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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #240 most popular

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 expressive, not one to hold within.

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

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 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Edna" ranks #98 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 15 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1933. Across the entire United States a total of 3,743 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 north east? 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 Jun 22, 1965

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 Northern Australia approximately on 1200. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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