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Gender Feminine
Scripts Ευφημια(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. yoo-FEE-mee-ə(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "to use words of good omen" from Greek ευφημεω (euphemeo), a derivative of ευ (eu) meaning "good" and φημι (phemi) meaning "to speak, to declare". Saint Euphemia was an early martyr from Chalcedon.
DiminutivesEffie, Eppie, Femie, Phemie(English)
Masculine FormEuphemios(Ancient Greek)
Other Languages & CulturesEffimia(Greek) Eufemia(Italian) Eufêmia(Portuguese) Jefimija(Serbian) Eufemia(Spanish)

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