[ 2 syll. ef-fie, eff-ie ] The baby boy name Effie is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is EH-Fiy- †. Effie is used predominantly in the Hebrew language and it is also derived from Hebrew origins. Effie is a pet form of the name Ephraim (English, German, and Hebrew).
See also the related category hebrew.
Effie is uncommon as a baby name for boys. In 1900, 0.008% of baby boys were given the name Effie. Its ranking then was #707. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity, and is currently of infrequent use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Effie, Ephraim was the most widely used. Effie has predominantly been a girl name in the past century. In 1901, Effie as a girl name outnumbered its use as a boy name by 41 times.
† English pronunciation for Effie: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"