Gender: Female Origin of Eponine: French literary name

Eponine Origin and Meaning

The name Eponine is a girl's name of French origin.

Eponine is attracting new notice via the movie of Les Miserables, based on the book by Victor Hugo. Eponine is the spoiled daughter of Cosette's foster parents whose name, according to the story, was lifted by her mother from a romance novel. As in a romance, Eponine redeems herself by becoming a martyr to love.

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SimoneKadele Says:


Well, that opinion changed. I like this a lot now, but I still wouldn't use it on a child because it's just so heavily connected to Les Mis.

eponina Says:


I love this name! (So much that it's even my username!) I hope that one day I'll have a daughter that I'll name Eponine :)

OPTP Says:


Such a pretty name and it would probably be on my list as I love the book, but I hated the new movie. I know that's a ridiculous reason to stop liking a name as much, but still.

Impwood Says:


In French the E is accented as Éponine, giving it the pronunciation of "EP-ɔn-in". The É is said a little bit like the "ay" in English words such as day or bay, but said more quickly, and also resembling the sound "i" makes in English words bin or din. The middle syllable is often turned into a schwa in English, but it is correctly pronounced like "pond" without the "d". The last syllable rhymes with been, seen, lean.

Care Says:


Is it E-po-nine or ep-OH-nine? Where is the pronunciation for this one?

SimoneKadele Says:


NMS... sort of sounds like a medicine, sorry. But at least it's a literary reference...

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I find Epona better (which isn't even in the database) who is the Celtic goddess of horses.