Meaning and Name Origin
Effie \e(f)-fie\ 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 21 more related variations 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.
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. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 and are now significantly less widespread, 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, with these names having a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)