Given Name EUGENIA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ευγενεια (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: ew-JE-nya (Italian), ew-KHE-nya (Spanish), ew-GE-nya (Polish), yoo-JEE-nee-ə (English), yoo-JEEN-yə (English)   [details]

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.
VARIANT: Eugeneia (Ancient Greek)
DIMINUTIVES: Gena, Genie, Gina, Geena (English)
MASCULINE FORMS: Eugenio (Italian), Eugenio (Spanish), Eugen (Romanian), Eugeniusz (Polish), Eugene, Owen (English), Eugenios, Eugenius (Ancient Greek)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Lagina (African American), Eukene (Basque), Evgenia, Evgeniya, Zhenya (Bulgarian), Eugénie (French), Uxía (Galician), Evgenia (Greek), Jevgeņija, Jevgēņija (Latvian), Evgenija (Macedonian), Eugênia (Portuguese), Evgenia, Evgeniya, Yevgeniya, Zhenya (Russian), Yevheniya (Ukrainian), Owena (Welsh)
SAME SPELLING: Eugênia
USER SUBMISSIONS: Eugénia, Eugènia
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