Eugenia, a name scarcely used at all since the 1980's, is another that flourished a century ago and could be due for a revival.
Eugenia has some interesting literary references, including the fascinating Baroness Eugenie Munster in Henry James's The Europeans and Eugenia Alabaster, a leading character in A. S. Byatt's Angels and Insects, and it was also the birth name of Skeeter in the book and film The Help.
The third century St. Eugenia, an early Roman Christian martyr, is remembered for disguising herself as a man to escape persecution.
Music lovers will be familiar with the name of renowned flute virtuoso Eugenia Zukerman.
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