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Name Origins: Effie(2)

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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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 EFFIE (f): Nickname for EUPHEMIA. There is also a Dutch name, Aefje, that is presumably related to Euphemia/Effie. In the nineteenth century, EFFIE was often used as a name in itself, and grew much more popular than its ‘parent’ name.

Posted by Michael Leclerc at 12/20/2010 04:59:26 PM | 


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In my family, on the Scottish side, 'Effie' was the nickname for 'Ethel'. I also remember a family friend named Ethel who was always called Effie.
Posted by: Kathleen Van Heuit ( Email ) at 12/29/2010 12:43 PM


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