Detail: In Greek mythology she is the Muse of lyric poetry and mime.
Meaning: “Daughter of Oceanus.”
Pronunciation: (eh-FEER-ah); (EH-fih-ruh)
Nicknames: Ephy, Effy, Phyra
Detail: In Greek mythology, Ephyra is one of the Nereids (sea nymphs), the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris. They are always friendly and helpful towards sailors fighting perilous storms.
Original given name of the Greek city of Corinthe.
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.
Meaning: “Elm tree.”
Nicknames: Emb, Emmie
Detail: According to Norse mythology, the first humans were carved from trees by Odin and his brothers Vili and Ve. They cut down an Ash tree and from it made the first man, Ask. From an elm tree they carved the first woman, Embla.
Meaning: “Eloquent; well-spoken.”
Nicknames: Eula, Eulie, Lali
Detail: Eulalie is the French feminine form of Latin Eulalius, meaning “well-spoken.”
“Eulalie” is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe. The poem is a bridal song about a man who overcomes his sadness by marrying the beautiful Eulalie. The woman’s love has a transformative effect on the narrator, taking him from a “world of moan” to one of happiness.
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