Edgar


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Old English

Meaning: “Blessed spear.”

Pronunciation: (ED-gahr)

Nicknames: Ed, Eddy

Detail: Derived from the Old English elements ead “rich, blessed” and gar “spear”.

This was the name of a 10th-century English king who is regarded as a saint.

Famous bearers include author and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

Eustolia


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Good harvest.”

Pronunciation: (yoo-STOH-lee-uh)

Nicknames: Euli, Eulia, Eusie, Sto, Stolie, Story, Lottie, Lia

From the Greek name Eustachys meaning “good harvest”. Male version is Eustolios. This is related to the name Eustace.

Little is known of Eustolia and her sister Soprata,  however they were revered as saints since the 7th century.

Echo


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Echo.”

Pronunciation: (EH-koh)

Nicknames: Eki, Coco

Detail: Means “echo” from the word for the repeating reflected sound, which derives from Greek eche “sound”.

In Greek mythology Echo was a nymph given a speech impediment by Hera, so that she could only repeat what others said. She fell in love with Narcissus, but her love was not returned, and she pined away until nothing remained of her except her voice.

Efisio


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Italian

Meaning: “One from Ephesus.”

Pronunciation: (eh-FEE-zee-oh); (eh-FEE-zhoh)

Nicknames: Fiso, Efo

Detail: From the Latin byname Ephesius, which originally belonged to a person who was from the city of Ephesus, in Ionia.

This was the name of a saint martyred on Sardinia in the 4th century