Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Lovely.”

Pronunciation: (AIR-ah-toh)

Nicknames: Eri

Detail: In Greek mythology she is the Muse of lyric poetry and mime.



Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

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.


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

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.


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Eloquent; well-spoken.”

Pronunciation: (yoo-LAY-lee-uh)

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.


  • Eulalia (English, Italian, and Spanish)
  • Eulàlia (Catalan)
  • Eulália (Portuguese)
  • Eulalie (English and French) [Eng (YOO-lah-lee); Fre (OO-lah-lee)]
  • Eulalja (Polish)
  • Evlaliya (Russian)
  • Olalla (Spanish)

The short forms:

  • Eula (English)
  • Eulah (English)
  • Eulia (English, Italian, and Spanish)
  • Laia (Catalan)
  • Lalia (English, Italian, and Spanish),
  • Ula (Spanish)