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Names starting with El

Elidyr - Welsh name meaning "brass, bronze." 
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."
Elfrieda - Variant spelling of Middle English Elfreda, meaning "elfin strength."
Elizabeth - Anglicized form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath." 
Elya - Yiddish form of Hebrew Eliyahu, meaning "the Lord is my God."
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.
Eliodoro - Italian form of Greek Heliodoros, meaning "gift of the sun."
Elwin - Variant spelling of Middle English Alwin, meaning "elf friend." 
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.
Elsie - Pet form of German Elsabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Elyakim - Anglicized form of Hebrew Elyaqiym or Greek Eliakim, meaning "God will establish."
Elira - Albanian name derived from the ethnic name Illyrian, possibly from the expression i lirë, meaning "to be free."
Elfleda - Medieval English form of Anglo-Saxon Æthelflæd, meaning "noble beauty." 
Elsa -  Pet form of German Elsabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
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.
Elpidius - Latin form of Greek Elpidios, meaning "hope."
Eldis - Variant spelling of Old English Aldous, probably meaning "from the old house." 
Elisud - Welsh name derived from the word elus, meaning "kind."
Elianus - Variant spelling of the Roman Latin Ælianus, meaning "sun."
Eleder - Basque name meaning "eloquent."
Eleanora - Latin form of Provençal Aliénor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Elpida - Feminine form of Greek Elpidios, meaning "hope."
Élisabeth - French form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Eligius - Latin name derived from the word eligere, meaning "to choose."
Ela -   Pet form of Polish Elżbieta, meaning "God is my oath."
Elfa - Variant spelling of Middle English Elva, meaning "elf friend."
Eldous - Variant spelling of Old English Aldous, probably meaning "from the old house." 
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.
Elenora - Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
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. 
Elle - Danish form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
Elene - Modern form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
Eleni - Variant spelling of Greek Elene, possibly meaning "torch."
Elena - Italian and Spanish form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
Eliora - Feminine form of Hebrew Elior, meaning "my God is light."
Eliezar - Variant spelling of Hebrew Eliezer, meaning "God has helped."
Elishua - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eliyshuwa, meaning "my God is savior." In the bible, this is the name of a son of King David.
Eluned - Variant spelling of Old Welsh Eiluned, meaning "idol, image."
Eliysheba - Hebrew name meaning "God is my oath." In the Old Testament bible, this is the name of the wife of Aaron. 
Elior - Hebrew name meaning "my God is light."
Elario - Variant spelling of Italian Ilario, meaning "joyful, happy."
Elliot - English surname transferred to forename use, originally a Norman French diminutive form of Old French Élie, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Eliyyahu - Variant spelling of Hebrew Eliyahu, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Elisa - Pet form of German Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Elian - Variant spelling of Welsh unisex Eilian, probably meaning "second, a moment in time." 
Elpidio - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Elpidius, meaning "hope."
Elorri - Basque name meaning "thorn."
Eldin - Variant spelling of Middle English Aldin, meaning "old friend."
Elspie - Pet form of of Scottish Elspeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Elda - Old Italian form of German Hilda, meaning "battle." Not in use before the 20th century. 
Elimelech - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eliymelek, meaning "my God is King." In the bible, this is the name of the husband of Naomi.
Elvin - Variant spelling of Middle English Elwin, meaning "elf friend."
Elek - Hungarian form of Latin Alexius, meaning "defender."
Elly - Variant spelling of English Ellie, meaning "foreign; the other."
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."
Elfi - Pet form of German Elfriede, meaning "elf strength."
Eldwen - Variant spelling of Middle English Eldwin, meaning "old friend."
Elinor - Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Eluwilussit - Native American Algonquin name meaning "holy one."
Elisha - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eliysha, meaning "God is salvation." In the bible, this is the name of the prophet who succeeded Elijah.
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.
Elliott - Variant spelling of English Elliot, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Elodia - Spanish form of Visigothic Alodia, meaning "foreign wealth."
Eliane -   English form of French Éliane, meaning "sun."
Eloxochitl - Nahuatl name meaning "magnolia."
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.
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.
Elfriede - German equivalent of Anglo-Saxon Ælfþryð, meaning "elfin strength." 
Elnatan - Variant spelling of Hebrew Elnathan, meaning "God has given" or "whom God gave."
Elvira - Spanish form of Visigothic Aliwera, meaning "foreign true."
