The name Eugenia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "wellborn". Eugenia and is often added to lists like Old Lady Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
Eugenia, a name scarcely used at all since the 1980's, is another that flourished a century ago and could be due for a revival.
Eugenia has some interesting literary references, including the fascinating Baroness Eugenie Munster in Henry James's The Europeans and Eugenia Alabaster, a leading character in A. S. Byatt's Angels and Insects, and it was also the birth name of Skeeter in the book and film The Help.
The third century St. Eugenia, an early Roman Christian martyr, is remembered for disguising herself as a man to escape persecution.
Music lovers will be familiar with the name of renowned flute virtuoso Eugenia Zukerman.