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Names starting with El

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