.
- Everleigh or Everley: An old English name.
- Evita: The third name on this list with connections to musical theatre. Evita means “living one”.
- Evonne: Meaning “yew tree”.
- Ezra: This name, meaning “helper”, is used as a male name in the Bible, but we think it’s great for either gender.
What are rare girl names that start with E?
If you’re looking for E names for girls that really stand out, look no further:
What is a unique name that starts with E?
What is a unique name for a girl? For a name that you’re not going to hear anywhere else, what about:
Ember is a beautiful and unique girl’s name starting with E. It was hardly heard at all until recently, but we think this is going to change soon.
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