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German Names Starting with E

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The name Edana is of German origins and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their daughter. The meaning of Edana is ‘noble’. It is also considered the feminine variant of the Gaelic name, Aidan. According to this, Ednana means ‘born of fire’, ‘the little fiery one’ or ‘intelligent’.

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The name Edda is of German origins and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their daughter. The meaning of Edda is 'blessing', wealth' and 'fortune'. It is said to have been taken from the Old Norse origin word meaning ‘grandmother’ or ‘great-grandmother’. According to its Polish origins, the meaning of Edda is interpreted to be ‘poetry’. Edda Adler, an Argentine chemist and biologist, and Edda Ciano Mussolini, daughter of Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini are among the several noteworthy people known to have the name.

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The name Edel is of German origins and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a gender-neutral name for their child. It is a German variant of the English names Ethel or Adela. It also used as a shorter variation for names beginning with the Germanic language elements 'adal' or 'edel', meaning ‘noble’. According to these origins, the meaning of Edel is ‘having a noble character’ or simply ‘noble’. Edel Mary Quinn also known as Edel Quinn, an Irish-born Roman Catholic lay-missionary is one of the noteworthy figures to have this name.

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German

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The meaning of Edsel is 'noble one', according to its German origin. In English, it stands for 'wealthy man’s estate'. The name is pronounced as 'ed-sul'. Famous people with this name include Edsel Ford, an American business executive and philanthropist, and the son of the Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford. In pop culture, Edsel Dundee is the name of a character in the movie 'Boogie Boy'.

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German

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The name Ehren is of German origins and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their son. It has been taken from the Germanic language word 'ehren', meaning ‘to honor’. According to its Germanic origins, the meaning of Ehren is ‘to honor’ or ‘honorable’. Notable public figures known to have this name are Ehren Kruger, an American screenwriter and film producer, who wrote three of the installments in the 'Transformers' series.

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German

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The name Einstein is of German origins and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their son. It is said to have been taken from the Germanic word 'einsteingen', meaning ‘to enclose with stone’, or ‘to surround with stone’. It was used as an occupational name given to masons or stoneworkers. This name is mainly associated with Albert Einstein, the German-born American physicist and the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in the year 1921, who is widely acknowledged to be the greatest physicist of all time. He is best known for discovering the photoelectric effect, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics. He is known for discovering the theory of special and general relativity and was named the person of the century by 'TIME' magazine in 1999. Therefore, the meaning of Einstein has informally come to be interpreted as ‘genius’.

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German

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The name Elsie is of German origins and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their daughter. It is used as a given name as well as a nickname. It is a diminutive form of the feminine name Elizabeth, which has in turn been derived from the Hebrew name Elisheva, meaning ‘my God is my oath’. According to these origins, the meaning of Elsie is ‘my God is abundance’, ‘my God is my oath’, ‘pledged to God’, or ‘God has sworn’. Notable public figures known to have this name are Elsie Louise Ferguson, an American film and stage actress, and Elsie Bowerman, a British pioneering barrister, suffragette and Titanic survivor.

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German

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The meaning of Emera is 'industrious leader' and it is of German origin. In Latin, the name translates to 'worthy of merit'. Other variants of the name include Emery and Emily.

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German

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The name Emeric is of German origins and it is traditionally used by parents who are looking for a name for their son. It is a variation of the Gothic name Amalric, consisting of the elements 'amal' which is the name of the Gothic tribe, and 'ric', meaning ‘ruler, prince’. According to these origins, the meaning of Emeric is ‘ruler of the Amali’ or ‘home ruler’. One of the many notable public figures known to have this name was Emeric Pressburger, a Hungarian-British screenwriter and film director, known for his series of film collaborations with the British filmmaker, Michael Powell, in a collaborative partnership where they founded the production house known as The Archers.

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German

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This name comes from Germany. The meaning of Emil is ‘to excel’, ‘rival’, ‘to strive’. Emil comes from the Roman family name, Aemilius. The root of this name comes from the Latin word 'aemulus' meaning 'rival'. It is pronounced 'ay-mul'.

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German

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The name Erick has German origins and is a name often used by parents to name their sons. The name Erick is composed of the German elements 'ei', which means 'ever' and 'rikr', which means'eternal ruler, kings'. Thus, the meaning of Erick is 'always ruler'. It comes from the name Frederick. The name also has Old Norse origins, where it means the same, 'eternal ruler'. It is spelled Eirikr, composed of the elements 'ei', translating to 'ever, always' and 'rikr', meaning 'ruler, king'. Erick has been a popular name since the 19th century and in 2014, was one of the most popular names for boys in Germany. Another meaning of the name is thought to come from the Germanic element 'ehre', meaning 'honor', and the Proto-Germanic element 'rik', meaning 'king'. In this case, the meaning of Erick is 'honorable king'. A popular variation of this name is Eric.

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German

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The meaning of Ermen is 'universal' and 'whole', according to its German origin. A famous person with this name is Ermen Benítez, a soccer player who plays for the Deportivo El Nacional.

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German

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The meaning of Ermengarde is 'whole' and 'universe', according to its German origin. It is comprised of the Old German words 'ermen', meaning 'whole' or 'universal', and 'gard', meaning 'enclosure'. Historically, the name was attributed to Ermengarde de Beaumont, a Queen of Scotland and the wife of King William I. The name also belonged to Ermengarde of Hesbaye, a member of the Robertian dynasty. Similarly, Ermengarde of Tours from the Etichonen family shared the name.

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German

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The meaning of Etzel is 'noble one', according to its Germanic origin. The name is composed of the Germanic elements 'atta' and 'ila', meaning 'little father'. Etzel is also a common Israeli name for the name Irgun Tzvai-Leumi. The name Etzel belongs to famous people including Edward Etzel, Franz Hermann, and Franz Etzel.

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