English diminutive of Euphemia, Greek
"pleasant speech"

Effie Origin and Meaning

The name Effie is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "pleasant speech".

Effie is the old-fashioned short form for Euphemia. It shares a vintage charm with Hattie and Letty although is much rarer than either. Effie is a character in The Hunger Games and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

# 982 in the US

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# 370 on Nameberry

Effie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Effie Popularity

Famous People Named Effie

  • Euphemia Chalmers "Effie" GrayEnglish wife to painter John Everett Millais and art critic John Ruskin
  • Effie ShannonAmerican silent film actress
  • Effie Louise PowerAmerican pioneering children's librarian
  • Euphemia "Effie" EllslerAmerican actress of stage and screen
  • (Marie) Effie WiltonLady Bancroft, English actress
  • Euphemia "Effie" GermonAmerican actress
  • Effie CrockettAmerican actress
  • Effie CherryAmerican vaudevillian of the Cherry Sisters act
  • Effie Hotchkissfirst transcontinental female motorcyclist with her mother Avis Hotchkiss
  • Effie McCollum JonesAmerican Universalist minister and suffragette
  • Effie Mae SmithAmerican R&B singer
  • Effie Adelaide Maria RowlandsBritish novelist

Effie in Pop Culture

  • Effie Kaligarischaracter in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" series
  • Effie Trinketcharacter in "The Hunger Games" trilogy
  • Effie Whitea main character from musical "Dreamgirls"
  • Euphegenia "Effie" Doubtfiretitle character in the film "Mrs. Doubtfire"
  • EffieHannah Gruen's scatterbrained niece in the Nancy Drew series
  • "Effie Briest" novel by German realist writer Theodor Fontane and its main character
  • Effiecharacter from the video game "Fire Emblem Fates"