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Names starting with El

Elya - Yiddish form of Hebrew Eliyahu, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Ella - Pet form of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other." Compare with masculine Ella.
Eldred - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Ealdred, meaning "old advisor."
Elyse - English variant spelling of German Elise, meaning "God is my oath."
Eliseo - Italian and Spanish form of Hebrew Eliysha, meaning "God is salvation."
Elisha - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eliysha, meaning "God is salvation." In the bible, this is the name of the prophet who succeeded Elijah.
Eliyhuw -  Hebrew name meaning "He is my God." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a friend of Job.
Élise - French form of German Elise, meaning "God is my oath." 
Eldin - Variant spelling of Middle English Aldin, meaning "old friend."
Elvin - Variant spelling of Middle English Elwin, meaning "elf friend."
Elin - Scandinavian form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
Eleanor - English form of French Eléonore, meaning "foreign; the other."
Elian - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Eilian, probably meaning "second, a moment in time." 
Elanor - From the name of a Tolkien character, meaning "star sun."
Eleanora - Latin form of Provençal Aliénor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Elsa -  Pet form of German Elsabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Elliot - English surname transferred to forename use, originally a Norman French diminutive form of Old French Élie, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Elimelech - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eliymelek, meaning "my God is King." In the bible, this is the name of the husband of Naomi.
Ellery - Variant spelling of English unisex Hillary, meaning "joyful;happy." 
Eleutherios - Greek name meaning "the liberator." In mythology, this is the name by which Dionysos and Eros were sometimes referred.
Ellen - Originally a variant spelling of English Helen, possibly meaning "torch." Now considered an independent name.
Eligia - Feminine form of Polish Eligiusz, meaning "to choose." 
Elnatan - Variant spelling of Hebrew Elnathan, meaning "God has given" or "whom God gave."
Elek - Hungarian form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender."
Elnora - Contracted form of Italian Eleonora, meaning "foreign; the other."
Eliora - Feminine form of Hebrew Elior, meaning "my God is light."
Elikapeka - Hawaiian form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Elkanah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Elqanah, meaning either "God has created" or "God has possessed." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including one of the sons of Korah.
Elroy - English altered spelling of French Leroy, meaning "the king."
Eliot - Variant spelling of English Elliot, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Eli -   Anglicized form of Hebrew Eliy, meaning "ascending." In the bible, this is the name of a high priest and last of the Judges in the days of Samuel.
Ellgar - Variant spelling of Middle English Elgar, meaning "elf spear."
Éloi - French form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
Eleni - Variant spelling of Greek Elene, possibly meaning "torch."
Elidyr - Welsh name meaning "brass, bronze." 
Elov - Variant spelling of Swedish Elof, meaning "ever-heir."
Élodie - French form of Visigothic Alodia, meaning "foreign wealth."
Eliezer - Variant spelling of Hebrew Elazar, meaning "God has helped." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a high priest son of Aaron. 
Elmas - Turkish name meaning "diamond."
Elle - Danish form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
Ellil - Akkadian form of Sumerian Enlil, the name of the chief deity of the Babylonian religion, meaning "Lord Wind," or more literally "Lord of the Command."
Eliisa - Finnish form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Elden - Variant spelling of Middle English Alden, meaning "old friend."
Elmo - Italian name of Germanic origin, derived from the element helm, meaning "helmet, protection." 
Elouise - Variant spelling of English Eloise, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
Ellger - Variant spelling of Middle English Elger, meaning "elf spear."
Elissa -   Greek form of Phoenician Elishat, the myth name of a queen of Carthage who fell in love with Aeneas, and set herself on fire when he left her. She is also known by the name Dido.
Elena - Italian and Spanish form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
Elly - Variant spelling of English Ellie, meaning "foreign; the other."
Eldad - Hebrew name meaning "beloved of God" or "friend of God." In the bible, this is the name of one of the two Israelites whose prophecies Joshua complained about to Moses.
Eleonoora - Finnish form of Provençal Aliénor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Éliás - Hungarian form of Greek Elias, meaning "the Lord is my God." 
Ela -   Pet form of Polish Elżbieta, meaning "God is my oath."
Eleazar - Anglicized form of Hebrew Elazar, meaning "God has helped." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a high priest son of Aaron. 
Eliav - Variant spelling of Hebrew Eliyab, meaning "my God is Father." 
Elina - Finnish form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
Elorri - Basque name meaning "thorn."
Eliakim - Greek form of Hebrew Elyaqiym, meaning "God will establish." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the eldest son of Abiud. 
Elira - Albanian name derived from the ethnic name Illyrian, possibly from the expression i lirë, meaning "to be free."
