What does Effie mean?
Effie [effie] 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".
(female) Eifie, Enfie, ..
(male) Middle name pairings:
Effie Celia (E.C.), ..
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)
Effie reached its highest rank of #62 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Eppie, Euphemia, Eve (#476 a year ago), Evelyn (#15) and Evie (#513) 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 (#1167, down 43.5%), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.