PRONOUNCED: e-oo-KHE-nyah (Spanish), e-uw-GEN-yah (Polish), yoo-JEE-nee-ə (English), yoo-JEEN-yə (English) [key]
Meaning & History
Feminine form of Eugenius
). It was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century saint
who escaped persecution by disguising herself as a man. The name was occasionally found in England during the Middle Ages, but it was not regularly used until the 19th century.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Lagina (African American), Eukene (Basque), Evgeniya, Zhenya (Bulgarian), Eugénie (French), Uxía (Galician), Evgenia (Greek), Evgenija (Macedonian), Eugênia (Portuguese), Evgeniya, Yevgeniya, Zhenya (Russian), Owena (Welsh)
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