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What does Edda mean?

Edda \e(d)-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.

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


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)

Eda is the only popular related form of Edda (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.632%) and are now significantly less popular, with Eda becoming less stylish. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Edda and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Edda and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Edda is alike in pronunciation to Ada, Adda, Addi, Addy, Adia, Aida, Auda, Ayda, Eddi, Eddie, Eddy, Edee, Edi, Edie, Edy, Ida, Oda and Uda. Other suggested similar baby names are Eddna, Ede, Edma, Edna, Edra, Enda, Erda, Etha, Etta and Eyde. These names tend to be less commonly used than Edda.