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ScriptsΕυγενεια Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.ew-JE-nya Italian
ew-KHE-nya Spanish
ew-GE-nya Polish
yoo-JEE-nee-ə English
yoo-JEEN-yə English

Meaning & History

Feminine form of Eugenius (see EUGENE). 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.
VariantEugeneia Ancient Greek
DiminutivesGena, Genie, Gina, Jeana, Jeanna, Geena English
Masculine FormsEugenio Italian Eugenio Spanish Eugen Romanian Eugeniusz Polish Eugene, Owen English Eugenios, Eugenius Ancient Greek
Other Languages & CulturesLagina African American Eukene Basque Evgenia, Evgeniya, Zhenya Bulgarian Eugénie French Uxía Galician Evgenia Greek Jevgēņija, Jevgeņija Latvian Evgenija Macedonian Eugênia Portuguese Evgenia, Evgeniya, Yevgeniya, Zhenya Russian Yevheniya Ukrainian Owena Welsh
Same SpellingEugênia
User SubmissionsEugénia, Eugènia


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute