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Esen - Turkish name meaning "wind."
Valentijn - Dutch form of Latin Valentinus, meaning "healthy, strong."
Fraser - French surname transferred to forename use, of Norman origin, but the derivation has been lost due to corruption of form by association with the French word fraise, meaning "strawberry." In English and Scottish use.
Elira - Albanian name derived from the ethnic name Illyrian, possibly from the expression i lirë, meaning "to be free."
Elmira - Contracted form of Spanish Edelmira, meaning "nobly famous." In use by the English, as is its variant Almira.
Rose - Today, this English name is most often given as a flower name, or used as a short form of the herb name Rosemary. However, it was in use throughout the Middle Ages (long before herb and flower names became popular) and probably originated as a short form of longer Germanic names containing the word hrod, meaning "horse."
Eachann - Scottish Gaelic name composed of the elements each "horse" and donn "brown," hence "brown horse." Hector is an Anglicized form.
Élie - Old French form of Hebrew Eliyah, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Jennifer - English form of French Guinevere, meaning "white and smooth."
Eádgár - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the elements ead "fortune, prosperity, riches," and gar "spear," hence "rich spear." 
Emmerson - Variant spelling of English Emerson, meaning "son of Emery."
Evangelos - Greek name composed of the elements eu "good, well" and angelos "news, message," hence "good angel" or "good messenger."
Erkki - Finnish form of Old Norse Eiríkr, meaning "ever-ruler."
Eldous - Variant spelling of Old English Aldous, probably meaning "from the old house." 
Sherrie - Variant spelling of English Sherry, meaning "darling."
Everitt - Variant spelling of English Everett, meaning "strong as a boar."
Menucha - Hebrew name meaning "tranquility."
Edan - Variant spelling of English Aidan, meaning "little fire."
Eulália - Feminine form of Portuguese/Spanish Eulálio, meaning "well-spoken."
Eudoxia - Ancient Greek name composed of the elements eu "good" and doxa "fame, glory," hence "good glory."
Noshi - Variant of Algonquin Nosh, meaning "father."
Nosizwe - African Xhosa name meaning "mother of the nation."
Nosh - Native American Algonquin name meaning "father."
Estevo - Galician-Portuguese form of Latin Stephanus, meaning "crown."
Ehecatl - Nahuatl namemeaning "wind serpent."
Eliott - Variant spelling of English Elliot, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Estêvão - Portuguese form of Latin Stephanus, meaning "crown."
Eirênê - Greek name meaning "peace." In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of peace. Her Latin name is Pax.
Tybalt - Medieval form of English Theobald, meaning "people-bold."
Eetu - Finnish form of Latin Eduardus, meaning "guardian of prosperity."
Eumann - Scottish Gaelic form of English Edmund, meaning "protector of prosperity."
Eliza - Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Erykah - Modern variant spelling of English Erica, meaning "ever-ruler."
Eleonor - Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Estève - Provençal form of Latin Stephanus, meaning "crown."
Eliot - Variant spelling of English Elliot, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Ciera - Variant spelling of English Sierra, meaning "mountain range."
Efrem - Latin form of Greek Ephraim, meaning "double-land; twin-land." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Joseph and a grandson of Jacob.
Enapay - Native American Sioux name meaning "brave."
Abdullah - Variant spelling of Arabic Abd-Allah, meaning "servant of God."
Erregina - Basque name meaning "queen."
Eachthighearna - Gaelic name composed of the elements each "horse," and tighearna "lord, master," hence "lord of horses."
Eligius - Latin name derived from the word eligere, meaning "to choose."
Zainab - Variant spelling of Arabic Zaynab, derived from the name of a "flowering plant."
Elior - Hebrew name meaning "my God is light."
Eligiusz - Polish form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
Encarna - Short form of Spanish Encarnación, meaning "incarnation."
Elburz - Variant spelling of Persian Alborz, derived from the name of a mountain in northern Iran, also called the Haraborzaiti or Hazaborzaiti by the Hindus. 
Eóghan - Ancient Irish Gaelic name, derived from the word iúr, meaning "born of yew."
Madhu - Hindi name derived from the name of first month, from Sanskrit madhu, meaning "honey."

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