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225 Baby Boy Names That Start With E

Here are 200+ E boy names and their meanings, from old-fashioned, unique, and rare names to cute and popular ones.

Updated April 13, 2024

by Alina Hodkinson

Additional contribution by Karen Johnson

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Sometimes, stepping out of the box is one of the best things you can do when thinking of the perfect name for your sweet baby boy. We get it — you’ve been working on that list of baby names since you can remember, jotting down a name as soon as it stuck out to you . . . But here you are, about to welcome your newest bundle, and none of the boy names seem to fit. So, let’s hope you find “the one” in this list of baby boy names that start with E!

Baby Boy Names That Start With E

Here are over 200 E names for baby boys in several categories, including popular names, earthy names, rare names, and more:

18 Old-Fashioned Boy Names That Start With E

Let’s start with classic, older-style boy names that start with E. These E boy names may have originated in yesteryear or something from your favorite classic novel. Let’s see if one will sing to you! How about a classic like Earl? Or something that sounds like it’s out of a Jane Austen novel — like Edgerton?

1. Edwin — An Old English name that means “wealthy friend.”

2. Eadwyn — Eadwyn is an alternative spelling to Edwin and means “wealthy friend.” This name is also Old English in origin.

3. Ernest — This is a name with German roots that means “serious, battle to the death.”

4. Edmund — A name of English origin that means “wealthy protector.”

5. Edmond — Edmond is another way to spell Edmund and is also an English name meaning “wealthy protector.”

6. Earl — Also a name with English roots, Earl means “warrior or nobleman.”

7. Erle — A variation of Earl, this name also has Old English roots and means “nobleman.”

8. Edgar — Meaning “wealthy spear,” this name is English in origin.

9. Eadgar — As an alternative spelling to Edgar, Eadgar is also an English name that means “wealthy spear.”

10. Ellison — This name means “son of Ellis” (Ellis meaning “kind, benevolent”) and is of English origin.

11. Edson — Edson also has English roots and means “son of Edward” (Edward meaning “wealthy guard”).

12. Edgerton — An English name that means “blessed town.”

13. Eugene — A name of Greek origin that means “well-born, noble.”

14. Ernie — Ernie is a name with German roots and means “serious, resolute.”

15. Erny — Erny is an alternative spelling choice for Ernie. This name is also of German origin and means “serious, resolute.”

16. Eustace — With Greek roots, this name means “stable” or “fruitful.”

17. Edmon — Derived from the name Edmond, this name means “wealthy protector” and has English roots.

18. Edouard — An Old English name that means “wealthy guard,” this is a unique spin on the classic name Edward.

20 French Boy Names that Start with E

Switching up the language can be helpful when picking a name, and no language rolls off the tongue like French! Look at some of these baby boy names of French origin that start with E. From Erec, which means “always ruler,” to Elian, which means “the Lord is my God,” there’s no shortage of strong yet beautiful French names for boys.

1. Esme — “loved, admired”

2. Eloi — “the chosen”

3. Erec — “always ruler”

4. Eadie — “rich in war, prosperous”

5. Evon — “archer”

6. Eevonne — An alternative spelling to Evon, this name also means “archer.”

7. Evonne — Also meaning “archer,” Evonne is a different way to spell Evon.

8. Elisee — “God is my oath”

9. Eluard — “from a place of great height” and “grace”

10. Esprit — “spirit, soul, mind”

11. Emile — “eager”

12. Emerick — “industrious leader”

13. Elphege — “responsible and noble person”

14. Etienne — “crown, garland”

15. Erad — “profit”

16. Enna — “edge of a sword”

17. Eloy — “high or chosen”

18. Ezme — “esteemed, beloved”

19. Elroy — “the God and king”

20. Eudes — “just”

25 Unique Boy Names That Start With E

Many parents like unique names that stand out — and it’s easy to see why. Naming your child something like “Explorer” or “Endeavor” sets them up to do big things. Here’s our list of unique E boy names that no one else in school will have!

