🔼The name Eunice: Summary
- Good/ Great Victory
- From (1) the adverb ευ (eu), good or great, and (2) the noun νικα (nike), victory.
🔼The name Eunice in the Bible
The name Eunice appears once in the Bible (2 Timothy 1:5). She's the daughter of Lois and the mother of Timothy, the apprentice of Paul. She was Jewish and a Christian and married to a Greek (Acts 16:1), but that's all we know about her.
🔼Etymology of the name Eunice
The name Eunice consists of two parts. The first part is the common Greek adverb ευ (eu), meaning well, good or noble when it stands on its own, or as a positive intensive when its used in a compound, such as our name Eunice:
The familiar adverb ευ (eu) means good or noble. It occurs mostly in compounds.
The second part of the name Eunice is the well-known Greek word νικη (nike), meaning victory:
The noun νικη (nike) means victory. It comes with the verb νικαω (nikao), to be victorious.
The name Eunice literally means Good/ Great Victory.