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Efrain is a Spanish name with a biblical background. In the United States, it's actually enjoyed more popularity throughout the years compared to the original Hebrew spelling, Ephraim. However, it's far more common in South and Central America and in Spanish-speaking countries in the Caribbean. While it goes with a variety of middle names, we love the way it sounds with one-syllable options like Kyle, George or Paul.

Meaning of the name Efrain:

Spanish: Fruitful
Hebrew: Fruitful

Origin of the name Efrain:

The baby name Efrain is the Spanish version of Ephraim, which is derived from the Hebrew “Efrayim.”

Symbolism of the name Efrain:

Because the name Efrain means “fruitful,” new parents may see it as a symbol that their son will be very productive and fortunate in the future. Because of its biblical origins, it may also have meaning that is dear to those of the Christian faith.

Style of the name Efrain:


Gender of the name Efrain:

Efrain is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Efrain:


Number of syllables in the name Efrain:


Emotion evoked from the name Efrain:

The baby name Efrain evokes images of someone who is powerful and wealthy.

Alternative spellings for the name Efrain:

  • Ephraim

Nicknames for the name Efrain:

Popularity of the name Efrain:

According to the Social Security Administration, Efrain was a top 1,000 baby name between 1950 and 2014. It last ranked at number 967 in 2014.

Related names for the name Efrain:

Great middle names for Efrain and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Efrain:

  • Efrain Chacurian (soccer player)
  • Efrain Escudero (mixed martial artist)
  • Efrain Gonzalez Jr. (politician)
  • Efraín López Neris (actor)
  • Efraín Sánchez (soccer player)

Efrains in popular culture: