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What does Effie mean?

Effie /ef-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".

Associated with: greek, scotland, gaelic


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

Effie has 9 more relations via Efrata, Euphemia, Evelyn, Hephzibah: Effam, Efimia, Efrat, Eufane, Eve, Evie, Evlin, Evline and Yefim.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Eifie, Enfie, ..

(male) Effiean, Effienan, ..

How 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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 2000 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. Eppie, Euphemia, Eve (#460 a year ago), Evelyn (#16) and Evie (#501) are the popular alternative forms of Effie ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Evlin, are seldom used. These forms of Effie were favored by parents a century ago (median #855) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1162, down 42.9%), with the version Effie becoming less stylish. Eve and Evie are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Effie, Eppie, Euphemia, Eve, Evelyn, Evie in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Effie is alike in pronunciation to Afia, Efa and Efua. Other recommended names are Alfie, Daffie, Eadie, Eddie, Edie, Elfie, Elfre, Elkie, Ellie, Elsie, Elvie, Emmie, Engie, Esmie, Essie, Ettie, Evvie, Eydie, Ezzie, Jeffie, Sofie and Tiffie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Effie.