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

The name Effie is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "pleasant speech". Effie and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That, Girls".

From the experts:

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.

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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
(Marie) Effie Wilton, Lady Bancroft, English actress
Euphemia "Effie" Germon, American actress
Effie Crockett, American actress
Effie Cherry, American vaudevillian of the Cherry Sisters act
Effie Hotchkiss, first transcontinental female motorcyclist with her mother Avis Hotchkiss
Effie McCollum Jones, American Universalist minister and suffragette
Effie Mae Smith, American R&B singer
Effie Adelaide Maria Rowlands, British novelist

Pop Culture References for the name Effie

Effie Kaligaris, character in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" series
Effie Trinket, character in "The Hunger Games" trilogy
Effie White, a main character from musical "Dreamgirls"
Euphegenia "Effie" Doubtfire, title character in the film "Mrs. Doubtfire"
Effie, Hannah Gruen's scatterbrained niece in the Nancy Drew series
"Effie Briest," novel by German realist writer Theodor Fontane and its main character

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