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Meaning and name origin

Edda \e(d)-da\ as a girl's 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 information, see also the related girl name Eda.


Edda is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2959 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Edda and related names. The only variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Eda. (2015 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 also pronounced similarly 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.


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