Efimia is a female Greek name which is not that common today, but was vastly used during the second half of the 20th century. Efimia in Greek is also spelled Eufimia, and derives from the Greek words ef (which means good) and fimi (which means reputation). Efimia, thus, is the woman that has a good reputation.

greek female name efimia

Sound of name Efimia: Ef-fee-meé-a

Male version of name Efimia: Efimios (not much in use)

Nameday of Efimia: September 16th

Origin of name Efimia – Agia Efimia (St Efimia)

Efimia was a woman who lived during the times of the Emperor Diocletian. She was born in a very religious family and her parents taught her all the Christian virtues, so Efimia became a woman with strong religious temperament and beliefs. When the pagan ruler of Asia Minor, Priskus, ordered all the habitants to attend a feast for God Ares, Efimia decided to refuse, in order to avoid celebrating the pagan symbols. This is the reason why she was put to jail. During this time, her enemies tried to convince the woman to adopt paganism, but she kept refusing. At the end, they started torturing her and she suffered a violent death, when wild animals ate her alive.

The Orthodox Church declared her a Saint and celebrates her nameday on September 16th.

Nicknames deriving from name Efimia

Efimia has a few nicknames and diminutives, such as Efi, Effie, Efimo, Efimi, Efimoula.

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Efimia

Efimia is a strong woman, dedicated to the goals she sets. She likes being the epicenter of attention, but she is always willing to do anything she can to help the people around her.

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