Meaning and Origin of Eunice - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Eunice

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Victorious

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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.