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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΕυλαλια Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.yoo-LAY-lee-ə English
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Meaning & History

Derived from Greek ευλαλος (eulalos) meaning "sweetly-speaking", itself from ευ (eu) "good" and λαλεω (laleo) "to talk". This was the name of an early 4th-century saint and martyr from Merida in Spain. She is a patron saint of Barcelona.
VariantOlalla Spanish
DiminutivesEula, Lalia English
Other Languages & CulturesEulàlia, Laia Catalan Eulalie French Eulália Hungarian Eulália Portuguese Eulália Slovak
Same SpellingEulália, Eulàlia

Images

Depiction of Saint Eulalia by Meister von Meßkirch (c. 1540)Depiction of Saint Eulalia by Meister von Meßkirch (c. 1540)

Sources & References

Categories

currently out of the US top 1000, martyrs, saints, sweet
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute