E Names – Baby names starting with E

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Eachna

Meaning of the Irish name Eachna. Listen and learn how to pronounce Eachna so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From each meaning “steed, horse.” The daughter of a king of the Irish province of Connacht, she was renowned for both her beauty and her fashion sense. “A smock of royal silk she had next to her skin, over that an outer tunic of soft silk and around her a hooded mantle of crimson fastened on her breast with a golden brooch.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Eachna

PRONUNCIATION: eack + na”

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Ealga

Meaning of the Irish name Ealga. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ealga so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: “noble, brave.” The poetic name for Ireland, Innis Ealga, means “The Noble Isle.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Ealga

PRONUNCIATION: ale + ga”

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Eavan

Meaning of the name Eavan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Eavan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: aoibhinn ”pleasant, beautiful sheen, of radiant beauty.” Often interpreted as “little Eve.” One Aoibheann was the mother of St. Enda of Aran who died c. 530 AD.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Eavan Aoibheann

PRONUNCIATION: eve + een”

ENGLISH: Eavan

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Eibhleann

Meaning of the Irish name Eibhleann. Listen and learn how to pronounce Eibhleann so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: aoibheann “pleasant, beautiful, radiant.” “Eibhlin a Ruan” was a 17th century love-song composed by the harpist Cearbhall O’Dalaigh who used it to persuade his beloved to elope with him on her wedding day and it is still a popular piece of music at Irish weddings.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Eibhleann Eibhlin

PRONUNCIATION: ave + linn” or “eve + linn”

ENGLISH: Eileen, Elaine

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Eileen

Meaning of the name Eileen. Listen and learn how to pronounce Eileen so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: aoibheann “pleasant, beautiful, radiant.” “Eibhlin a Ruan” was a 17th century love-song composed by the harpist Cearbhall O’Dalaigh who used it to persuade his beloved to elope with him on her wedding day and it is still a popular piece of music at Irish weddings.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Eileen Eibhleann Eibhlin

PRONUNCIATION: ave + linn” or “eve + linn”

ENGLISH: Eileen

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Eimear

Meaning of the Irish name Eimear. Listen and learn how to pronounce Eimear so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Eimear possessed the “Six Gifts of Womanhood” – “beauty, a gentle voice, sweet words, wisdom, needlework and chastity!” She was bethrothed to the warrior Cuchulainn (read the legend) when they were children and they loved each other very deeply. But Cuchulainn had “a wandering eye” and Eimear endured this, realizing “everything new is fair,” but when he made love to Fand, wife of the sea god Manannan, Eimear confronted the lovers. After seeing the strength of Fand’s love she offered to withdraw. Touched by this display of unselfishness, Fand left Cuchulainn and returned to the sea. When Cuchulainn died Eimear spoke movingly and lovingly at his graveside.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Eimear Emer

PRONUNCIATION: ee + mer”

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Einin

Meaning of the Irish name Einin. Listen and learn how to pronounce Einin so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: A contemporary name ean + the diminutive -in means “little bird.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Einin

PRONUNCIATION: a + neen”

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Eithne

Meaning of the Irish name Eithne. Listen and learn how to pronounce Eithne so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: eithne means “kernel of a nut or seed” but it may also be related to Aidan meaning “little fire.” There are at least nine St. Eithnes. One 6th century St. Eithne was the mother of St. Columba. Before the birth of her son an angel appeared to her displaying a beautifully colored cloak covered with wonderful flowers. When she reached for the cloak it rose into the air, and spreading out, floated over land and sea until it seemed to rest upon the hills of a distant land. This vision foretold that her little son was to travel over the seas and there win great distinction and honour.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Eithne Eitna

PRONUNCIATION: en + ya”

ENGLISH: Enya

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Elaine

Meaning of the name Elaine. Listen and learn how to pronounce Elaine so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: aoibheann “pleasant, beautiful, radiant.” “Eibhlin a Ruan” was a 17th century love-song composed by the harpist Cearbhall O’Dalaigh who used it to persuade his beloved to elope with him on her wedding day and it is still a popular piece of music at Irish weddings.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Elaine Eibhleann Eibhlin

PRONUNCIATION: ave + linn” or “eve + linn”

