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Gender: Feminine
: English
Effie is an English diminutive of the name Euphemia. Euphemia comes from a Greek name meaning “Well Regarded,” from the words “eu” (good) and “phenai” (to speak well of).

Effie has been much more popular than its parent name. It was especially common during the late Victorian Age in the United States, when “diminutives” (like Jessie, Jennie, Lulu, Nettie, and Bessie) were commonly given to girls in place of the original name.

Please see Euphemia for more information.

Pronunciation: eff-ee.

Alternates: Effy.

Famous Bearers:
Artists and Authors:
Effie Louise Power
American author.

Percentage from the 1990 U.S. Census:
0.024 % named Effie

Popularity of Effie
Popularity (for newborns)
In the United States...
1850: 311th most popular.
1875: 86th most popular.
1900-1910: 117th most popular.
1910-1920: 187th most popular.
1920-1930: 252nd most popular.
1930-1940: 337th most popular.
1940-1950: 515th most popular.
1950-1960: 891st most popular.
1960-2000: N/A

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