Eulalia

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Gender: F Meaning of Eulalia: "sweet-speaking" Origin of Eulalia: Greek

Eulalia is a melodious name with a southern drawl, thanks to those lilting double 'l's.

A teenage martyr, Saint Eulalia was born in Spain and is a patron saint of Barcelona, where there is a cathedral in her name. One legend associated with Eulalia is that a dove flew out of her neck when she was killed, thus the association with both sweet speech and peace.

Eulalia is a character in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom; Marcia Gay Harden has a daughter named the related Eulala Grace.

Eula is the traditional short form, but Lalia or Lally would make more appealing and modern-sounding nicknames. The French version is Eulalie (subject of a Poe poem), in Spanish it's Olalla.

Famous People Named Eulalia

Saint Eulalia of Mérida (c. 292-304), Spanish martyr
Saint Eulalia of Barcelona (c. 290-303), Spanish martyr
Eulalia, Infanta of Spain, Duchess of Galliera (born María Eulalia Francisca de Asís Margarita Roberta Isabel Francisca de Paula Cristina María de la Piedad), daughter of Queen Isabella II of Spain and Francis, Duke of Cadiz
Eulalia "Sister" Bourne, American schoolteacher, rancher and author
Eulalia Danuta Zakrzewska-Rolińska, Polish Olympic shooter
Eulalia Guzmán (Barrón), Mexican feminist and educator

Pop Culture References for the Name Eulalia

Eulalia Hurstpierpont, wealthy old flagellant in Valmouth (1919) by Ronald Firbank
Eulalia, war-cry used by hares and badgers in the Redwall series by Brian Jacques

Eula, Eulala, Eulalee, Eulalya, Eulaylie, Eulia, Lallie, Lally, Ulalia

Eulalia's International Variations

Eulalie (French) Eulaylia, Olalla (Spanish)

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