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Gender: F Pronunciation: yoo-zhay-nee Meaning of Eugenie: "wellborn" Origin of Eugenie: French form of Eugenia, Greek

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Eugenie enjoyed a major dusting off when Fergie and Prince Andrew chose it for their daughter, restoring a patina of royal sheen it hadn't had since the time of Napoleon III's glamorous empress--who spent much of her life in England. It was also borne by Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, after whom Prince Andrew's younger daughter was named.

Eugenie is the title character of a Balzac novel, Eugenie Grandet and also the full name of Scarlet and Rhett's daughter, nicknamed Bonnie Blue because of the color of her eyes, in Gone With the Wind.

The elegant Eugenie is pronounced yoo-zhay-nee, versus yoo-jeen-ya for Eugenia.

Famous People Named Eugenie

Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena, younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Eugenie Ann "Genie" Francis Frakes, soap opera actress and wife of Jonathan Frakes
Eugenie Bouchard, Canadian tennis player

Pop Culture References for the Name Eugenie

Eugenie is actually pronounced "you-jen-e."