ENGLISH: Elaine

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Elizabeth

Meaning of the name Elizabeth. Listen and learn how to pronounce Elizabeth so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: Form of Isabel which is a Spanish form of the Hebrew nameElisheba, meaning “God is my oath.” Forms of Elizabeth have always been popular throughout the Celtic world.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Elizabeth Sibeal

PRONUNCIATION: shib + ale”

ENGLISH: Elizabeth

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Ena

Meaning of the name Ena. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ena so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: The feminine of the name Aidan meaning “little fire.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Ena Aednat

PRONUNCIATION: ey + nit”

ENGLISH: Ena

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Enat

Meaning of the name Enat. Listen and learn how to pronounce Enat so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: The feminine of the name Aidan meaning “little fire.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Enat Aednat

PRONUNCIATION: ey + nit”

ENGLISH: Enat

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Enda

Meaning of the Irish name Enda. Listen and learn how to pronounce Enda so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: ean means “bird” and suggests “birdlike” or “freedom of spirit.” St. Enda was a sixth-century monk associated with the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. The name is used for boys and girls.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Enda

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Enya

Meaning of the name Enya. Listen and learn how to pronounce Enya so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: eithne means “kernel of a nut or seed” but it may also be related to Aidan meaning “little fire.” There are at least nine St. Eithnes. One 6th century St. Eithne was the mother of St. Columba. Before the birth of her son an angel appeared to her displaying a beautifully colored cloak covered with wonderful flowers. When she reached for the cloak it rose into the air, and spreading out, floated over land and sea until it seemed to rest upon the hills of a distant land. This vision foretold that her little son was to travel over the seas and there win great distinction and honour.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Enya Eithne Eitna

PRONUNCIATION: en + ya”

ENGLISH: Enya

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Eamon

Meaning of the Irish name Eamon. Listen and learn how to pronounce Eamon so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Is the Irish form of Old English ead “”rich”” + mund “”guardian””, and implies “”guardian of the riches.”” In more recent times the name has been given to honor Eamon De Valera who was President of Ireland for 14 years, the maximum allowed, from 1959 to 1973.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Eamon Eamonn

PRONUNCIATION: “”aim + an””

ENGLISH: Edmond, Edmund

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Etain

Meaning of the Irish name Etain. Listen and learn how to pronounce Etain so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: From et meaning “jealousy.” Etain surpassed all other women of her time in beauty and gentleness and thus was an object of jealousy herself. When the fairy king Midir fell in love with her his wife, Fuamnach, transformed Etain into a scarlet fly that was blown over the ocean for seven years. When she was finally able to return to Ireland she fell into a glass of wine which was drunk by a woman who longed for a child. In this way Etain was reborn and she later married a High King of Ireland.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Etain

PRONUNCIATION: e + tane”

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Edmond

Meaning of the name Edmond. Listen and learn how to pronounce Edmond so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Is the Irish form of Old English ead “”rich”” + mund “”guardian””, and implies “”guardian of the riches.”” In more recent times the name has been given to honor Eamon De Valera who was President of Ireland for 14 years, the maximum allowed, from 1959 to 1973.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Edmond Eamon Eamonn

PRONUNCIATION: “aim + an”

ENGLISH: Edmond

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Eva

Meaning of the name Eva. Listen and learn how to pronounce Eva so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: “beautiful, radiant, joyful.” Known as the greatest woman warrior in the world, Aoife was the mother of Cuchulainn’s (read the legend) only son, Connlach. Aoife Dearg (“Red Aoife”) was a daughter of a king of Connacht who had her marriage arranged by St. Patrick himself. In 2003 Aoife was the third most popular Irish girls name for babies in Ireland.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Eva Aoife

PRONUNCIATION: ee + fa”

ENGLISH: Eva

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Edmund

Meaning of the name Edmund. Listen and learn how to pronounce Edmund so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Is the Irish form of Old English ead “”rich”” + mund “”guardian””, and implies “”guardian of the riches.”” In more recent times the name has been given to honor Eamon De Valera who was President of Ireland for 14 years, the maximum allowed, from 1959 to 1973.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Edmund Eamon Eamonn

PRONUNCIATION: “aim + an”

ENGLISH: Edmund

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Eveleen

Meaning of the name Eveleen. Listen and learn how to pronounce Eveleen so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: A name thought to have Norman roots that means “wished-for” or “longed-for child.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Eveleen Aibhlinn Aibhilin

