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Gender: Female Meaning of Eulalia: "sweetly speaking" Origin of Eulalia: Greek

The name Eulalia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "sweetly speaking". Eulalia and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Spelling Bee Name Game".

From the experts:

Eulalia is a melodious name with a southern drawl, thanks to those lilting double Ls.

A teenage martyr, Saint Eulalia was born in Spain and is a patron saint of Barcelona, where there is a cathedral in her name. One legend associated with Eulalia is that a dove flew out of her neck when she was killed, thus the association with both sweet speech and peace.

Eulalia is a character in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom; Marcia Gay Harden has a daughter named the related Eulala Grace.

Eula is the traditional short form, but Lalia or Lally would make more appealing and modern-sounding nicknames. The French version is Eulalie (subject of a Poe poem); in Spanish it's Olalla.

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Famous People Named Eulalia

Saint Eulalia of Mérida (c. 292-304), Spanish martyr
Saint Eulalia of Barcelona (c. 290-303), Spanish martyr
(María) Eulalia Francisca de Asís Margarita Roberta Isabel Francisca de Paula Cristina María de la Piedad, Infanta of Spain, Duchess of Galliera; daughter of Queen Isabella II of Spain and Francis, Duke of Cadiz
Eulalia Maria Antoine Eleonore, Princess of Thurn und Taxis
Eulalia "Sister" Bourne, American schoolteacher, rancher and author
Eulalia, Abbess of Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
Eulalia Danuta Zakrzewska-Rolińska, Polish Olympic shooter
Eulalia Guzmán (Barrón), Mexican feminist and educator
Eulalia Pérez de Guillén Mariné, mayordoma of Missión San Gabriel Arcángel, Alta California

Pop Culture References for the name Eulalia

Eulalia Hurstpierpont, wealthy old flagellant in "Valmouth" (1919) by Ronald Firbank
Eulalia Bon, a character in Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
Eulalia, character in The Amours of Sainfroid and Eulalia
Eulalia, war-cry used by hares and badgers in the "Redwall" series by Brian Jacques

Eulalya, Ulalia, Lally, Eulalee, Eulala, Eulaylie, Eula, Lallie, Eulia

Eulalia's International Variations

Eulaylia, Olalla (Spanish) Eulalie (French)