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Gender: M Meaning of Ephraim: "fruitful, fertile, productive" Origin of Ephraim: Hebrew Ephraim's Popularity in 2016: #884

Ephraim is an Old Testament name we would place high on the list of neglected Biblical possibilities, solid but not solemn.

In Genesis, Ephraim is the second son of Joseph, and founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The name also appears as characters in Oliver Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield, Charles Dickens's novel Little Dorrit, and in works by Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. More recently, Ephraim Black was a character in the Twilight saga, a shape-shifter who was the great-grandfather of Jacob.

Father and son violinist and actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. and Sr, simplified the spelling.

Famous People Named Ephraim

Ephraim, second son of Joseph and Asenath in the Bible
Ephraim Chambers, British encyclopedist
Ephraim Knight Smart, U.S. Congressman from Maine
Ephraim Curtis, American colonel military figure

Pop Culture References for the name Ephraim

Ephraim Wanker, Peggy's father on TV's 'Married with Children'
Ephraim Longstocking, Pippi Longstocking's father
Ephraim Pontipee, character in the 1954 film 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'
Ephraim Charisi, father of Daniel Deronda in George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda,' (1876)
Ephraim MacVittie, partner in MacVittie & Co. in 'Rob Roy' (1818) by Sir Walter Scott
Ephraim Goodweather, character from "The Strain"
Ephraim Black, Great-grandfather of Jacob Black in the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
Ephraim, Prince of Renais in "FIre Emblem: The Sacred Stones"
Ephraim, The Retarded Rabbit, so-called original name for Bugs Bunny on TV's "Family Guy"

Efraim, Efrain, Efrayim, Efrem, Efren, Efrim, Efrym, Ephraem, Ephream, Ephrem, Ephrim, Ephrym

Ephraim's International Variations

Efrain (Spanish) Efram, Efrem, Ephrem, Yefrem (Russian) Evron (Yiddish)