PRONUNCIATION: ave + leen”

ENGLISH: Eveleen

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Eveline

Meaning of the name Eveline. Listen and learn how to pronounce Eveline so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: A name thought to have Norman roots that means “wished-for” or “longed-for child.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Eveline Aibhlinn Aibhilin

PRONUNCIATION: ave + leen”

ENGLISH: Eveline

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Eirnin

Meaning of the Irish name Eirnin. Listen and learn how to pronounce Eirnin so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Meaning “”iron.”” The name is often linked with Ernest, a Germanic word meaning “”vigor.”” The name of sixteen Irish saints, St. Eirnin is the patron saint of Tory, an island off the coast of County Donegal.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Eirnin

PRONUNCIATION: “”air + nin””

ENGLISH: Ernan, Ernest

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Evelyn

Meaning of the name Evelyn. Listen and learn how to pronounce Evelyn so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: A name thought to have Norman roots that means “wished-for” or “longed-for child.”

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Evelyn Aibhlinn Aibhilin

PRONUNCIATION: ave + leen”

ENGLISH: Evelyn

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Emmet

Meaning of the Irish name Emmet. Listen and learn how to pronounce Emmet so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: The name is given to boys as a mark of respect to the great Irish orator and patriot Robert Emmet who was a leader of the unsuccessful 1798 rebellion against the British. He was captured on August 25, 1803 and tried for high treason and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered. When asked if he had any thing to say in response to this sentence Emmet gave what is considered to be one of the most moving speeches of the period: “”…When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be written. I have done.””

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Emmet

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Enda

Meaning of the Irish name Enda. Listen and learn how to pronounce Enda so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: ean meaning “”bird”” and suggests “”birdlike”” or “”freedom of spirit.”” A soldier and a prince Enda was converted by his sister, Saint Fanchea. He renounced his dreams of conquest and decided to marry one of the girls in his sister’s convent. When his financé died suddenly the night before their wedding, he surrendered his throne and a life of worldly glory to become a monk. He made a pilgrimage to Rome and was ordained there before returning to establish ten monasteries on the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland. The name is used for boys and girls.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Enda

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Ennis

Meaning of the Irish name Ennis. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ennis so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Comes from inis “”island.”” Ennis, a town in County Clare is situated on an island between two streams of the River Fergus.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Ennis

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Eoghan

Meaning of the Irish name Eoghan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Eoghan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Comes from an old Irish word and means “”born of the yew tree.”” In Northern Ireland the name Eoghan is found in Tir Eoghan, County Tyrone or “”The Land of Eoghan”” and is often accompanied by Roe in memory of the Irish patriot Eoghan Roe (“”Red Eoghan””) O””Neill who won a great battle over the British at Benburb in 1646.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Eoghan

PRONUNCIATION: “”o + in””

ENGLISH: Owen, Eugene

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Ernan

Meaning of the name Ernan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ernan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Meaning “”iron.”” The name is often linked with Ernest, a Germanic word meaning “”vigor.”” The name of sixteen Irish saints, St. Eirnin is the patron saint of Tory, an island off the coast of County Donegal.

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IRISH NAME: Ernan Eirnin

PRONUNCIATION: “air + nin”

ENGLISH: Ernan

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Ernest

Meaning of the name Ernest. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ernest so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Meaning “”iron.”” The name is often linked with Ernest, a Germanic word meaning “”vigor.”” The name of sixteen Irish saints, St. Eirnin is the patron saint of Tory, an island off the coast of County Donegal.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Ernest Eirnin

PRONUNCIATION: “air + nin”

ENGLISH: Ernest

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Eugene

Meaning of the name Eugene. Listen and learn how to pronounce Eugene so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Comes from an old Irish word and means “”born of the yew tree.”” In Northern Ireland the name Eoghan is found in Tir Eoghan, County Tyrone or “”The Land of Eoghan”” and is often accompanied by Roe in memory of the Irish patriot Eoghan Roe (“”Red Eoghan””) O””Neill who won a great battle over the British at Benburb in 1646.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Eugene Eoghan

PRONUNCIATION: “o + in”

ENGLISH: Eugene

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