Gender: Female Pronunciation: you-FEM-ee-ah Meaning of Euphemia: "fair speech" Origin of Euphemia: Greek

Euphemia Origin and Meaning

The name Euphemia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "fair speech".

Ancient martyr's name that, though not especially appealing, might still be mildly possible, especially for Anglophiles. It was widely used in early Scotland, but was overtaken by its nickname, EFFIE.

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Pop Culture References for the name Euphemia

Mia, Fanny, Eppie, Effam, Eppy, Euphie, Effie, Phemie, Ephie, Ephan, Euphenia, Euphan, Effy, Euphemie

Euphemia's International Variations

Eadaoine (Irish) Euphème (French) Eufemia (Spanish)


Daiseymae Says:


I answered other people's posts. Move on. It was 2 years ago. If you don't like it, then you can always use the block feature.

zeres Says:


why do you have to write that like 5 times.

tulips.and.tea Says:


I always thought it was you-FEEM-ee-ah, but I think both ways are lovely!

Eliane Says:


I remember this name as a typical fairytale princess name because when I listened to fairytales on cassette(!) when I was young all the princesses‘ maids were called Euphemia somehow :)

Eliane Says:


Well I pronounce it Oi-FEH-mee-yah which is the German way and I think also the Greek way and I also think it sounds prettier.

Daiseymae Says:


Well, I can't stand Ophelia either. It can't stand the "feel ya" in it.

Daiseymae Says:


It sounds like leukemia.

Daiseymae Says:


Emilia is pretty but Euphemia sounds like a disease.

Mhill46 Says:


Can't just help but think of the word "euphemism". Not exactly a pleasant connotation.

Luísa Says:



nails4breakfast Says:


Holy shhhhhhhhhhiz, Loma, I found this comment on the homepage and had no idea it was yours. Weird. Charlotte says hi, by the way.

Lomagical1723 Says:


it is because of the "Phemia" part, sounds like a disease

indiefendi2 Says:


The gorgeous Emilia Clarke has Euphemia as one of her middle names.

morning_glory Says:


Why isn't it usable? Is there a reference or connotation I'm missing?

rie Says:


I don't get why people love Ophelia and then bash on names like this. They have similar sounds and charm, but somehow one is "like a disease"

arr! Says:


With my love for quirky E names for girls, I adore this one... I'd use it as a middle, though, because I can see that it (unfortunately :D) isn't usable as regular first name for little girl.

KaterinaEatsPeople Says:


If placed in the correspondingly, it could be a really pretty middle name, with all the elegance that one may intend. However, I don't like it as a first name.

KaterinaEatsPeople Says:


I think it's best served more as a middle name then a first name, though. It sounds a lot more elegant put that way.

Luísa Says:


I like it, but I prefer as a MN.

AriellaBar Says:


The actress from game of thrones is Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke. I think it sounds delightfully posh and eccentric. Not to mention it makes sense for an actress to have a name meaning "fair speech."

lesliemarion Says:


I love Effie as many do, but prefer Eugenia or Eugenie or Eudora. It does have that diseased sound to it.

daisys Says:


Mia's so popular though, kind of takes away from the rarity of the name.

daisys Says:


I think it's a really pretty name.

Carly123 Says:


I actually love this name! Could use the nick name "Mia"

kpearl8 Says:


I thought it was pronounced you-FEHM-ia, which I think is much prettier :(

tori101 Says:


A family name on the Scottish/Irish side, not that keen. But I really like Effie!

Candler Says:


So was i!!

Daiseymae Says:


I was going to post the same thing.

KiwiMarie Says:


Sounds like a disease. "I have euphemia..."

raevynstar Says:


Reminds me of euphemisms, unless it's in a combo such as Euphemia-Padget (which is best with nickname Effie because of the length).