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What does Efrain mean?

Efrain \e-frain, ef-rain\ as a boys' name is pronounced eh-fra-EEN. It is of Spanish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Efrain is "fruitful". Variant of Ephraim. Actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.


Efrain has 7 variants: Efi, Efraim, Efran, Efrayim, Efrem, Efren and Efrim.

Efrain has 10 more different forms via Efrem, Ephraim: Efryn, Ep, Ephraem, Ephream, Ephrem, Ephriam, Ephrim, Ephrym, Evron and Yefrem.


Efrain is a very popular first name for males (#521 out of 1220, Top 43%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Efrain for boys. Efrain was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its top position of #315 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is presently at #963. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Efrain (#963 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000 are Efren, Ephraim (#928 the previous year) and Ephriam. Usage of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.2038%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.0273%, down 86.6%), with the versions Efrain, Efren, Ephraim and Ephriam becoming less stylish. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Efrain and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Efrain, Efren, Ephraim, Ephriam in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Efrain is alike in pronunciation to Efron. This name tends to be less frequently used than Efrain.