Other Forms FormsEfrem, Ephraem
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 1/26/2007
Variant of Ephraim. A known bearer of this name was Ephrem the Syrian, a 4th-century Syrian deacon who was also a prolific Syriac language hymn writer and theologian. He is venerated by Christians throughout the world, and especially among Syriac Orthodox Christians, as a saint.