Éloise - French form of Latin Elwisia, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
Ely - Short form of Hebrew Eliyahu, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Elene - Modern form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
Eliina - Finnish form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
Elisud - Welsh name derived from the word elus, meaning "kind."
Elba - English name borrowed from the name of an Italian island where Napoleon was exiled, derived from Latin Ilva, from Greek Aethale, meaning "soot, grime."
Elyehoweynay - Hebrew name meaning "unto God are my eyes." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a priest and a Korahite temple doorkeeper.
Elqanah - Hebrew name meaning either "God has created" or "God has possessed." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including one of the sons of Korah.
Eliyshuwa - Hebrew name meaning "my God is savior." In the bible, this is the name of a son of King David.
Elisheba - Variant spelling of Hebrew Elisheva, meaning "God is my oath."
Elisavet - Variant spelling of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath." 
Eliott - Variant spelling of English Elliot, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Elior - Hebrew name meaning "my God is light."
Elihu - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eliyhuw, meaning "He is my God." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a friend of Job.
Eligius - Latin name derived from the word eligere, meaning "to choose."
Eleonora - Italian form of Provençal Aliénor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Eleonor - Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
El - Hebrew word and name for "God."
Élie - Old French form of Hebrew Eliyah, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Elsie - Pet form of German Elsabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Eliah - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eliyah, meaning "the Lord is my God." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the prophet who lived in during the reign of Ahab.
Eliane -   English form of French Éliane, meaning "sun."
Elma - Feminine form of Italian Elmo, meaning "helmet, protection."
Elli -   Pet form of Finnish Eleonoora, meaning "foreign; the other."
Eldis - Variant spelling of Old English Aldous, probably meaning "from the old house." 
Elspeth - Scottish Gaelic form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Eloxochitl - Nahuatl name meaning "magnolia."
Elodia - Spanish form of Visigothic Alodia, meaning "foreign wealth."
Elianus - Variant spelling of the Roman Latin Ælianus, meaning "sun."
Eleuterio - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Eleutherius, meaning "the liberator."
Eliab - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eliyab, meaning "my God is Father." In the bible, this is the name of a leader of the tribe of Zebulun.
Elva - Pet form of Middle English Elvina, meaning "elf friend."
Elwyn - Variant spelling of Middle English Elwin, meaning "elf friend."
Eluned - Variant spelling of Old Welsh Eiluned, meaning "idol, image."
Elpis - Greek name meaning "expectation, hope." In mythology, this is the name of a spirit of hope. She, along with other daimons, was trapped in a jar by Zeus and put in the care of Pandora. Her Latin name is Spes.
Elpalet - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eliyphelet, meaning "my God is deliverance." 
Elke -   Diminutive form of Old High German Adalheid, meaning "noble sort."
Elkan - Yiddish form of Hebrew Elqanah, meaning either "God has created" or "God has possessed."
Elfrida - Variant spelling of Middle English Elfreda, meaning "elfin strength."
Elfreda - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Ælfþryð, meaning "elfin strength." 
Eldous - Variant spelling of Old English Aldous, probably meaning "from the old house." 
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. 
Elbridge - English name composed of the Old English elements eald "old" and bric "bridge," hence "old bridge." This was the name of the fifth vice president of the United States, Elbridge Thomas Gerry.
Elpidio - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Elpidius, meaning "hope."
Elof - Swedish form of Old Norse Eileifr, meaning "ever-heir."
Eliasz - Polish form of Greek Elias, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Eljas - Finnish form of Greek Elias, meaning "the Lord is my God." 
Ellar - Modern form of Scottish Eallair, meaning "superior of a church cell."
Elyzabeth - Variant spelling of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Elysia - From Greek Pedion Elysion, the name of the heavenly fields of Elysia, a section of the Underworld mentioned in Greek mythology. The mythological place name may have evolved from the designation of a place, or person, struck by lightning (enelysion, enelysios); if so, the name means "lightning-struck."
Elye - Variant spelling of Yiddish Elya, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Elyasaf - Anglicized form of Hebrew Elyacaph, meaning "God increases the family." In the bible, this is the name of a leader of the tribe of Gad.
Elyan - Perhaps a masculine form of Welsh unisex Eilian, meaning "second, a moment in time." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a Knight of the Round Table. He was the illegitimate son of Sir Bors, and cousin to Lancelot. He is noted for helpingto rescue Guinevere after her affair with Lancelot was exposed. He joinedLancelot in his exile. Also spelled Helyan.
Elyakum - Anglicized form of Hebrew Elyaqiym or Greek Eliakim, meaning "God will establish."
Elyakim - Anglicized form of Hebrew Elyaqiym or Greek Eliakim, meaning "God will establish."
Elyacaph - Hebrew name meaning "God increases the family." In the bible, this is the name of a leader of the tribe of Gad.
Elwood - English surname transferred to forename use, possibly composed of the Old English elements ellern "elder tree" and wudu "wood," hence "elder tree forest." 
Elwisia - Latin form of medieval French Helewise, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
Elwin - Variant spelling of Middle English Alwin, meaning "elf friend." 
Elweard - Variant spelling of Middle English Aylward, meaning "elf guard" or "noble guard."
Elvis - Perhaps an English form of Scandinavian Alvis, meaning "all wise."
Elvire - French form of Visigothic Aliwera, meaning "foreign true."
Elvira - Spanish form of Visigothic Aliwera, meaning "foreign true."
Elvina - Feminine form of Middle English Elvin, meaning "elf friend."
Eluwilussit - Native American Algonquin name meaning "holy one."
Eluf - Danish form of Old Norse Eileifr, meaning "ever-heir."
Elspie - Pet form of of Scottish Elspeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Elspet - Variant spelling of Scottish Elspeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Else - Pet form of German Elsabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Elsabeth - Contracted form of German Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Elrond - Tolkien literary name meaning "star dome."
Elrod - Frequently found in southern states of the U.S., this name is an English altered spelling of the German surname Ellrodt which is probably from the place name Ellierode, a village in the Solling mountains in the valley of Schöttelbach Creek, meaning "wood clearing at the water."
Elric - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Ælfric, meaning "elf ruler."
Elpidius - Latin form of Greek Elpidios, meaning "hope."
Elpidios - Greek name derived from the word elpis, meaning "hope."
Elpida - Feminine form of Greek Elpidios, meaning "hope."
Elpaal - Hebrew name meaning "God has wrought." In the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of Benjamin.
Eloisa - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Elwisia, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
Elmira - Contracted form of Spanish Edelmira, meaning "nobly famous." In use by the English, as is its variant Almira.
Ellis -   Anglicized form of Welsh Elisud, meaning "kind."
Elliott - Variant spelling of English Elliot, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Ellenor - Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Elldrich - Variant form of German Aldrick, meaning"old ruler; long time ruler."
Elkana - Variant spelling of English Elkanah, meaning either "God has created" or "God has possessed."
Elizaveta - Russian form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath." Also spelled Yelizaveta.
Elizabeth - Anglicized form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath." 
Elizabeta - Slovene form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Eliza - Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Eliyyahu - Variant spelling of Hebrew Eliyahu, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Eliysheba - Hebrew name meaning "God is my oath." In the Old Testament bible, this is the name of the wife of Aaron. 
Eliysha - Hebrew name meaning "God is salvation." In the bible, this is the name of the prophet who succeeded Elijah.
Eliymelek - Hebrew name meaning "my God is King." In the bible, this is the name of the husband of Naomi.
Eliyahu - Variant form of Hebrew Eliyah, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Eliyah - Hebrew name meaning "the Lord is my God." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the prophet who lived during the reign of Ahab.
Eliyab - Hebrew name meaning "my God is Father." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a leader of the tribe of Zebulun.
Elixabete - Basque form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Eliud -   Anglicized form of Greek Elioud, meaning "God his glory." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Christ.
Elishua - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eliyshuwa, meaning "my God is savior." In the bible, this is the name of a son of King David.
Elisheva - Variant spelling of Hebrew Eliysheba, meaning "God is my oath." 
Elishat - Phoenician name meaning "wanderer." In mythology, this is the name of a queen of Carthage who fell in love with Aeneas, and set herself on fire when he left her. She is also known by the Greek names Dido and Elissa.
Elisaveta - Bulgarian form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Elisabete - Portuguese form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Elisa - Pet form of German Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Elis - Welsh form of Greek Elias, meaning "the Lord is my God." 
Elioud - Greek name meaning "God his glory." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Christ.
Elioenai - Anglicized form of Hebrew Elyehoweynay, meaning "unto God are my eyes." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a priest and a Korahite temple doorkeeper.
Eliodoro - Italian form of Greek Heliodoros, meaning "gift of the sun."
Elinor - Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Elijah - Anglicized form of Greek Elias (Hebrew Eliyah), meaning "the Lord is my God." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the prophet who lived in during the reign of Ahab.
Eliisabet - Estonian form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Elihud - Hebrew name meaning "my God is majestic."
Elihoenai - Anglicized form of Hebrew Elyehoweynay, meaning "unto God are my eyes." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a priest and a Korahite temple doorkeeper.
