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This name is pronounced eh-frah-eem or eh-frah-yim in Hebrew.
-- Miss Claire  12/5/2004
Gregory Smith's character in Everwood is named Ephraim.
-- dani_08  3/5/2006
I think the name is beautiful, but I've never actually found anyone else who's like it.
-- dani_08  3/6/2006
This is the name of one of the main characters in the GBA game Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
-- Dark Whysper  7/26/2006
Saint Ephraim the Syrian and Elder Ephraim of Katounakia.
-- Chrysostom  4/12/2007
I've seen this pronounced as two syllables: EF-rem or EF-rum. Alternate spellings Efrem, Efram, Effrem, Ephrem to accentuate the two syllable alternative pronunciation.
-- Keeper76  8/14/2007
A town in Door County Wisconsin - Ephraim, Wisconsin.
-- Keeper76  8/14/2007
Spelled "Efrem", famous name bearers are Efrem Zimbalist, Sr. famous concert violinist and his son, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. the famous TV and movie actor.
-- leananshae  12/8/2007
Ephraim Black of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. He was a Quileute Indian leader.
-- Libby2  3/22/2008
I love this name. It seems like a man with this name has a strong connection with nature and a sense of adventure.
-- trace_lc  4/11/2008
The name sounds quite foreign, so I feel that it sounds a bit pretentious and out of place in English-speaking countries. It has a rather pompous sound to it too.
-- slight night shiver  5/23/2008
The Greek form of Ephraim is: εφραιμ

A reference to Ephraim is made in the New Testament book of John in John 11:54.

Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible names says that Ephraim means fruitful, multiplying.

Ephraim was the second son of Joseph and was given that name because Joseph believed that the Lord had allowed Joseph to be fruitful even though Joseph had endured many personal trials and hardships before becoming a ruler in Egypt. (Genesis 41:52) The tribe of Ephraim had an inheritance in the land once the Children of Israel reached the Promised Land. A town which developed in the region given to the tribe of Ephraim was Bethlehem. Micah 5:2 says: "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." When the Wise Men came to Herod, trying to locate the ruler whose birth had been announced by the star which the Wise Men had been following, the scholars whom Herod consulted were referring to Micah 5:2 when they referred the Wise Men to the city of Bethlehem. (Matthew 2:4-8)
-- Deborah Reyes  12/20/2008
I really like this name. It's not common, but definitely not too foreign-sounding (i.e. recognizable in an English-speaking atmosphere, since that's my first language).
-- erb816  10/28/2010
Ephraim Wanker was the father of Peggy Bundy on the American TV series "Married with Children".
-- Anonymous User  3/19/2012
The name Ephraim was given to 193 baby boys born in the US in 2012. It's a great name! I pronounced it EF-rum :)
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013

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