Edna: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Edna

Likely derived from the Hebrew word “ednah,” meaning “delight.” This definitely means your little Edna will be purely delightful … with the possible exceptions of the toddler and teen years.

Nicknames:

Ed, Eddie.

Famous people named Edna:

Novelists Edna Ferber, Edna O'Brien, Edna Annie Proulx, and Edna Lyall; poet Edna St. Vincent Millay; actresses Edna Dore and Edna Best; architect Edna Deakin.

Fun facts:

Edna may also be the Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Eithne, meaning "kernel."

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