1. Ean — With Scottish and Irish roots, this name means “God is gracious.”

2. Egypt — The name Egypt originates in Greek and translates to “home of the soul of Ptah.”

3. Eabbe — Meaning “loving, dedicated, respectable,” this name is Hebrew in origin.

4. Eros — A Greek name that means “desire.”

5. Edvin — Edvin is a Finnish name that means “rich or wealthy friend.”

6. Edik — With Russian roots, this name means “wealthy guard.”

7. Egfrid — Egfrid is an Old English name that means “happy and mature.”

8. Ehren — Meaning “honorable,” Ehren is originally German.

9. Ena — An Old Irish name that means “passionate or fiery.”

10. Elad — A Hebrew name meaning “God is eternal.”

11. Experience — An English name meaning “an event that leaves an impression.”

12. Elder — Meaning “revered one,” this name has English roots.

13. Erastus — Erastus is a Greek name that means “loving.”

14. Explorer — An English name meaning “one who explores.”

15. Eero — Eero is Finnish and means “eternal ruler.”

16. Eryx — Meaning “boxer,” this name is of Greek origin.

17. Espen — A Scandinavian name that means “god bear.”

18. Eren — Eren has Turkish roots and means “saint, holy person.”

19. Endeavor — A unique English name meaning “challenge, endeavor.”

20. Eduin — Meaning “rich friend,” this name is of Spanish origin.

21. Elion — A Hebrew name that means “supreme, uplifting.”

22. Eneas — This name means “he who is praised” and is Greek and Latin in origin.

23. Erico — An Old Norse name meaning “peaceful ruler” or “leader.”

24. Elidor — This rare name has Gaelic and Celtic roots and means “just, mythical monk.”

25. Emidio — This name means “great, strong” and is said to derive from Saint Emegdius. The name Emidio has Italian roots.

13 Popular Boy Names That Start With E

On the other hand, you might want to go in the opposite direction and choose a popular boy name that starts with E — like Elijah or Easton. Here are a few more popular E names for boys to consider.

1. Eric — An Old Norse name meaning “sole ruler, eternal ruler.”

2. Elliott — With Hebrew roots, this name means “the Lord is my God.”

3. Eliott — An alternative spelling for Elliott, this name also means “the Lord is my God” and is Hebrew in origin.

4. Ethan — A Hebrew name meaning “endurance, strength.”

5. Eithan — An alternative spelling option for Ethan, this name is also Hebrew and means “endurance, strength.”

6. Ethen — Another alternative spelling for Ethan means “endurance, strength,” this name has Hebrew roots.

7. Evan — This name is Welsh and means “the Lord is gracious.”

8. Elijah — Hebrew for “my God.”

9. Elyjah — Elyjah is a different way to spell “Elijah” and is a Hebrew name meaning “my God.”

10. Eli — A Hebrew name meaning “high, elevated.”

11. Ely — An alternative spelling option for the name Eli, this name means “high, elevated” and has Hebrew roots.

12. Easton — With English roots, this name means “east-facing place.”

13. Eastyn — An alternative spelling choice for Easton, this name also means “east-facing place” and originates in English.

7 Common Boy Names That Start With E

If you like names that have stood the test of time, a common E boy name is probably more your style, so we included a few of those, too. Names like Edward, which means “wealthy guard,” and Esteban, which means “crown or garland,” are strong first names and great middle names.

1. Edward — An English name that means “wealthy guard.”

2. Eduardo — This name has Spanish roots and means “wealthy guard.”

3. Esteban — Esteban is the Spanish version of the name Stephen and means “crown, garland.”

4. Estevan — This name is also a Spanish version of Stephen and means “crown, garland.”

5. Eddy — This name means “guardian of riches” and has English roots.

6. Eddie — An alternative spelling of Eddy, this name also means “guardian of riches” and is English in origin.

7. Eiji — This name may not sound common to English speakers, but it’s a popular Japanese boy’s name that means “excellent, to succeed” and “heal, peace.”

26 Rare Boy Names That Start With E

Here are some rare boy names starting with E that you might want to consider. How about something like Ender, meaning “very rare,” or Erlantz, meaning “to glow, shine, or sparkle”?

