What does Ephrata mean?
Ephrata /eph-ra-ta/ [3 sylls.] as a name for girls. Ephrata's name origin is Hebrew, and Ephrata means "fruitful; honored". Ephrata is a variant transcription of Efrata (Hebrew). Etrata is a common last name.
How popular is Ephrata?
Ephrata is an uncommon first name for women. Ephrata is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
The only popular related form of Ephrata (not ranked) is Effie. Adoption of this girl name was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.938%) and has become significantly lower since, with Effie becoming less stylish. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Ephrata and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)