"fair speech"

Euphemia Origin and Meaning

The name Euphemia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "fair speech".

Ancient martyr's name that, though not especially appealing, might still be mildly possible, especially for Anglophiles. It was widely used in early Scotland, but was overtaken by its nickname, Effie.

# 944 in the US

Euphemia Rank in US Top 1000

# 787 on Nameberry

Euphemia Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Euphemia Popularity

Famous People Named Euphemia

  • Saint Euphemia4th century virgin,martyr
  • Euphemia (born Lupicina)Empress consort of Justin I of the Byzantine Empire
  • Euphemia of RügenQueen consort of Håkon V of Norway
  • Euphemia de RossQueen consort of Robert II of Scots
  • Euphemia of KuyaviaQueen consort of Yuri I of Galicia,Volhynia
  • Euphemia of KievQueen consort of Colomon of Hungary
  • EuphemiaPrincess of Sweden, Duchess of Mecklenburg; mother of King Albert of Sweden
  • Euphemia "Tika" SumpterAmerican actress
  • (Martha) Euphemia Lofton Haynesfirst African,American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics
  • Euphemia AllenEnglish composer of piano piece "Chopsticks"
  • Euphemia "Effie" Gray Chalmers Millaiswife of critic John Ruskin and then artist John Edward Millais
  • Euphemia LambEnglish artists' model
  • Euphemia "Effie" EllslerAmerican actress
  • Euphemia "Effie" GermonAmerican actress
  • Euphemia Jonesmother to American actress Vivian Vance
  • Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose ClarkeEnglish actress

Euphemia in Pop Culture

  • Euphemia li Britanniacharacter from anime TV series Code Geass
  • Euphemia Drewelderly spinster in J. C. Powys's A Glastonbury Romance (1932)
  • Modern Greek spelling: Efimia
  • Euphemia Pottermother of James Potter and grandmother of Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series