What does Edda mean?
Edda [ed-da] as a girls' name is pronounced ED-ah. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Edda is "grandmother". Norse mytholgy: Edda was an old woman who became pregnant by the god Heimdallr and gave birth to Thrall, ancestor of the class of serfs. Nickname for Edvige.
(female) Eddael, Euda, ..
(male) Edei, Edeo, ..
How popular is Edda?
Edda is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2959 out of 4276, Top 69%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with similar and related girl names. Eda and Hedwig are the popular related forms of Edda (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Edda were favored by parents in the 1880s (median #458), but now, versions like Eda have become less stylish. Below is a charted analysis of the history of the girl name Edda and related names. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Edda is alike in pronunciation to Ada▼, Addey, Addi, Addiah, Addie▼, Adia, Adiah, Ado, Ady, Aeeda, Aida, Aidah, Auda, Audi, Eadie, Eddi, Eddie▼, Eddy, Edee, Edi, Edie, Edy, Eydie, Ida▼ and Oda. Other suggested similar names are Alda▼, Eadan, Ebba, Edana, Eddna, Ede, Edina, Edira, Edita, Edma, Edmea, Edna▼, Ednah, Edra, Edyn, Eena, Efua, Eidra, Eila, Eira, Elda▼, Elga, Ella▲, Emma▼, Ena, Enda, Erda, Erla, Etha, Etna, Etta▼, Eula▼, Euna, Eva, Ewa, Eyde, Gada, Huda, Joda, Lada, Meda▼, Nada, Neda, Nedda, Rida, Roda, Tada, Tadda, Vida▼ and Zada. These names tend to be less commonly used than Edda.See names in meaning and etymology.