Gender Feminine
Scripts Εὐφημία(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. yoo-FEE-mee-ə(English) yoo-FEH-mee-ə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "to use words of good omen" from Greek εὐφημέω (euphemeo), a derivative of εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and φημί (phemi) meaning "to speak, to declare". Saint Euphemia was an early martyr from Chalcedon.

Related Names

DiminutivesEffie, Eppie, Femie, Phemie(English)
Masculine FormEuphemios(Ancient Greek)
Other Languages & CulturesEffimia(Greek) Eufemia(Italian) Eufêmia(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Eufémia(Portuguese (European)) Jefimija(Serbian) Eufemia(Spanish)


People think this name is

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Name Days

Denmark: September 16
Germany: September 16


Entry updated April 5, 2022