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Biblical NameMeaning or HistoryGender
Eden
עֵדֶן
Pleasure.FemaleMale
Ehud
אֵהוּד
Ehud, son of Gera, was one of the judges of Israel, who killed Eglon, the king of Moab.Male
Elah (Ela)
אֵלָה
A girl’s name (in the Bible: a boy’s name). Pistachia tree.Female
Elam (Eilam)
עֵילָם
Aram is the name of a country in the Mesopotamia region.Male
Eldad
אֶלְדָּד
The name of a person of the time when the Israelites wandered in the desert.Male
Elead (Elad, El’ad)
אֶלְעָד
The name may be composed of the words אל (el, God) and עד (ad, “eternity”). Male
Eleazar (Elazar, El'azar)
אֶלְעָזָר
The meaning of the name "Elazar" is "God (אֵל, el) helped (עָזַר, azar)".Male
Elhanan (Elchanan)
אֶלְחָנָן
Two of King David's heros are called Elhanan.Male
Eli (2)
עֵלִי
Eli is the name of a high priest in Shiloh.Male
Eliab (Eliav, Eli'av)
אֱלִיאָב
The name is composed of the words אלי (eli, "my God") and אב (av, "father").Male
Eliada (Elyada)
אֶלְיָדָע
The meaning of the name is "God (אֵל) knew (יָדַע)".Male
Eliel (Eli'el)
אֱלִיאֵל
The name is composed of the words אלי (eli, "my God") and אל (el, "God").Male
Eliezer (Eli’ezer)
אֵלִיעֶזֶר
The name is composed of the words אלי (eli, "my God") and עזר (ezer, "help").Male
Elijah (Eliyahu)
אֵלִיָּהוּ
The name is composed of the word אלי (eli, “my God”) and the letters יהו (the name of God). Male
Elimelech
אֱלִימֶלֶךְ
The name is composed of the words אלי (eli, "my God") and מלך (melech, "king").Male
Elisha
אֱלִישָׁע
Elisha the son of Shaphat was one of the prophets of Israel.Male
Elisheba (Elisheva)
אֱלִישֶׁבַע
The name is composed of אלי (eli, “my God”) and שבע (sheva, “seven” – a number that may express the notion of “many”). Another explanation for שבע may relate it to the verb להישבע (lehishava, “to take an oath”).Female
Elizur (Elitzur, Elitsur)
אֱלִיצוּר
The meaning of the name is "my God (אלי, eli) is a rock (צוּר, Tzur)".Male
Elkanah (Elkana)
אֶלְקָנָה
The meaning of the name is "God (אֵל) bought (קָנָה)".Male
Elnathan (Elnatan)
אֶלְנָתָן
The meaning of the name is "God (אֵל) gave (נָתַן)".Male
Elon (Eylon, Eilon)
אֵילוֹן
Elon was a city in the land of Dan: "And Elon and Thimnathah and Ekron" (Jushua 19, 43). Today, Eilon is the name of a kibbutz in Glilee.Male
Enan (Einan)
עֵינָן
Having big eyes; curious.Male
Enoch (Chanoch)
חֲנוֹךְ
There are few people in the Bible called Enoch. The first of them is Cain's son.Male
Ephraim (Efrayim, Efra’im)
אֶפְרַיִם
According to the explanation in the Bible, the name אפרים (Ephraim) is derived of the verb להפרות (lehafrot, “fertilize”, “inseminate”). Male
Ephrath (Efrat)
אֶפְרָת
Ephrath is the other name of Beth-Lehem: "And Rachel died and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-Lehem." Genesis 35, 19Female
Eran
עֵרָן
Eran is the name of a man of the tribe of Ephraim.Male
Eshcol (Eshkol)
אֶשְׁכּוֹל
bunch, cluster (of grapes, etc.). Eshcol is also a name of a brook near Hebron: "And they came unto the brook of Eshcol and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff" (Numbers 13, 23).Male
Esther (Ester)
אֶסְתֵּר
Queen Esther was King Ahasuerus’s wife.Female
Ethan (Eitan, Eytan)
אֵיתָן
Strong, steadfast, firm. The adjective "איתן" (eitan) refers to a stream whose water flows all year round.Male
Eve (Chava, Hava)
חַוָּה
The root of the name is ח' י' ה', denoting “life”. According to the bible, Eve was thus named for being “the mother of all living”, i.e. of all mankind.Female
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