Feminine variation of Eugene, Greek
"wellborn, noble"

Eugenia Origin and Meaning

The name Eugenia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "wellborn, noble".

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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Famous People Named Eugenia

  • Saint Eugenia of Romeearly martyr
  • (María) Eugenia Ignacia Augustina de PalafoxPortocarrero de Guzmán y Kirkpatrick, birth name of Eugenie de Montijo, Empress consort of Napoleon III of France
  • Eugenia MaximilianovnaPrincess of Leuchtenberg, Duchess Alexander of Oldenburg
  • Charlotta Eugenia Augusta Amalia Albertina "Eugénie" Princess of Sweden and Norway
  • Eugenia CharlesPrime Minister of Dominica
  • Eugenia ErrázurizChilean patron of the arts
  • Eugenia ManolidouGreek composer and conductor
  • Eugenia PriceAmerican novelist
  • Eugenia Smithclaimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
  • Eugenia CâmaraPortuguese actress
  • Eugenia Sullivan CooneyAmerican YouTuber who's best known for having an extremely thin body
  • (María) Eugenia Martínez de Irujo y FitzJames Stuart, 12th Duchess of Montoro
  • María Eugenia Vaz FerreiraUruguayan teacher and poet
  • Eugenia VolodinaRussian model
  • EugeniaPrincess of Hanover (b. 2001) daughter of Prince Heinrich of Hanover

Eugenia in Pop Culture

  • Eugenia CooneyYoutuber
  • Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelanin the U.S. novel and film "The Help"
  • Eugenia Willanscharacter on American soap "Days of Our Lives"
  • Eugenia Spencecharacter in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray
  • Eugenia VictoriaScarlet O'Hara's intended name for her daughter in "Gone With the Wind"
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  • English: "youGenie,uh"