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  1. The third ecumenical council in 431 which declared Mary as mother of God and condemned Pelagius
  2. An ancient Greek city on the western shore of Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; site of the Temple of Artemis; was a major trading center and played an important role in early Christianity

From Ancient Greek Ἔφεσος (Éphesos, “Ephesus”) via Latin Ephesus.

  1. A city of ancient Anatolia, in what is now Turkey.

Ephesus was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ephesus

Saint Mark of Ephesus was a saint. He holds the title Archbishop of Ephesus. Saint was born in 1392 in Constantinople. He breathed his last breath on June 23rd, 1444.



Menecrates was born in -330. He breathed his last breath in -270.


Fun Facts about the name Ephesus

  • When was the first name Ephesus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ephesus is Friday, October 20th, 1922.
  • How unique is the name Ephesus? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ephesus. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ephesus: Your name in reverse order is Susehpe. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Suhseep. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Ephesus born Sep 27, 1951

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mexico approximately on 1800. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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