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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 "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 information, see also the related name Nedra.
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Popularity of Edna
Edna is a very popular first name for females (#109 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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