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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 14 Views | 🔊 15 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Productive, Very Fruitful

Pronunciation: EH-freym, /ˈiːfreɪm/, IY F R AH M

Popularity Rank: #8,830

On this page:

  • 1. Ephraim Meaning
  • 2. Ephraim Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Ephraim
  • 4. Translations of Ephraim
  • 5. Ephraim Name Popularity
  • 6. Ephraim popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Ephraim
  • 8. Ephraim Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Ephraim

Ephraim Meaning

Derived from the Hebrew name אֶפְרָיִם ('Efrayim) meaning 'fruitful'. In the Old Testament, Ephraim was the younger son of Joseph and Asenath and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Ephraim also means "Productive, Very Fruitful, Fertile".

Ephraim is commonly found in South Africa, Nigeria, United States of America, and 56 more countries.

Ephraim Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: EH-freym

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈiːfreɪm/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: IY F R AH M

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

F: Pronounce as in "fish" (F IH SH)

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

M: Pronounce as in "man" (M AE N)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Ephraim Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Ephraim is recorded 5,933 times globally, ranking it as the 8,830th most common name worldwide.

Ephraim is most prevalent in South Africa, with 2,751 occurrences, making it the 782th most popular name in the country.

In Nigeria, the name Ephraim is found among 1 in every 709 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Ephraim Popularity by Country

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South Africa#7821 : 852
Nigeria#8311 : 709
United States of America#6,0531 : 4,639
Israel#4,0521 : 2,817
Ghana#1,0951 : 1,906
Cameroon#2,4071 : 5,272
France#11,9841 : 16,506
United Kingdom#7,2501 : 7,028
Egypt#22,6011 : 30,587
Botswana#5191 : 1,369
Palestine#5,7421 : 5,442
Canada#6,4421 : 6,929
Saudi Arabia#36,9681 : 60,254
Philippines#2,3241 : 5,646
United Arab Emirates#17,1401 : 31,098
Namibia#1,4801 : 4,217
Malaysia#29,7211 : 73,725
Italy#29,8341 : 47,301
Germany#11,5311 : 16,668

List of countries the name Ephraim is rarely found

Ephraim popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Ephraim from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Ephraim

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