First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
On This Page

How to Pronounce En

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce En?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name En mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of En

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Singapore says the name En means "Gratitude" and is of Chinese origin.
Other origins: Japanese

Submit the origin and/or meaning of En to us below

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun En
Half an em, that is, half of the unit of space in measuring printed matter. See Em.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Half the width of an em


  1. English

The name of the letter comes from Latin en. The typographic sense dates to 1793.

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter N/n.
    The ems and ens at the beginnings and ends.
  2. (typography) A unit of measurement equal to half of an em (half of the height of the type in use).

From French

    en was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Alemannic German, Asturian, Breton, Catalan, Central Franconian, Chuukese, Crimean Tatar, Czech, Dalmatian, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Fala, Finnish, French, Galician, German Low German, Haitian Creole, Icelandic, Ido, Japanese, Jersey Dutch, Kott, Kriol, Latin, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Mandarin, Middle Dutch, Middle French, Middle Low German, Norwegian Bokmål, Old French, Old Frisian, Old Latin, Old Portuguese, Old Provençal, Old Saxon, Old Swedish, Slovene, Spanish, Sranan Tongo, Swedish, Turkish, Veps, and West Frisian

    Notable Persons Named En

    En Esch is an industrial rock, electro-industrial, and industrial music musician. En was given the name Nicklaus Schandelmaier . En is also known as Klaus Schandelmaier and Nick.


    En was born in 1496. He passed away in 1582.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name En

    Rui En is a mandopop, rhythm, and blues musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2000. Rui is also known as 芮恩(used in Taiwan as a singer).


    Their most notable accomplishments were from 1469 to 1476. Shō was born in 1415 in Izena, Okinawa. They left this life in 1476.


    He died in 402.


    Robyn was born in 1948. She left this life in 1997.


    Where is the name En popular?

    View popular names by state or region.

    Popularity of En as a last name

    The map shows the absolute popularity of the name En as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in California, , or Illinois.

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity En U.S.
      White 19.26% 64.26%
      African American 4.44% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 67.41% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 7.41% 16.26%

    Of Last Name En

    People with the last name En are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name En

    • How Popular is the name En? En is the 64,079th most popular name of all time. As a last name En was the 72,105th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name En have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17 babies born with the first name En in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named En? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2011 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was En first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name En is Friday, October 21st, 1892.
    • What year had the most people named En born? The highest recorded use of the first name En was in 2011 with a total of 6 babies.
    • Weird things about the name En: Your name in reverse order is Ne. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ne. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name En? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 270 people with the last name En.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of En? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with En as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

    What Ens Have Visited This Page?

    Name poster for En

    Name poster for En(click to save the high quality version)

    Most Popular Names

    All Name Lists

    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.