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Eithne meaning and name origin
Eithne \e(i)-th-ne\ as a girl's name is pronounced EE-na. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Eithne is "kernel". The source is a term of praise in bardic poetry. The name has been anglicized as Edna, Ena, Etna, Ethna and Ethenia. Also variant of Aithne.
Eithne has 7 variant forms: Aine, Aithnea, Aithne, Ena, Ethnah, Ethnea and Ethnee.
For more information, see also the related name Enya.
Baby names that sound like Eithne are Athene, Edwine and Etana.
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Popularity of Eithne
Eithne is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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