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Edna meaning and name origin
Edna \e-dna, ed-na\ as a girl's name is pronounced ED-nah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Edna is "renewer". Also possibly a biblical name from the same root as Eden, meaning "place of pleasure". Edna has also been used as an English form of the Irish Gaelic name Eithne, meaning "kernel". First used in the 17th century in England. Poet Edna Saint Vincent Millay; novelist Edna Ferber.
Edna has 8 variant forms: Eda, Eddi, Eddie, Eddna, Eddnah, Eddy, Ednah and Ena.
For more information, see also the related name Nedra.
Baby names that sound like Edna are Edana, Edina and Edyna.
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Popularity of Edna
Edna is a very popular first name for women (#109 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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