[ 2 syll. ef-fie, eff-ie ] The baby girl name Effie is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced as EH-Fiy- †. Effie's language of origin is Old English, Hebrew, and Old Greek. It is predominantly used in Hebrew, English, and Scottish.
Effie is a contracted form of the English, German, Italian, and Polish Alfreda.
Effie is also a diminutive (Hebrew) of the name Ephrath.
Effie is also a diminutive (English and Scottish) of the English and German Euphemia.
See also the related form, the Scottish Oighrig.
Effie is an unusual baby girl name. In 1900, 0.236% of baby girls were named Effie. It had a ranking of #89 then. The baby name has fallen from favor since then, and is currently of only sporadic use. Among all girl names in its family, Effie was nevertheless the most regularly used in 2018. In the last century Effie has mainly been a baby girl name. There were 41 times more baby girls than boys who were named Effie in 1901.
† Pronunciation for Effie: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"