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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 "pleasure, delight". Biblical name from the apocryphal Book of Tobit, from Hebrew ednah, and hence connected with Eden. 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 9 variant forms: Eda, Eddi, Eddie, Eddna, Eddnah, Eddy, Edina, Ednah and Ena.

For more information, see also the related girl name Nedra.


Edna is a very popular first name for females (#109 out of 4276, Top 3%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Edna for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Edna name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Edna outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Edna and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eden (#151), Nedra, Ena, Eda, Edna and Eddie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eden, Nedra, Ena, Eda, Edna, Eddie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eden outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Edana, Edda, Edeena, Edenia, Edin, Edma, Edme, Edmea, Edra, Edwena, Edwina, Edwyna, Edyn, Edyna, Eena, Eitna, Elna, Erna, Etana, Ethna, Etna and Euna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Edna.