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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.

Related girl names: Eda and Hedwig.

Associated with: norse

Variations

Kreatif forms:
(female) Emedda, 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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eda, Hedwig in U.S.

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE EDDA

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.


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