Hephzibah "Eppie" Marner, character in GeorgeEliot's Silas Marner (1861)
Hephzibah, symbolic name for Zion once it has been restored to the favor of Yahweh in Isaiah 62:4.
'Mrs White's name is that. Her husband calls her "Hep", and she doesn't like it. She says when he calls out "Hep-Hep!" she feels just as if the next minute he was going to yell "Hurrah!" And she doesn't like to be hurrahed at.' [Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna, 1913]