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Ranked #240


Gender: Girl. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 7 (Ranked #3449).

What does the name "Edna" mean?

Edna (Hebrew): Delicacy, tenderness

The name "Edna" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Delicacy, tenderness". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Your name in reverse order is "Ande". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eadn". How do you pronounce that?

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How popular is the name "Edna" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Edna? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 294,989 babies born with the name Edna in the United States. That's more than enough Ednas to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 588 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Edna" was in 1918 with a total of 8,699 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ednas)

According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Edna" ranks #71 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 21 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1927. Across the entire United States a total of 6,120 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Edna popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Edna in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Edna

Ellen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1958 to present. Ellen was born in 1932 as Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.


Deanna Durbin

Deanna Durbin is an actress/singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1936 to 1948. Deanna was born in 1921 as Edna Mae Durbin in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx is a novelist. Annie was born in 1935 as Edna Annie Proulx in Norwich, Connecticut, United States.


Past life for Edna born May 9, 1984

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 1325. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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