[yoo-jee-nee-uh, -jeen-yuh]


a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “nobility.”

Also Eu·ge·nie [yoo-jee-nee] /yuˈdʒi ni/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for eugenia

Contemporary Examples of eugenia

  • Right now, only Linda, Catherine, Sarah, Eugenia, and Mary-Beth.

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    Why I Am Blowing the Whistle

    Nathaniel Stein

    June 12, 2013

  • “Terrible shall be the fate of the enemies of Social Unionism” is one of the rhetorical cries of Eugenia.

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    Can Fascism be Funny?

    Douglas Murray

    September 28, 2010

Historical Examples of eugenia

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