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An older pronunciation is "yoo-NIE-see."
-- Kosta  2/10/2005
In ancient Greek mythology, Eunice was a Naiad.
-- Damis  6/27/2005
Where I'm from, it's pronounced YOO-nis.
-- echo_of_the_past  11/28/2005
Nina Simone's birth name was Eunice Kathleen Waymon.
-- ars musica  12/3/2005
Eunice was a character in the film and novel: Quo Vadis.
-- Anonymous User  5/27/2006
Sounds very pretty but fragile. Nice meaning though.
-- Anonymous User  6/1/2006
I have a friend named Eunice but goes by Nikki. She pronounces it YOO-NEECE but I've always heard it YOO-NIS.
-- Paxton  9/3/2006
It is also the name of a naiad.
-- Anonymous User  10/15/2006
This is my name and I've always rocked it pretty well, thank you very much, despite the fact that 1) almost nobody can spell it and 2) the only cool person to have borne it was Nina Simone. But it's nice to be the only bearer of your name in any given zip code! ;)

From traveling, I've discovered the following pronunciations: "ou-NEECE" in French, "ef-nee-KEE" in modern Greek (this was a guess hazarded to me; the transliteration was difficult to figure out), "eh-ooh-NEE-see" in Brazilian Portuguese, and "eh-ooh-NEE-seh" in Spanish.

The '-nike'/'-nice' particle of the name refers to Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, which is what the Nike sportswear brand is named after. How's that for a namesake? :)
-- Anonymous User  5/27/2007
This name is nice whether yoo-NEE-see (yes I see my knee) or yoo-NEH-seh or just plain ol' yoo-Nis or maybe even eunika (yoo-nee-kah). It's quite nifty and sounds nice in its own way (bad pun intended there). But doesn't it kinda sound it'd be related to eunuch? Gone at that one, this name still has a hit.
-- Anonymous User  6/3/2007
It would be nice to know someone named Eunice. It is such a pretty name!
-- Anonymous User  6/19/2007
Sorry, but I don't really like this name and I cannot see it coming back anytime soon. It's not quite as bad as, say, Ethel or Gladys, but it is usually meant for old ladies nowadays.

It is also the name of one-time Bond girl Eunice Gayson (b. 1931), when back in the 1960s Sean Connery played 007.
-- freeserve.co.uk  7/25/2007
Eunice Gayson (real surname Sargaison) played the character Sylvia Trench in two James Bond films - 'Dr. No' (1962) and 'From Russia With Love' (1963).
-- freeserve.co.uk  10/9/2007
Pronounced uh-nees in French.
-- Anonymous User  11/9/2007
It's my mum's middle name. Sorry but it's terrible. It's too hard and sounds "ugly".
-- Anonymous User  2/23/2008
I never did like this name. It's so old-fashioned, it's not a pretty name at all, and I dislike most names that end in the 's' sound.
-- slight night shiver  5/23/2008
Umm, I don't like this name at all. It's so outdated that it's nearly the equivalent of Abner. No offense or anything.
-- Anonymous User  7/2/2008
I hate this name, it cries out "ugly".
-- camilana646  2/20/2009
I think this name is really unique, so classic. It goes better with Michelle. I can say because this is my name. ^_^ By the way, another thing that made 'Eunice' special is its spelling. Not everyone can spell it correctly. Some may write it as 'Unise/Unice/Youniece or what so ever'. You can also alter the pronunciation. It's also nice to have a name with a meaning of victory. It is also the name of a Nereid which means good victory. It's all about victory. But still, nobody can please anybody. It's only my point of view. I only think that my name, Eunice, is unique and I'm pretty sure it pleases me. A lot. That's all!

P.S. Don't you think 'Ms. Universe' be spelled "Ms. EUNICEverse?"
Cool huh? ^_^
-- Stralbem  3/1/2009
Haha, this is my grandfather's middle name? Always thought it was a male name because of that.
-- Anonymous User  5/18/2009
This name is okay, however I think that in this day and age it shouldn't be used as a first name because of it's associations with the word eunuch. Not the best connotation for a girl's name, at all.
-- Anthroponomastics  5/27/2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver is a founder of the Special Olympics. She is a sister of the late John F. Kennedy and the mother-in-law of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
-- bananarama  8/6/2009
I always hear this name on a nerd. :/
-- Liesl  10/30/2010
Not terrible, but very very old fashioned.
-- Chrila96  11/18/2010
I've never heard this name pronounced YOO-nees, only YOO-nis. [noted -ed]
-- Kate  7/3/2011
Dirty passion of mine. Like some people like Nevaeh, I like Aurelia and Eunice.
-- SEC908  11/2/2012
Weeeeeell... I am actually sort-of embarrassed to say that I like this name...
-- SEC908  2/8/2013
The name Eunice was given to 135 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013

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