Elroy - English altered spelling of French Leroy, meaning "the king."
Élie - Old French form of Hebrew Eliyah, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Eloisa - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Elwisia, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
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."
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.
Elvina - Feminine form of Middle English Elvin, meaning "elf friend."
Eladio - Spanish form of Latin Helladius, meaning "of Greece."
Éloise - French form of Latin Elwisia, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
Elżbieta - Polish form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Elli -   Pet form of Finnish Eleonoora, meaning "foreign; the other."
Elada -   Lithuanian form of Latin Helladius, meaning "of Greece."
Elyse - English variant spelling of German Elise, meaning "God is my oath."
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. 
Eliška - Pet form of Czech Alžběta, meaning "God is my oath."
Elmas - Turkish name meaning "diamond."
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."
El - Hebrew word and name for "God."
Elettra - Italian form of Latin Electra, meaning "bright, shining."
Eleutherios - Greek name meaning "the liberator." In mythology, this is the name by which Dionysos and Eros were sometimes referred.
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.
Elmo - Italian name of Germanic origin, derived from the element helm, meaning "helmet, protection." 
Eliyshuwa - Hebrew name meaning "my God is savior." In the bible, this is the name of a son of King David.
Elnora - Contracted form of Italian Eleonora, meaning "foreign; the other."
Elkana - Variant spelling of English Elkanah, meaning either "God has created" or "God has possessed."
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.
Elric - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Ælfric, meaning "elf ruler."
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.
Élodie - French form of Visigothic Alodia, meaning "foreign wealth."
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."
Ellar - Modern form of Scottish Eallair, meaning "superior of a church cell."
Elkan - Yiddish form of Hebrew Elqanah, meaning either "God has created" or "God has possessed."
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.
Eleftheria - Feminine form of Greek Eleftherios, meaning "the liberator."
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. 
Elikapeka - Hawaiian form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Eliina - Finnish form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
Eliott - Variant spelling of English Elliot, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Ellen - Originally a variant spelling of English Helen, possibly meaning "torch." Now considered an independent name.
Eleanor - English form of French Eléonore, meaning "foreign; the other."
Eliav - Variant spelling of Hebrew Eliyab, meaning "my God is Father." 
Elina - Finnish form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
Elvis - Perhaps an English form of Scandinavian Alvis, meaning "all wise."
Eldrich - Variant spelling of German Aldrick, meaning"old ruler; long time ruler."
Ellger - Variant spelling of Middle English Elger, meaning "elf spear."
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.
Elma - Feminine form of Italian Elmo, meaning "helmet, protection."
Eleanore - Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Eluf - Danish form of Old Norse Eileifr, meaning "ever-heir."
Eljas - Finnish form of Greek Elias, meaning "the Lord is my God." 
Ely - Short form of Hebrew Eliyahu, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Elov - Variant spelling of Swedish Elof, meaning "ever-heir."
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.
Eléonore - Variant form of French Provençal Aliénor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Ellenor - Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
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. 
Eliyahu - Variant form of Hebrew Eliyah, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Elpaal - Hebrew name meaning "God has wrought." In the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of Benjamin.
Eliot - Variant spelling of English Elliot, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Éliás - Hungarian form of Greek Elias, meaning "the Lord is my God." 
Elwisia - Latin form of medieval French Helewise, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
Ellgar - Variant spelling of Middle English Elgar, meaning "elf spear."
Eleutherius - Latin form of Greek Eleutherios, meaning "the liberator." In mythology, this is the name by which Dionysus and Cupid (Eros) were sometimes referred.
Elisavet - Variant spelling of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath." 
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.
Eliisa - Finnish form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Eligio - Italian form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
Eliseo - Italian and Spanish form of Hebrew Eliysha, meaning "God is salvation."
Elizabeta - Slovene form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Eleuterio - Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Eleutherius, meaning "the liberator."
Elyzabeth - Variant spelling of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Éloy -  French form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
Eliza - Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Elyakum - Anglicized form of Hebrew Elyaqiym or Greek Eliakim, meaning "God will establish."
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.
Elanor - From the name of a Tolkien character, meaning "star sun."
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.
Elldrich - Variant form of German Aldrick, meaning"old ruler; long time ruler."
Elizaveta - Russian form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath." Also spelled Yelizaveta.
Elrond - Tolkien literary name meaning "star dome."
