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".
(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)
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)
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.
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.