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Gender Feminine
Scripts Ευγενεια(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. ew-JEH-nya(Italian)
ew-KHEH-nya(Spanish)
eh-oo-JEH-nee-a(Romanian)
ew-GEH-nya(Polish)
yoo-JEE-nee-ə(English)
yoo-JEEN-yə(English)
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Meaning & History

Feminine form of Eugenius (see EUGENE). It was borne by a semi-legendary 3rd-century saint who escaped persecution by disguising herself as a man. The name was occasionally found in England during the Middle Ages, but it was not regularly used until the 19th century.
VariantEugeneia(Ancient Greek)
DiminutivesGena, Genie, Gina, Jeana, Jeanna, Geena(English)
Masculine FormsEugenio(Italian) Eugenio(Spanish) Eugen(Romanian) Eugeniusz(Polish) Eugene, Owen(English) Eugenios, Eugenius(Ancient Greek)
Other Languages & CulturesLagina(African American) Eukene(Basque) Evgenia, Evgeniya, Zhenya(Bulgarian) Evženie(Czech) Eugénie(French) Uxía(Galician) Evgenia(Greek) Jevgēņija, Jevgeņija(Latvian) Evgenija(Macedonian) Eugênia(Portuguese) Evgenia, Evgeniya, Yevgeniya, Zhenya(Russian) Yevheniya(Ukrainian) Owena(Welsh)
Same SpellingEugênia
User SubmissionsEugénia, Eugènia

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