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What does Effy mean?

Effy Pronunciation of Effy [effy] as a girls' name is a Greek name, and Effy means "well-spoken". Effy is an alternate spelling of Effie (Greek): pet variant of Euphemia.

Associated with: greek.


Effy has 3 variants: Effi, Ephie and Euphie.

2 more relations via Effie, Euphemia: Effam and Effemy.

Creative forms:
(female) Elfy, Enfy, ..

(male) Efan, Efar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Effy Noel (E.N.), ..

How popular is Effy?

Effy is a rare given name for females. Effy is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Effy (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 are Effie and Euphemia. Adoption of these forms of Effy was more pronounced among parents during 1880-1889 (adoption of 0.3%), but now, the version Effie has become less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Effie, Euphemia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Effy and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Effy is alike in pronunciation to Afia, Afua, Efa, Efua and Yaffa. Other suggested similar names are Alfy (see Alfreda), Biffy, Buffy, Daffy, Eddy, Edy, Eily, Eiry, Elly, Elsy, Elvy, Emmy, Enfys, Essy, Etty, Evey, Evvy, Evy, Sofy, Taffy and Tiffy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Effy.

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