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Gender: F Meaning of Effie: "pleasant speech" Origin of Effie: Greek

Effie is the old-fashioned short form for Euphemia, which seems a little too barefoot and tattered to be revivable--though you never know, wih names like Hattie and Letty making comebacks. Effie is a character in The Hunger Games.

Famous People Named Effie

Euphemia Chalmers "Effie" Gray, English wife to painter John Everett Millais and art critic John Ruskin
Effie Shannon, American silent film actress
Effie Louise Power, American pioneering children's librarian
Euphemia "Effie" Ellsler, American actress of stage and screen

Pop Culture References for the name Effie

Effie, Hannah Gruen's scatterbrained niece in the Nancy Drew series
Effie Kaligaris, character in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" series
Effie Trinket, character in "The Hunger Games" trilogy, portrayed by Elizabeth Banks
Effie White, a main character from musical "Dreamgirls"
Effy Stonem, a main character in UK TV series "Skins"
Effie Briest, heroine of the same titled novel by German realist writer Theodor Fontane
Effie Doubtfire, character in the film "Mrs. Doubtfire"

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