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

The name Euphemia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "fair speech". Euphemia and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Euphemia

Saint Euphemia, 4th century virgin-martyr
Euphemia (born Lupicina), Empress consort of Justin I of the Byzantine Empire
Euphemia of Rügen, Queen consort of Håkon V of Norway
Euphemia de Ross, Queen consort of Robert II of Scots
Euphemia of Kuyavia, Queen consort of Yuri I of Galicia-Volhynia
Euphemia of Kiev, Queen consort of Colomon of Hungary
Euphemia, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Mecklenburg; mother of King Albert of Sweden
Euphemia "Tika" Sumpter, American actress
(Martha) Euphemia Lofton Haynes, first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics
Euphemia Allen, English composer of piano piece "Chopsticks"
Euphemia "Effie" Gray Chalmers Millais, wife of critic John Ruskin and then artist John Edward Millais
Euphemia Lamb, English artists' model
Euphemia "Effie" Ellsler, American actress
Euphemia "Effie" Germon, American actress
Euphemia Jones, mother to American actress Vivian Vance
Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke, English actress

Pop Culture References for the name Euphemia

Euphemia li Britannia, character from anime TV series Code Geass
Euphemia Drew, elderly spinster in J. C. Powys's A Glastonbury Romance (1932)
Modern Greek spelling: Efimia
Euphemia Potter, mother of James Potter and grandmother of Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series

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

Euphemia's International Variations

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