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What does Enid mean?

Enid Pronunciation of Enid 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH king (queen), myths, 19th century, knight (warrior), brave


VARIANTS Eanid, Ened, Enedd, Enedina, Eneida, Enidd, Enyd, Enydd




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How popular is Enid?

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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Enid reached its peak position of #470 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Enid name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Enedina is the only other popular alternative form of Enid appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Enid was well-received among parents a century ago (ADOPTION OF 0.02%), but now, the version Enid has become less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Enid, Enedina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Brid, Edi, Edie, Edin, Einin, Eir, Eli, Elia, Elida, Elidi, Elin, Elis, Eliz, Ena, Enda, Engie, Ennis, Enya, Enza, Erin, Eris, Evia, Evie and Reid. These names tend to be less commonly used than Enid.

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