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Meaning and name origin

Effie \e(f)-fie\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Effemie, Effemy, Effi, Effy, Efthemia, Ephie, Eppie, Euphemia, Euphemie and Euphie.


Effie is a very popular first name for females (#529 out of 4276, Top 12%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Effie for girls (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Effie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Evelyn (#16), Euphemia and Effie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Evelyn, Euphemia, Effie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Elfie, Evie and Evvie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Effie.