Gender Masculine
Scripts אֶפְרָיִם(Hebrew) Ἐφραίμ(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. EEF-ree-əm(English) EEF-rəm(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name אֶפְרָיִם ('Efrayim) meaning "fruitful". In the Old Testament Ephraim is a son of Joseph and Asenath and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. This name was also borne by two early saints: Ephraim or Ephrem the Syrian, a 4th-century theologian, and Ephraim of Antioch, a 6th-century patriarch of Antioch.

Related Names

VariantsEfraim(Biblical) Efraim(Hebrew)
Other Languages & Cultures'Efrayim(Biblical Hebrew) Efrem, Yefrem(Russian) Jevrem(Serbian) Efraín, Efrén(Spanish)
User SubmissionsÉphraïm, Ephraïm


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Name Days

Austria: June 9


Entry updated June 9, 2023