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Names starting with El

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