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What does Efrem mean?

Efrem Pronunciation of Efrem [efrem] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of Efrem is "fruitful". Efrem is an alternate form of Efrain (Spanish, Hebrew): version of Ephraim.


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

5 more alternative forms via Efrain, Ephraim: Efi, Efran, Efren, Efryn and Evron.

Creative forms:
(male) Efred, Efrer, ..

(female) Efrel, Efremi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Efrem Hoyt (E.H.), ..

How popular is Efrem?

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

Efrem entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #947 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Efrem name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Efrain (#1056 a year ago), Efren (#1607), Ephraim (#928) and Ephriam are the prominent alternative forms of Efrem listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Ephream, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Efrem was at its most widespread 8 years ago (average #1358) and is almost as widespread today (#1518, 23.3% less usage). Ephraim is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Efrem, Efrain, Efren, Ephraim, Ephriam in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Edred, Efrat, Efron, Elfred, Elrey, Erek, Erez and Kerem. Like Efrem, these names are not frequently used.

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