Longer forms for Effie could be Elfrida/Elfreda, Euphrosyne, Euphrasia, Persephone, Zephyrine and Seraphine.
Lumi  2/21/2021
I think of the badass, trouble-maker, too smart for her own good (in the most positive way) Effie from teen-series Skins (UK)
hnymnphs  2/18/2021
Love! So retro and sweet. Also makes a good pet name.
noisynora  2/6/2021
"Eff off, Effie!"
― Anonymous User  4/25/2020
Effie is a wonderful vintage flare name! It can be short for Euphemia or sometimes Elisabeth. Even works for Ophelia! But personally I find it beautiful and whimsical on its own! Also mostly nobody even says “eff off” we just say “fu*k off” so don’t worry about that! Lovely lovely name!
madehlia  9/24/2019
In 2018, 85 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Effie* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 818th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
My daughter is called Effie. It’s a beautiful old fashioned name with a quirky vintage feel. We’ve never had any issues with it being associated with a swear word but you could sit and twist any name to make it sound like something else so don’t let that put you off. If you love the name Effie, choose it :)
― Anonymous User  1/24/2018
As a male name in the US during the 1800s and early 1900s it may have been a nickname for Efraim or Ephraim.
Nifty_Name_Nerd  9/27/2017
My favourite girl's name. My father had an Aunt named Effie and I've always thought it has a simple, vintage sounding charm to it.
― Anonymous User  4/15/2017
The name Effie was given to 53 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
I love Effie, it's absolutely adorable & has a beautiful vintage charm to it. I have yet to meet an Effie, but it is my new name obsession.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2015
"Effing hell!" is a common expression round where I am. Effie just makes me think of that.
IsolationHedge  4/27/2015
Effie Trinket is the name of Katniss and Peeta's escort in Suzanne Collin's "The Hunger Games".
PeetaBread  2/18/2015
Also diminutive of EFTYCHIA.
Celebrin  1/8/2012
Very common pet form of the Greek name Euthemia as well.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2012
Effie is a character in the obscure play MACBETH DID IT.
― Anonymous User  9/19/2010
I like this name. But it's quite strange like "f you! Effie!"
GrapeGirl93  5/5/2010
Effie (Euphemia) Gray was born in Scotland in 1828. She married the Victorian art critic John Ruskin. The marriage was never consumated. After annulling the marriage, she married the pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais and had eight children.
Rose-Berry  10/11/2009
Effie Trinket is a character from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2009
Effie, spelled Effy, is the nickname of one of the main characters on the British teen drama "Skins" portrayed by the actress Kaya Scodelario. Her given name is Elizabeth, but she goes by Effy. She is beautiful, mysterious, and a bit dangerous.
Sara Drake  6/2/2009
Effi Briest is the title character of Theodor Fontane's 1894 novel.
Entchen  1/18/2009
I love this name - it's just unfortunate that it sounds like the "eff word". I wouldn't name my child this because I can see kids teasing her about "EFF you" and so on. Maybe they wouldn't, but I just wouldn't want to risk it. I absolutely love the name though. It looks and sounds beautiful.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2008
I really like it, would probably use Effie as a nickname for Ethelyn.
Free_Spirited_Girly  6/3/2008
Effie can also be a nickname for Josephine.
― Anonymous User  10/2/2007
My name is Stefanie and people have called me Effie all my life, I think it's really cute. :) I think that it's a much more original nickname than Stef or Steffie etc. Less predictable.
― Anonymous User  3/10/2007
In the beautifully written, heart-wrenching, outstanding novel 'Running Home' by Tessa Doran, Effie is Cait's little sister.
Surreal  1/13/2007
In the movie Dreamgirls, Effie is played by Jennifer Hudson.
bibi66  1/2/2007
Lena Kaligaris's younger sister in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is named Effie.
NurseMom75  1/13/2006
The name "Effie" is also related to the Greek name "Euterpe" or "Efterpi". (see Euterpe)
― Anonymous User  1/13/2005
This name has many origins and that's what makes it special.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2005

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