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What does Efrem mean?

Efrem \e-frem, ef-rem\ as a boys' name. Efrem's name origins are Spanish and Hebrew, and the meaning of Efrem is "fruitful". Efrem is a form of Efrain (Spanish, Hebrew): variant of Ephraim.


Efrem has 10 variants: Efraim, Efrayim, Efrim, Ephraem, Ephream, Ephrem, Ephriam, Ephrim, Ephrym and Yefrem.

Efrem has 6 more alternative forms via Efrain, Ephraim: Efi, Efran, Efren, Efryn, Ep and Evron.


Efrem is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Efrem is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Efrain (#963 a year ago), Efren, Ephraim (#928) and Ephriam are the prominent alternative forms of Efrem (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names was at its most widespread during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.2038%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.0273%, down 86.6%), with the forms Efrain, Efren, Ephraim and Ephriam becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Efrem and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Efron. Like Efrem, this name is not frequently used.