What does Edna mean?
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.
Affiliated girl name: Nedra.more]
How popular is Edna?
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. in the 1900s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Edna and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Edna listed in the Top 1000 are Aine, Eda, Eddie, Eden (#151 2 years ago), Ena, Etna and Nedra. These relations of Edna were favored by parents during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.3141%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.1061%, ▼66.2%). Eden has been the most well-known version, while Eda, Eddie, Edna, Ena and Nedra are now somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)