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pinWhat does Effie mean?

Effie /ef-fie/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced EF-ee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Effie is "well-spoken".

Pet form of Euphemia, Efrata, Hephzibah and sometimes Evelyn. First used in the 1860s. In Scotland, it was used an an anglicization of the Gaelic name Oighrig or Aifric meaning "speckled one".


Effie has 10 variants: Effemie, Effemy, Effi, Effy, Efthemia, Ephie, Eppie, Euphemia, Euphemie and Euphie.

Effie has 21 more relations via Efrata, Euphemia, Evelyn, Hephzibah: Effam, Efimia, Efrat, Ephan, Eufane, Eufemia, Evalin, Evaline, Eve, Evelin, Eveline, Evie, Evleen, Evlin, Evline, Evlyn, Hefzia, Hepsie, Phebe, Phemie and Yefim.

Kreatif forms: Eafie, Efea, Effieea. [more]

pinHow popular is Effie?

Effie is a very popular first name for females (#529 out of 4276, Top 12%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Effie for girls. Effie reached its highest rank of #62 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Effie and corresponding names. Euphemia, Evaline, Eve (#460 a year ago), Evelin, Eveline, Evelyn (#16), Evie (#501) and Phebe are the popular alternative forms of Effie ranked in the Top 1000. Variants like Effam are seldom used. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.402%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.2248%, down 44.1%), with the versions Effie, Evelin and Phebe becoming less stylish. Eve (#460), Evelyn (#16) and Evie (#501) are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list, and there is a revival in birth name popularity for these names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Effie, Euphemia, Evaline, Eve, Evelin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eveline, Evelyn, Evie, Phebe in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eve, Evelyn, Evie outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Elfie and Evvie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Effie.