Meaning: “to speak well.”
Pronunciation: (yoo-FEE-mee-uh) Euphemia
Nicknames: Effy, Effie, Ephie, Euphie, Phemi
Detail: Derived from Greek eu “good” and phemi “to speak”.
Saint Euphemia was an early martyred virgin of Chalcedon. The traditions surrounding her death state that she was tortured and then slain by a wild bear because she refused to attend a pagan ceremony.