Gender: Female Meaning of Effy: "fair speech" Origin of Effy: Greek, diminutive of Euphemia

Effy Origin and Meaning

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

This can be a short form of any Greek girls' name starting with 'Ef', such as Efstraria or Efrosini. It has also been suggested as a possible nickname for Elizabeth.

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Daiseymae Says:


Ugly just like Euphemia.

Tillie_Jay Says:


I love this as a nickname for Ophelia and Elizabeth.

EW314 Says:


I like it a lot (prefer this spelling over Effie), but I think I'd prefer it as a nickname for something more substantial. Maybe not Euphemia, though...

Elizabeth (as another user suggested), Elisabet or Elspeth nn Effy would be lovely.

Essa Says:


This is probably my favourite nickname for Elizabeth (even though it's probably the most unusual). I've liked it ever since watching Skins and one of the characters is Elizabeth nn Effy. I also like Lilibet, Lilibeth and Betsy.

Megs Says:


Hi, thinking about using Effie in our newest addition if we have girl. My great-grandmother was a Margaret Effie.

purplehaze Says:


Users with /this/ name should be allowed to edit and add to the name profile. Honestly, there is so much more to this name than what's on display. A couple of admins could not fill in every aspect of every name, like its history and meaning and cultural stuff and such. I formally petition to edit this profile...pretty please?

purplehaze Says:


It is, actually, it's short for many different names (especially weird-ass Greek names like Efstratia). Its meaning lies somewhere along the lines of "the good path", because it comes from the root "eu-", which means "good" in Greek.

Sweekune Says:


It's okay but it feels like it should be short for something a bit more substantial.