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Meaning and name origin

Ephraim \e-ph-raim\ as a boy's name is pronounced EE-frame. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ephraim is "fruitful". From Efrayim. Biblical: one of Joseph's sons by his Egyptian wife Asenath, so named: "For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction". First used by the Puritans in the 16th century, and mostly in the 18th and 19th centuries. Still a common Jewish given name.

Ephraim has 15 variant forms: Efraim, Efrain, Efrayim, Efrem, Efrim, Efryn, Ep, Ephraem, Ephream, Ephrem, Ephriam, Ephrim, Ephrym, Evron and Yefrem.


Ephraim is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23078 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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