YOO-zjen-ee or oo-ZJAY-nee
French form of Eugenia, Greek
"wellborn, noble"

Eugenie Origin and Meaning

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

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 differently in different countries. The princess says YOO-zjen-ee while the French pronunciation is more like oo-ZJAY-nee and the Germans say oy-GAIN-ee-ah.

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Famous People Named Eugenie

  • Eugenie de Montijo (born María Eugenia Ignacia Augustina de Palafox y KirkPatrick)Empress consort of Napoleon III of France
  • Eugenie Victoria Helena of YorkPrincess of the UK, daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York
  • Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena of BattenbergQueen consort of Alfonso XIII of Spain
  • (Charlotta) Eugénie Augusta Amalia AlbertinaPrincess of Sweden and Norway
  • Eugénie Hortense Auguste Napoléone de BeauharnaisPrincess of Leuchtenberg
  • EugéniePrincess of Greece and Denmark
  • Eugenie Ann "Genie" Francis FrakesAmerican actress
  • Eugenie "Genie" BouchardCanadian tennis player
  • Eugenie Anne Claudine Le SommerFrench footballer
  • Eugenie BessererAmerican actress
  • Eugenie FordeAmerican silent film actress
  • Eugénie MouchonNiboyet, French feminist author
  • Eugénie D'Hannetaire (born MarieLouis,Philippine,Eugénie Servandoni), French actress
  • Eugénie de GuérinFrench writer

Eugenie in Pop Culture

  • "Eugenie Grandet" 1833 novel by Honore de Balzac
  • "Eugenie Sandler P.I." Australian children's TV series
  • "Eugénie" play by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
  • Eugenie Danglarsdaughter of Baron Danglars in "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas
  • Eugenie Victoria "Bonnie Blue" Buttlerdaugher of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind"