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Eulalia

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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 "Quick Question Thread?!".

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)

Comments

mamanmia Says:

2018-03-09T07:20:35

i agree with @Starelli my birth middle name was Dani'El but i hated how unfeminine it looked so i changed it to Anastasia

vfrn Says:

2017-10-02T21:42:08

"Lalia" just refers to speech itself, it's why this name means what it does. (Also echolalia is not a problem, it's a normal part of autistic speech and it helps us communicate when we can't put together our own words.)

Starelli Says:

2017-09-15T16:39:16

People change their names to conform to their identities. If someone named Eulalia really wanted to change their name to something less feminine, they probably would. Similarly, I knew of someone named Maxwell who asked to be called Daisy. I knew a Daisy who wanted to be called Alex.

CittyTK Says:

2017-05-18T05:08:11

For some reason I can't stop getting the nn Yui for this name because of the "yew" sound. I just think it would be so cute!

Fluffykitten101 Says:

2016-07-31T14:47:47

Well, Eulalia is someone else's cup of tea. I think frilly names are the best, especially when the person wearing the name is a tom-boy, I think it adds spunk to the name. Eulalia is such a strong, feminine name.

Fluffykitten101 Says:

2016-07-31T14:42:44

Sorry for my lateness! For the "lalia" sound I would recommend Laelia, which is pronounced the same as "lalia" and is a beautiful flower. I would also recommend Laila, Dahlia (pronounced day-lee-uh) and Leilani, with the nn Lalia if you would like. Or you could just use Lalia, I think that is gorgeous too. Besides, it isn't entirely made up.

Murphy Says:

2016-01-29T02:06:15

This is my grandmothers name. She pronounces it ooh-la-lia not yew-lay-lee-uh - I love the way she pronounces it but I am not particulary fond of the pronounciation seen on the comments. The 'yew' sounds is not appealing to me.

kertheshe Says:

2016-01-04T11:18:50

Sounds way too girly and sappy for my liking. Probably one of my least favorite names. Imagine you name your daughter 'Eulalia' and she grows up to be a tom-boy. I guess a nickname would help, then. I don't like the 'yew' sounds, particularly.

ElsaAnne Says:

2015-07-30T17:06:15

This sounds so 'princessy' to me, its incredibly pretty

sunberry115 Says:

2015-05-29T20:05:13

I LOVEthis name. There are so many possibilities. As for a middle name for it the possibilities are endless. For example, Eulalia Coralie, Eulalia Lavender, Eulalia Mirabell, Eulalia Beatrix, Eulalia Elowen, Eulalia Calliope or Eulalia Anemone. If you wanted to use Eulalia As a middle name you could use, Tzipporah Eulalia, Clementine Eulalia, or Fleur Eulalia.

Sophielacey92 Says:

2015-05-23T18:21:13

pretty sounding name but also reminds me of ukelele which may or may not be desirable

vintageluvs Says:

2015-04-21T21:17:22

If you like the sound of "lalia', I recommend you check out the name Lalange.

Daiseymae Says:

2015-04-19T23:47:55

I would like the name if the second syllable was a long A.

emmie113 Says:

2015-03-23T16:21:35

I had a great-grandmother (whom I've never met) called Eulalia and she went by Lala. I'm assuming that if she pronounced Eulalia like you-lay-lee-uh then Lala was pronounced like Layla. However, if she pronounced her name like you-lah-lee-uh then was Lala pronounced lah-luh or lah-lah? Oh, Lord. I actually do like this name, though. It's sweet.

kpearl8 Says:

2015-03-07T06:42:52

"Eulaaaliaaaaaa!"

indiefendi2 Says:

2015-02-09T07:05:41

This is so cute!

Zoey_Artemisia Says:

2015-02-01T01:54:37

Following what @Jennieecon said, you might just wanna use Layla or Talia/Thalia if you want to keep it Greek and still have that -alia sound and ending.

Jennieecon Says:

2015-02-01T01:19:24

You may not want to use lalia. It refers to speech problems. See echolaliA
Best of luck

kendallrhea1 Says:

2015-02-01T00:28:52

The "eu" turns me off, but I like the "lalia". How else can I use that?

DearestJules Says:

2014-07-24T05:33:25

Thank you :)

vintageluvs Says:

2014-07-24T03:58:24

It's pronounced like "you", like Eugene, Euphemia, Eudora, etc. It's a homophone of you, ewe, u, and yew. It's a bit confusing, I must admit, but that's how its traditionally pronounced at least in English. If you read enough Greek literature, you'll begin to notice it and start picking it up easier. So, all together, Eulalia is pronounced "yoo-lah-lee-ah". Very poetic. Eulalie was used by Edgar Allan Poe in one of his poems.

DearestJules Says:

2014-07-24T03:44:07

How is the "eu" sound pronounced?