1. Eitan — With Hebrew roots, this name means “firmness, long-lived.”

2. Earn — This name means “gain” and originates in English.

3. Eliseo — An Italian name that means “God is my salvation.”

4. Ender — Ender has Turkish roots and means “very rare.”

5. Eamon — This name has Irish roots and means “wealthy protector.”

6. Edme — An English and French name meaning “rich protector.”

7. Ehsan — This Arabic name means “perfection, excellence.”

8. Edem — A name of African-Ewe origin meaning “God has chosen or delivered me.”

9. Elof — This name has Swedish roots and means “sole heir.”

10. Erlantz — This rare boy’s name is Basque and means “to glow, shine, sparkle.”

11. Edinson — An English name meaning “son of Edith or Adam.”

12. Esai — This name has Spanish roots and means “gift.”

13. Eoin — Eoin is an Irish name meaning “God is gracious.”

14. Erasmus — This name has Greek roots and means “beloved, desired.”

15. Evren — This name is Turkish and means “universe.”

16. Endymion — A Greek name that means “dive into, enter.”

17. Eben — This name has Hebrew roots and means “stone of help.”

18. Enric — This unique name means “home ruler, lord of the house” and comes from the Catalan language.

19. Edmont — A Greek name that means “wealthy protector.”

20. Edvard — Edvard is Scandinavian in origin and means “wealthy guard.”

21. Ercole — This name is Italian and means “gift from God.”

22. Ettore — Meaning “loyal, holding fast,” this name is Italian.

23. Ezer — Ezer is Hebrew and means “help.”

24. Evgueni — This rare name originates in Russian and means “well-born, noble.”

25. Esla — The name Esla has English roots and means “truth.”

26. Evin — This Welsh name means “God is gracious.”

26 Biblical Boy Names That Start With E

Parents often read the Bible or other religious texts for inspiration for a name. If a biblical name like Ezra or Esau sounds like a fitting choice for your baby boy, here are a few biblical boy names that start with E.

1. Ezra — A Hebrew name meaning “help, helper.”

2. Ezrah — As an alternative spelling for Ezra, this name is Hebrew and means “help, helper.”

3. Eesa — This name has Arabic roots and means “God is my salvation.”

4. Esa — Esa is Hebrew and means “God is my salvation.”

5. Elisha — This Hebrew name also means “God is my salvation.”

6. Esau — A name meaning “hairy,” Esau is also Hebrew.

7. Elias — With Hebrew and Greek roots, this name means “the Lord is my God.”

8. Elyas — An alternative spelling for Elias, this Hebrew name means “the Lord is my God.”

9. Eshan — A Sanskrit name that means “in God’s grace, worthy, high morals.”

10. Eliyahu — A Hebrew name that means “my God is Yahweh.”

11. Eliam — Hebrew for “God is my nation, people of God.”

12. Eliezer — This name also has Hebrew roots and means “God is my help.”

13. Eidef — A Swedish name that means “a wealthy gift from the God almighty.”

14. Emmanuel — A Hebrew name meaning “God is with us.”

15. Emmanuelle — Also a Hebrew name, this is an alternative spelling for Emmanuel and means “God is with us.”

16. Enos — This name has Hebrew roots and means “mankind.”

17. Ezechiel — Ezechiel is a Hebrew name meaning “strength of God.”

18. Ezekiel — An alternative spelling for Ezechiel, this name is Hebrew and means “strength of God.”

19. Elia — An Italian name that means “my God is Yahweh.”

20. Eliaz — Hebrew for “God is powerful.”

21. Elian — Meaning “the Lord is my God” and “light,” Elian has Spanish roots.

22. Eliud — This name means “God is my praise” and has Greek and Hebrew roots.

23. Eleazar — Eleazar is a Hebrew name meaning “God helps.”

24. Esdras — This name is Greek and Hebrew in origin and means “God is my help” and simply “helper.”

25. Eliel — A Hebrew name meaning “my God is God.”

26. Elyes — A Hebrew name meaning “the Lord is my God.”

21 Cute Boy Names That Start With E

Babies are cute — there’s no denying it. That’s why we needed a few “cute” boy names that start with E on our list! We especially love Ernesto, which means “earnest, sincere,” and Egan, which means “little fire.”

1. Emilio — A name of Latin origin that means “rival, eager.”

2. Ernesto — This name has Spanish roots and means “earnest, sincere.”

3. Ellar — Ellar is Scottish and means “cheerful.”

4. Eiden — Eiden is of Gaelic origin and means “little and fiery.”

5. Eden — Eden is a different way to spell the name Eiden and has Gaelic roots. It also means “little and fiery.”

6. Elio — This Italian and Spanish name means “the sun.”

7. Ellis — This name means “kind, benevolent” and is said to have Welsh, Greek, and Hebrew origins.

8. Ervin — Meaning “friend,” Ervin has Hungarian and Celtic roots.

9. Elvin — Elvin means “elf, magical being, or noble friend” and is of Old English origin.

10. Engel — This name is originally German and means “angel.”

11. Emre — This name has Turkish roots and means “loving friend.”

12. Eugeni — An Italian and Spanish name that means “well-born, noble.”

13. Emiliano — Emiliano has Spanish roots and means “rival, eager.”

14. Eneko — This name is of Basque origin and means “my little one.”

15. Egan — Meaning “little fire,” this name has Irish roots.

16. Enne — A name that means “to praise” and is of Greek origin.

17. Ezri — A Hebrew name meaning “helper.”

18. Elvio — This name means “blonde, fair” and has Latin roots.

19. Erasme — A Latin and Greek name that means “loved.”

20. Echa — Echa is of Indian origin and means “to give blessings, to give good things.”

21. Eri — An Irish name that means “my awake one.”

35 Badass Boys Names That Start With E

Badass baby names are always a popular search choice whether you’re looking for boy names, girl names, or gender-neutral options. If your little one is already kicking away and ready to fight before they even enter the world, you might choose a badass boy name like Ever, which means “wild as a boar,” or Erwan, which means “dragon.”

1. Erik — This Old Norse name means “eternal ruler” and is a badass choice because of the famous Norse explorer Erik the Red.

2. Emmitt — With German roots, this name means “universal, all-containing, strength, powerful.”

3. Emmet — This name is an alternative spelling option for Emmitt and is of German origin. It means “universal, all-containing, strength, powerful.”

4. Emrys — A Welsh name that means “immortal.”

5. Everardo — This name has Spanish roots and means “brave, strong boar.”

6. Eyad — A name of Arabic origin that means “support, might, strength.”

7. Earlie — Meaning “nobleman, warrior,” this name is of English origin.

8. Emmerson — An English name that means “son of Emery” (Emery meaning “industrious, powerful”).

9. Elmer — This name has English roots and means “noble, famous.”

10. Enoch — Enoch is a Hebrew name meaning “dedicated, trained, disciplined.”

11. Enzo — An Italian name that means “home-ruler.”

12. Eggbert — This name has Old English roots and means “bright, famous sword.”

13. Egbert — An alternative spelling for Eggbert, this name is also Old English and means “bright, famous sword.”

14. Egil — Egil is an Old Norse name that means “edge of sword, terror.”

15. Erwan — This name has French roots and means “dragon.”

16. Erwann — Erwann is another spelling option for the name Erwan and is a name of French origin meaning “dragon.”

17. Evrad — Meaning “brave, strong, boar,” this name is said to have English, German, and French roots.

18. Erminio — This name has Italian roots and means “soldier, warrior.”

19. Epic — Epic is an English name that means “grand, heroic, monumental.”

20. Egon — This name is German and means “sword’s edge, strong with a sword.”

21. Erneste — Meaning “serious, battle to the death,” Erneste is of English origin.

22. Eberhard — This name means “brave boar” and has Old English and Old German roots.

23. Eckhart — With German roots, this name means “brave blade.”

24. Emerik — A German name meaning “powerful, rich, mighty, ruler.”

25. Emeric — An alternative spelling of Emerik, this name is German and means “powerful, rich, mighty, ruler.”

26. Errol — A name of English origin that means “nobleman, warrior.”

27. Emil — With Latin roots, this name means “to strive, excel, rival, eager.”

28. Elric — Elric is an old English name that means “wise ruler.”

29. Emory — An English name meaning “home strength, industrious leader.”

30. Emery — An alternative spelling to Emory, this name also means “home strength, industrious leader” and has English roots.

31. Emeri — Yet another option for spelling the English name Emory, this also means “home strength, industrious leader.”

32. Edgardo — A name with Spanish and Italian roots, Edgardo means “wealthy spear.”

33. Everard — An Old English name that means “brave, strong, boar.”

34. Elmar — Elmar has English and German roots and means “noble, famous.”

35. Ever — The name Ever has Scandinavian roots and means “wild as a boar.”

14 Famous E Boys Names

How about choosing a famous E boy’s name that the world already knows? Naming your son Edison might mean he’ll grow up to invent something that will change the world. Have a feeling he’ll be a rockstar? Consider Elvis as a baby boy’s name!

