"sweetly speaking"

Eulalia Origin and Meaning

The name Eulalia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "sweetly speaking".

Eulalia is a melodious name with a southern drawl, thanks to those lilting double Ls.

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.

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Famous People Named Eulalia

  • Saint Eulalia of MĂ©rida (c. 292304), Spanish martyr
  • Saint Eulalia of Barcelona (c. 290303), Spanish martyr
  • (MarĂ­a) Eulalia Francisca de AsĂ­s Margarita Roberta Isabel Francisca de Paula Cristina MarĂ­a de la PiedadInfanta of Spain, Duchess of Galliera; daughter of Queen Isabella II of Spain and Francis, Duke of Cadiz
  • Eulalia Maria Antoine EleonorePrincess of Thurn und Taxis
  • Eulalia "Sister" BourneAmerican schoolteacher, rancher and author
  • EulaliaAbbess of Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
  • Eulalia Danuta ZakrzewskaRoliĹ„ska, Polish Olympic shooter
  • Eulalia Guzmán (BarrĂłn)Mexican feminist and educator
  • Eulalia PĂ©rez de GuillĂ©n MarinĂ©mayordoma of MissiĂłn San Gabriel Arcángel, Alta California

Eulalia in Pop Culture

  • Eulalia Hurstpierpontwealthy old flagellant in "Valmouth" (1919) by Ronald Firbank
  • Eulalia Bona character in Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
  • Eulaliacharacter in The Amours of Sainfroid and Eulalia
  • Eulaliawar,cry used by hares and badgers in the "Redwall" series by Brian Jacques
  • 'Eulalia's Mamma'song by Tomas Ledin