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Gender: Female Pronunciation: yoo-zhay-nee Meaning of Eugenie: "wellborn" Origin of Eugenie: French form of Eugenia, Greek

The name Eugenie is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "wellborn". Eugenie and is often added to lists like British Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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Eugenie enjoyed a major dusting off when Fergie and Prince Andrew chose it for their daughter, restoring a patina of royal sheen it hadn't had since the time of Napoleon III's glamorous empress--who spent much of her life in England. It was also borne by Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, after whom Prince Andrew's younger daughter was named.

Eugenie is the title character of a Balzac novel, Eugenie Grandet and also the full name of Scarlet and Rhett's daughter, nicknamed Bonnie Blue because of the color of her eyes, in Gone With the Wind.

The elegant Eugenie is pronounced yoo-zhay-nee, versus yoo-jeen-ya for Eugenia.

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Famous People Named Eugenie

Eugenie de Montijo (born María Eugenia Ignacia Augustina de Palafox y KirkPatrick), Empress consort of Napoleon III of France
Eugenie Victoria Helena, Princess of York, daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena of Battenberg, Queen consort of Alfonso XIII of Spain
(Charlotta) Eugénie Augusta Amalia Albertina, Princess of Sweden and Norway
Eugénie Hortense Auguste Napoléone de Beauharnais, Princess of Leuchtenberg
Eugénie, Princess of Greece and Denmark
Eugenie Ann "Genie" Francis Frakes, American actress
Eugenie "Genie" Bouchard, Canadian tennis player
Eugenie Anne Claudine Le Sommer, French footballer
Eugenie Besserer, American actress
Eugenie Forde, American silent film actress
Eugénie Mouchon-Niboyet, French feminist author
Eugénie D'Hannetaire (born Marie-Louis-Philippine-Eugénie Servandoni), French actress
Eugénie de Guérin, French writer

Pop Culture References for the name Eugenie

"Eugenie Grandet," 1833 novel by Honore de Balzac
"Eugenie Sandler P.I.," Australian children's TV series
"Eugénie," play by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Eugenie Danglars, daughter of Baron Danglars in "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas
Eugenie Victoria "Bonnie Blue" Buttler, daugher of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind"