Eugenia



[yoo-jee-nee-uh, -jeen-yuh] /yuˈdʒi ni ə, -ˈdʒin yə/

noun
1.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “nobility.”.

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

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