1. Elvis — The name Elvis has Old Norse roots and means “all wise.” It was made famous because of the legendary singer Elvis Presley.

2. Enrique — Enrique is a Spanish name that means “home ruler, head of household.” Enrique Iglesias has been a well-known singer for decades.

3. Elon — Elon is a gender-neutral name of Hebrew origin. It means “oak tree” and is a famous name thanks to billionaire Elon Musk.

4. Ewan — With Welsh and Scottish roots, this name means “born of the yew tree” and is famous because of the actor Ewan McGregor.

5. Evander — Evander is of Scottish origin and means “good man.” Evander Holyfield was a professional boxer who competed in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.

6. Edison — An English name meaning “son of Edward” (Edward meaning “wealthy guardian”), Edison is a famous name thanks to inventor Thomas Edison.

7. Eddard — “Game of Thrones” fans will recognize the name Eddard as Eddard Stark, who was the head of House Stark. This name means “wealthy guardian” and is a variant of the English name Edward.

8. Emeril — Emeril is a name of French origin that means “just, powerful leader.” Emeril Lagasse is a famous chef.

9. Engelbert — This is a name of German origin that means “angel-bright.” Engelbert Humperdinck is a well-known British pop singer.

10. Englebert — An alternative spelling for Engelbert, this name is famous because of singer Engelbert Humperdinck. It means “angel-bright” and has German roots.

11. Excalibur — The name Excalibur has Welsh roots and means “cut-steel.” This name is famous due to the legendary sword of King Arthur, which was named Excalibur.

12. Ebenezer — A Hebrew name meaning “stone of help,” we all know the famous Ebenezer Scrooge from “A Christmas Carol.”

13. Eleven — This name is English in origin and means “the number 11.” It was made famous because of the character Eleven from “Stranger Things.”

14. Elmo — Meaning “to love,” as well as “God’s helmet” and “protector,” Elmo is an Italian name made famous from the “Sesame Street” character we all know and love.

20 Earthy E Boys Names

Many earthy E boys’ names pay homage to our beautiful planet and all the living things it holds. Several earthy E names for boys mean “fruitful,” including Efren and Ephraim. You might also consider a classic-sounding name like Elwood, which means “elder tree forest.”

1. Everest — An English name meaning “dweller on the Eure River.”

2. Eachann — This name has Scottish and Irish roots and means “keeper of horses.”

3. Earth — An Old English name meaning “the ground.”

4. Efren — This name has Hebrew and Spanish roots and means “fruitful.”

5. Efrain — Like Efren, Efrain originates from Hebrew and Spanish and means “fruitful.”

6. Ephraim — Another similar name to Efren, Ephraim is also Hebrew and Spanish in origin and means “fruitful.”

7. Efrem — Efrem also means “fruitful” and has Hebrew and Spanish roots.

8. Ephrem — Ephrem is yet another spelling option for this popular earthy Hebrew and Spanish origin name. It also means “fruitful.”

9. Ezio — An Italian name meaning “eagle.”

10. Eder — This name has Hebrew roots and means “flock.”

11. Eaton — Eaton is an Old English name meaning “island settlement, riverside, deer.”

12. Eldon — An English name that means “sacred hill.”

13. Egbo — Egbo is Nigerian and means “forest.”

14. Ermine — An Old French name meaning “weasel.”

15. Etalon — This name is of French origin and means “stallion.”

16. Everston — With English roots, the name Everston means “wild boar settlement.”

17. Eoghan — A Gaelic name that means “born of the yew tree.”

18. Euan — This name has Scottish roots and means “born of the yew tree.”

19. Elwood — Elwood is originally English and means “elder tree forest.”

20. Elim — A Hebrew name meaning “place of strong trees.”

Did you find the perfect boy name that starts with E? You may not know it now, but as soon as you meet your beautiful baby boy — that name will come to you! It’s always a great idea to have a handful of names you and your partner have agreed on leading up to the big day. Sometimes, finding a fit may take longer — and that’s okay. Have fun with it, and try not to make it as stressful as it can be.

In need of some more baby name inspiration? Check out some of our other baby name lists, like Old-Fashioned Names For Your Timeless Babybaby names with great nicknames, cute boy names, and the coolest boy names.

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Alina is a Journalism graduate and a mom blogger living in Ontario, Canada. She is also a wife and a mom to a 4-year-old little boy. She is most passionate… Read more

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