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Enid is a Welsh name with a great meaning. It was very popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States and the United Kingdom, but it's fallen out of favor in the United States since the 1950s. Though with “E” names like Ella so hot right now, we could easily see it making a comeback.

Meaning of the name Enid:

Welsh: Spirit, life, soul

Origin of the name Enid:

Enid is derived from the Welsh word “enaid,” which means “life,” “spirit,” or “soul.” It's also the name of a Celtic goddess.

Symbolism of the name Enid:

Enid's meaning — life, spirit, soul — may offer some symbolism. New parents may choose it because of the new soul in their lives. It's also the name of a Celtic goddess, so it could be a choice to honor your interest in Celtic mythology or your Celtic roots. Finally, the name is also mentioned in the series of poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson called “Idylls of the King,” so it's often considered a literary name.

Style of the name Enid:

Traditional

Gender of the name Enid:

Enid is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Enid:

EE-nid

Number of syllables in the name Enid:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Enid:

The baby name Enid evokes images of someone who is stylish and determined.

Alternative spellings for the name Enid:

  • Enide
  • Ened
  • Enyd

Nicknames for the name Enid:

N/A

Popularity of the name Enid:

According to the Social Security Administration, Enid was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States up until 1954. It was most popular in 1920 when it ranked at number 412. It last ranked at number 993 in 1954.

Related names for the name Enid:

Great middle names for Enid and their meanings:

  • Mae (pearl)
  • Snow (snow)
  • Monroe (mouth of the Roe river)
  • Sunday (Sunday – day of the week)
  • Carolina (free man)
  • Louise (famous warrior)
  • Grace (God's grace)
  • Amelia (work)
  • Iris (rainbow)

Famous people with the name Enid:

  • Enid Dame (poet)
  • Enid Marx (artist)
  • Enid Bagnold (author)
  • Enid Bennett (actress)
  • Enid Stamp Taylor (actress)

Enids in popular culture:

  • Enid (character from the TV show “The Walking Dead”)
  • Enid (character from the TV show “OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes”)
  • Enid (character in the Harry Potter books and movie)
  • Enid Coleslaw (character in the book and movie “Ghost World”)
  • Enid(character from the “Sweeet Valley High” book series and TV show)