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What does Ebba mean?

Ebba \e(b)-ba\ as a girls' name is of Old German and Old English origin, and the meaning of Ebba is "brave, strong boar". Feminine of Eberhard. Also possibly means "fortress of riches". There was a seventh-century saint in northern England named Edburga, which was probably contracted to Ebba.


Ebba has 1 variant: Ebbe.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Eve.


Ebba is an unusual given name for females. Ebba is an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Ebba for girls. Ebba was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #722 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ebba name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ebba outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Ebba and associated names. The only other popular varying form of Ebba appearing in the Top 1000 is Eve (#460 last year). Adoption of this girl name was at its peak during the years 1900-1909 and is somewhat lower today, with the form Ebba becoming less fashionable. Eve (#460) is the most trendy baby name in this compilation, with this name undergoing a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ebba, Eve in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ebba, Eve outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ebba is alike in pronunciation to Abba, Abbi, Abby, Abia, Eba, Ebo, Eubha and Oba. Other suggested similar baby names are Eeva, Efa, Efua, Elba, Eubh, Eva and Evia. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ebba.