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Eugenia

[yoo-jee-nee-uh, -jeen-yuh] /yuˈdʒi ni ə, -ˈdʒin yə/
noun
1.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “nobility.”.
Also, Eugenie
[yoo-jee-nee] /yuˈdʒi ni/ (Show IPA)
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  • This, shortly, made Eugenia stared at still more than her peculiar appearance.

    Camilla Fanny Burney
  • She may be a good friend to Eugenia and the children in the future.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • I want one to send to Betty and Eugenia, and one to send to Joyce, and one to keep.

    The Little Colonel's Holidays Annie Fellows Johnston
  • And again she kissed the Eugenia she had not seen since her childhood.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • I believe I'll weah it when I stand up at the altah with Eugenia.

    The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor Annie Fellows Johnston
  • If this prove a fact, I think, my dear Eugenia, we may rest content.'

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • When the curtain went up the scene on the stage was so absorbing that she forgot Eugenia.

    The Little Colonel's Holidays Annie Fellows Johnston
  • I don't doubt you, Eugenia,' he said; 'you know I never could.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
Word Origin and History for Eugenia

fem. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Eugenia, literally "nobility of birth," fem. of Eugenius (see Eugene).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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