Girl name origins & meanings
- Greek : Victorious
Family name origins & meanings
- Americanized form of Spanish Núñez (see Nunez) in a family of Portuguese Jewish origin. This family name occurs chiefly in GA. The etymology of the female given name Eunice is from Greek eu ‘good’ + nikē ‘victory’, but no historical connection has been established between the given name and the surname.
- At the time of the Civil War, Cole Nunez, a descendant of Samuel Nunez of Savannah, GA, changed his surname to Eunice.