Ephraim Name Meaning & Origin

Ephraim

Pronunciation: EEF-ree-əm, EEF-rəm, EHF-rəm, ehf-riy-EEM (key)

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We pronounce our son's name EHF-rem, with a short e. Most people get it right. A few say EEF-rem.

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It is a Hebrew name meaning "fruitful"

Ephraim was the second son of Joseph (Joseph the son of Jacob not Mary's husband Joseph) and Asenath according to the book of Genesis. He is the leader of the Israelite tribe of Ephraim, one of the 12 tribes of Israel.

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Ephraim, Biblical patriarch, and his descendants, the Tribe of Ephraim
Ephraim of Nea Makri (1384-1426), Greek saint
Ephraim Amu (1899-1995), Ghanaian composer
Ephraim Benton (born 1978), American actor
Ephraim Burr (1809–1894), American politician
Ephraim Chambers (1680-1740), English writer
Ephraim Ellis (born 1985), Canadian actor
Ephraim Evron (1920-1995), Israeli diplomat
Ephraim Hart (1747-1825), American merchant
Ephraim Holmes (1908-1997), American admiral
Ephraim Jones (1750-1812), Canadian judge and politician
Ephraim Katz (1932-1992), Israeli-born American film historian
Ephraim Katzir (1916-2009), Israeli politician
Ephraim Keyser (1850-1937), American sculptor
Ephraim Kishon (1924-2005), Israeli writer
Ephraim Lewis (1968-1994), English singer-songwriter
Ephraim Lipson (1888-1960), British economic historian
Ephraim McDowell (1771-1830), American physician
Ephraim Morse (1823-1906), American businessman
Ephraim Oshry (1914-2003), Lithuanian-born American rabbi
Ephraim Salaam (born 1976), American football player
Ephraim Shay (1839-1916), American inventor
Ephraim Sklyansky (1892-1925), Russian revolutionary
Ephraim Sidon (born 1946), Israeli author
Ephraim Sparrow, American academic
Ephraim Williams (1715-1755), American soldier

Ephraim in song, story & screen: | Edit

Ephriam Cabot (Desire Under the Elms (1958), Burl Ives)
Ephraim (Munich (2005), Geoffrey Rush)
Ephraim (You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), Roni Levy)
Ephraim ("30 Rock" (2006), Theo Stockman)
Ephraim Wanker ("Married with Children" (1987), Tim Conway)
Judge Ephriam (Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), Mablean Ephriam)
Ephram Brown, character on TV's "Everwood"
Ephraim Black (Great-Grandfather of the Twilight Saga's main character, Jacob Black)
Ephraim Goodweather, lead character in Guillermo Del Toro's "The Strain" (TV show and novel)

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