August 29, 2014 § 3 Comments
From the Hebrew name “Efrayim”, meaning “very fruitful”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Efraim, Efrain, Efrayim, Efrem, Eph, Evron, Jevrem, Yefrem, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Ephraim, one of the Boston children roused to their chores at the start of Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (written in 1943; set during the years leading up to the American Revolutionary War, 1773-1775).
– Ephraim Lapham, the aging silversmith Johnny is apprenticed to in Johnny Tremain.
– Dr. Ephraim Merridew, Sibyl’s father, prevented from joining the Rebel cause by business in Barbados, in “Sibyl’s Slipper”, a story of the American Revolutionary War, from Nora Perry’s A Flock of Girls and Boys (1895).
– Ephraim Merridew (called “Eph“), Sibyl’s brother, a headstrong young man allied with the Rebel troops, in “Sibyl’s Slipper”, a story of the American Revolutionary War, from A Flock of Girls and Boys.