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. 
Elwood - English surname transferred to forename use, possibly composed of the Old English elements ellern "elder tree" and wudu "wood," hence "elder tree forest." 
Eliud -   Anglicized form of Greek Elioud, meaning "God his glory." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Christ.
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.
Elpalet - Anglicized form of Hebrew Eliyphelet, meaning "my God is deliverance." 
Elioud - Greek name meaning "God his glory." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of an ancestor of Christ.
Éloi - French form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
Elsabeth - Contracted form of German Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
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.
Elin - Scandinavian form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
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.
Eleftherios - Variant spelling of Greek Eleutherios, meaning "the liberator."
Elixabete - Basque form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Eliisabet - Estonian form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Élise - French form of German Elise, meaning "God is my oath." 
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.
Elger - Variant spelling of English Algar, meaning "elf spear."
Elwyn - Variant spelling of Middle English Elwin, meaning "elf friend."
Elea - Short form of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Eliysha - Hebrew name meaning "God is salvation." In the bible, this is the name of the prophet who succeeded Elijah.
Elyacaph - Hebrew name meaning "God increases the family." In the bible, this is the name of a leader of the tribe of Gad.
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.
Elvire - French form of Visigothic Aliwera, meaning "foreign true."
Elva - Pet form of Middle English Elvina, meaning "elf friend."
Elye - Variant spelling of Yiddish Elya, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Elof - Swedish form of Old Norse Eileifr, meaning "ever-heir."
Elmira - Contracted form of Spanish Edelmira, meaning "nobly famous." In use by the English, as is its variant Almira.
Elspet - Variant spelling of Scottish Elspeth, meaning "God is my oath."
Else - Pet form of German Elsabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
Elden - Variant spelling of Middle English Alden, meaning "old friend."
Eliymelek - Hebrew name meaning "my God is King." In the bible, this is the name of the husband of Naomi.
Eldridge - Variant spelling of English Aldridge, meaning "noble ruler."
Elfrida - Variant spelling of Middle English Elfreda, meaning "elfin strength."
Eligia - Feminine form of Polish Eligiusz, meaning "to choose." 
Elbert - English variant spelling of French Albert, meaning "bright nobility."
Elisheva - Variant spelling of Hebrew Eliysheba, meaning "God is my oath." 
Elen - Welsh form of Greek Helénē, possibly meaning "torch."
Élder - Variant spelling of Portuguese Hélder, meaning "slanting surface."
Elpidios - Greek name derived from the word elpis, meaning "hope."
Eleonoora - Finnish form of Provençal Aliénor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Elisabete - Portuguese form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Eldwin - Variant spelling of Middle English Aldwin, meaning "old friend."
Eleonor - Variant spelling of English Eleanor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Eliasz - Polish form of Greek Elias, meaning "the Lord is my God."
Eliyhuw -  Hebrew name meaning "He is my God." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a friend of Job.
Elisaveta - Bulgarian form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
Elis - Welsh form of Greek Elias, meaning "the Lord is my God." 
Elbie - Pet form of English Elbert, meaning "bright nobility."
Ellis -   Anglicized form of Welsh Elisud, meaning "kind."
Elke -   Diminutive form of Old High German Adalheid, meaning "noble sort."
Elspeth - Scottish Gaelic form of Greek Elisabet, meaning "God is my oath."
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."
Elweard - Variant spelling of Middle English Aylward, meaning "elf guard" or "noble guard."
Elihud - Hebrew name meaning "my God is majestic."
Ellery - Variant spelling of English unisex Hillary, meaning "joyful;happy." 
Elfreda - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Ælfþryð, meaning "elfin strength." 
Elayne - English variant spelling of French Elaine, possibly meaning "torch."
Eligiusz - Polish form of Latin Eligius, meaning "to choose."
Eleonora - Italian form of Provençal Aliénor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Eldric - Variant spelling of German Aldrick, meaning"old ruler; long time ruler."
Elisheba - Variant spelling of Hebrew Elisheva, meaning "God is my oath."
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.
Elgar - Variant spelling of Middle English Algar, meaning "elf spear." 
Elouise - Variant spelling of English Eloise, meaning "hale-wide; very healthy and sound." 
Eleuia - Nahuatl unisex name meaning "wish."
Eldreda - Feminine form of Middle English Eldred, meaning "old advisor."
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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