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Origin: Greek
Meaning: Melodious Chatter

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Effie

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Effie in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Effie:

  • Records indicate that 41,176 girls in the United States have been named Effie since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1919, when 929 people in the U.S. were given the name Effie. Those people are now 102 years old.

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    Comments about the name Effie

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      25 Positive Comments

  • "My name is is Effie. Love it. Often gets pronounced wrong here in England, been called EEEffie, Ellie, Elfie and manyl others. Often get asked what it's short for, even though it's my actual name. Sometimes can get confusing in chemistry when the teacher uses Fe for iron and says it when you are copying from the board." Aug. 18, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Effi, named after the protagonist of "Effi Briest" a famous German novel. German people seem not to like it whereas people from other countries like it" May. 24, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughters name. I love it?s t uniqueness" Apr. 24, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Effie - everyone loves her name - and it is quite uncommon which is nice" Nov. 6, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I ended up with the legal name "Effie" because that?s what grandpa kept saying instead of Sarah. Thanks gramps! The name has served me well." Aug. 2, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name. Worried she might get teased when she's older though" Jul. 4, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have named my daughter Effie as I love the name! My gran was called Effie and she's originally from Scotland. Everyone comments on her name and I have only had 1 person say they don't like it" Apr. 23, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Effie. It is my mother's and my great-aunt's name. I want to use it for my own little girl, but my husband is really concerned about her being teased. Still trying to convince him that it is an awesome and unique name." Oct. 26, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Effie is the name of my little girl. Personally I think it is a fab name, different but not to crazy. Although the only other Effie I knew was a very quirky character and I have a feeling my daughter will be the same..." Aug. 30, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "i adopted an 11 month old dutch rabbit in December 2011. i named her effie. i liked the book silas marner in school. the little girl in that book is eppie, who i originally named her after, but effie sounds better. eppie is another form of effie." Dec. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is called Effie. It's a sweet and uncommon. I have mixed reactions asking what it is short for but most say its lovely and unusual." Oct. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Effie is my name and i love! i was named after my grandma who is Ghanian and i know many people called Effie, my aunties and cousins are called effie and i think its a really nice name and i never get teased about so dont worry if you get teased its your name and you should love it stand up for it as it means " well spoken" !!" Jul. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just heard the name for the first time the other day and I cannot wait to have a daughter! This is the only girls name I've ever fallen in love with." Feb. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • ""My daughter name is effie.This name is my friend's choice and i love this name."" Jan. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a niece named Effie. She loves it when she hears it on TV or in the movies." Nov. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 34 weeks pregnant and me and the babys father want to call the baby Effie buti find older people do not like it and reading these comments have made my mind up that she is Effie no matter what thanks people." Aug. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My aunt's name was Effie. She was named after her grandmother." Jul. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "im glad that i have been named effie , since it a rare name , i have only known someone that has the same name as me called effy, it a really nice name to be named , and sometimes people think my names is spelt affi ,elfi or affie" Jan. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name even though its not common. I think it matches my personality and because I'm really unique like my name. I think the name is pretty cool and its funny when your teachers mess up on saying on the first few days of school.Its also cool that I have a Greek name, even though I'm not Greek." Nov. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i LOVE being called Effie, i love having my own unique name, as i am the only person in my school with it. I get so many compliments on it, and so many find it interesting and its also easy to remember! I think it deffinately represents my personality too!" Feb. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Effie and I love it. You occasionally get the F-U comments and people think they are cool when they say that and I just say do you think your the first one to say that! I got named Effie because of a relative & I am Greek." May. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like this name for a girl. I think that in 2008 unique names are the best. And I like the Greek meaning of the name "well spoken". I think that it would set up daughters for a successful career." Mar. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I was a child, I thought that the name Effie was too outdated. I didn't feel like I fit in with a younger crowd. Now I am 22 years old and I absolutely love my name. I wouldn't change it for the world. People are able to remember me readily, and find my name interesting. There is a proper way to pronounce it. Its like saying the letters "F" and "E" in that order. Once in a great while, someone will pronounce it "E-fee". Not hard to correct though. Many people have no trouble spelling it either. I have only met 2 other girls named Effie. One was 87 when I was 5 years old, and the other was my age. I love my name!" Jun. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named after my great grandmother, my family is from England, maybe it's an English name?? Anyway, I LOVE my name, it's great not being named "Ashley" or "Amanda" or one of those names that's so common right now." Jan. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Two women in my family were named Effie. One was Elizabeth with the nickname Effie, and the other was her daughter, named Effie. They were neither Ghanaian nor Greek. They were Swiss German Mennonites." Jun. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Ik sum1 called Effie, she's rude and everyoneoves away from her even my cat She should touch chemicals" May. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Effie and I love it, it is awesome and very unique. It feels good to be called Effie. It means "well spoken"." Mar. 1, 2015: Report as inappropriate

      14 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Effie and I really love it. Im a girl but I also have 1 male friend with this name. I think my father name me after Easter Day because my name almost sound like Happy Easther. Its great to have a name that is unique :)" Mar. 25, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "Effie mae was my grandmother's name. She was a quiet and sweet woman. Very intelligent and beautiful. I wanted to name my youngest after her, but felt she would be teased. Wish I would have. My daughter says she wishes I would have too. I named her Olivia mae instead. Its beautiful too. ❤" Jul. 6, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have called my daughter Effie Lydia - I love the name. Unusual but not too different." Apr. 4, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, so much. But I am worried if I called my daughter it she would get picked on, what are your thoughts on this? Should I care about the opinions of others?" Mar. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandmother's name was Effie, she was a very unique and wonderfully funny lady. I would love if one of my children name their baby Effie if it is a girl. I had all boys or I would have used the name Effie." Jun. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my mothers name is Effie she never liked it. Her grandmother was also named Effie." Dec. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name, and really want to name my baby girl effie, but in afrikaans its another word for condom...." Oct. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "iloveit, an im guna call my baby it if i have a girl :) x" Jul. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "its a lovely unique name with few but exellent people wow i like it" Mar. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It guess its okay. My name is Effie and I'm Chinese. I have actually never met anyone else named Effie. Effie is from Euphemia. However, lots of people at school tease me by calling me Effer (F-er) but I don't mind anymore." Jul. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Effie is a pretty rad name. I think it's a hot name" Feb. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm the only one in school with the name Effy, but all of my friends love it and i do too. Its not a common name so i know not many people will have the same name as me, which makes me feel special. Not many people pronounce it wrong, but when they do they usually say iffy, but it doesnt bother me, becuase at least many people remember my name. But i love it loads!" Aug. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is effie but i hate my mum for choosing it. everyone teases me at school and i try to not attend but i get into lots of trouble and am very misunderstood!" Apr. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name is from Ghana, not Greece. It means beauty born on Friday. It is African." Jul. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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