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What does Enid mean?

Enid \e-nid\ as a girls' name is pronounced EE-nid. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Enid is "soul, life". From enaid, or possibly from another source enit meaning "woodlark". Celtic name from the King Arthur myths. Literary: the name was revived in the 19th century by Tennyson's "Idylls of the King", which contains the story of the knight Geraint and his meek but brave wife Enid. Authors Enid Blyton, Enid Bagnold.


Enid has 8 variants: Eanid, Ened, Enedd, Enedina, Eneida, Enidd, Enyd and Enydd.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Enat.


Enid is a very popular first name for females (#930 out of 4276, Top 22%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Enid for girls. Enid entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #448 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Enid name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Enid outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Enda. Like Enid, this name is not commonly used.