Meaning and Name Origin
Edna \e-dna, ed-na\ as a girls' 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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Nedra.
Edna is a very popular first name for females (#109 out of 4276, Top 3%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Edna for girls. Edna reached its peak rank of #17 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Edna and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Edna listed in the Top 1000 are Aine, Eda, Eddie, Eden (#151 the previous year), Ena, Etna and Nedra. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 and have become significantly less popular since, with the versions Eda, Eddie, Edna, Ena and Nedra becoming somewhat dated. Eden (#151) is the most trendy baby name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)