Eligiusz - Polish form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
Eligio - Italian form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
Eliezar - Variant spelling of Hebrew Eliezer, meaning "God has helped."
Eliasaph - Anglicized form of Hebrew Elyacaph, meaning "God increases the family." In the bible, this is the name of a leader of the tribe of Gad.
Eliška - Pet form of Czech Alžběta, meaning "God is my oath."
Elger - Variant spelling of English Algar, meaning "elf spear."
Elgar - Variant spelling of Middle English Algar, meaning "elf spear." 
Elfriede - German equivalent of Anglo-Saxon Ælfþryð, meaning "elfin strength." 
Elfrieda - Variant spelling of Middle English Elfreda, meaning "elfin strength."
Elfleda - Medieval English form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelflæd, meaning "noble beauty." 
Elfi - Pet form of German Elfriede, meaning "elf strength."
Elfa - Variant spelling of Middle English Elva, meaning "elf friend."
Eleutherius - Latin form of Greek Eleutherios, meaning "the liberator." In mythology, this is the name by which Dionysus and Cupid (Eros) were sometimes referred.
Eleuia - Nahuatl unisex name meaning "wish."
Elettra - Italian form of Latin Electra, meaning "bright, shining."
Eleri - Welsh legend name of the daughter of Brychan, possibly derived from the name of a river, from the word alar, meaning "more than full; overflowing."
Elenora - Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Elen - Welsh form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
Elektra - Greek name meaning "bright, shining." In mythology, this is the name of a Pleiad, an Oceanid, and the sister of Orestes who helped him kill their mother Clytemnestra.
Eleftherios - Variant spelling of Greek Eleutherios, meaning "the liberator."
Eleftheria - Feminine form of Greek Eleftherios, meaning "the liberator."
Eleder - Basque name meaning "eloquent."
Electra - Latin form of Greek Elektra, meaning "bright, shining." This is also the name of one of the nine brightest stars in the Pleiades cluster.
Eleanore - Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Elea - Short form of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Eldwin - Variant spelling of Middle English Aldwin, meaning "old friend."
Eldwen - Variant spelling of Middle English Eldwin, meaning "old friend."
Eldridge - Variant spelling of English Aldridge, meaning "noble ruler."
Eldrich - Variant spelling of German Aldrick, meaning"old ruler; long time ruler."
Eldric - Variant spelling of German Aldrick, meaning"old ruler; long time ruler."
Eldreda - Feminine form of Middle English Eldred, meaning "old advisor."
Elda - Old Italian form of German Hilda, meaning "battle." Not in use before the 20th century. 
Elbie - Pet form of English Elbert, meaning "bright nobility."
Elbert - English variant spelling of French Albert, meaning "bright nobility."
Elazar - Hebrew name meaning "god has helped." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a high priest son of Aaron. In use by the Basques.
Elayne - English variant spelling of French Elaine, possibly meaning "torch."
Elario - Variant spelling of Italian Ilario, meaning "joyful, happy."
Elam - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eylam, meaning "boundless time, eternity." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the eldest son of Shem. 
Eladio - Spanish form of Latin Helladius, meaning "of Greece."
Elada -   Lithuanian form of Latin Helladius, meaning "of Greece."
Elżbieta - Polish form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Eléonore - Variant form of French Provençal Aliénor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Éloy -  French form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
Élisabeth - French form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Élder - Variant spelling of Portuguese Hélder, meaning "slanting surface."
Eleuia - Nahuatl unisex name meaning "wish."
Elian - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Eilian, probably meaning "second, a moment in time." 
Eliáš - Czech form of Greek Elias, meaning "the Lord is my God." 
Elias - Greek form of Hebrew Eliyah, meaning "the Lord is my God." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the prophet who lived during the reign of Ahab.
Ella - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Ælla, meaning "all, universal." Compare with feminine Ella.
Eleonore - German form of French Eléonore, meaning "foreign; the other."
Ellery - From an Old English place name meaning "island of elder trees." 
Eliana (hebrew - אֶלִיעַנָה): Feminine form of Latin Elianus, meaning "sun." 
Eloi - Portuguese form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
Eloy - Spanish and Portuguese form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
Elisabet (greek - Ἐλισάβετ):  Greek form of Hebrew Elisheva, meaning "God is my oath."
Elisabeth -   Anglicized form of Greek Elisabet (Hebrew Eliysheba), meaning "God is my oath." In the Old Testament bible, this is the name of the wife of Aaron. In the New Testament, it is the name of the mother of John the Baptist. 
Elise - Pet form of German Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Eloise - English form of French Éloise, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 

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