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Origin and Meaning of Edda

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ed"da
The religious or mythological book of the old Scandinavian tribes of German origin, containing two collections of Sagas (legends, myths) of the old northern gods and heroes.

Note: ☞ There are two Eddas. The older, consisting of 39 poems, was reduced to writing from oral tradition in Iceland between 1050 and 1133. The younger or prose Edda, called also the Edda of Snorri, is the work of several writers, though usually ascribed to Snorri Sturleson, who was born in 1178.

Etymology: Icel., lit. great-grandmotheri. e., of Scandinavian poetry), so called by Bishop Brynjúlf Sveinsson, who brought it again to light in 1643

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  1. Either of two distinct works in Old Icelandic dating from the late 13th century and consisting of 34 mythological and heroic ballads composed between 800 and 1200; the primary source for Scandinavian mythology
  2. Tropical starchy tuberous root
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Old Norse edda (“great-grandmother”)

  1. A collection of Old Norse poems and tales from two medieval manuscripts found in Iceland.

Edda was also found in the following language(s): Faroese and German

Notable Persons Named Edda

Edda was born as the child of Hermann Göring and Emmy Göring on June 2nd, 1938. Edda is also known as Edda Goering.

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Edda Mussolini was royalty. She holds the title Countess of Cortellazzo and Buccari. Edda was born as the child of Benito Mussolini and Rachele Mussolini on September 1st, 1910 in Forlí, Romagna. She passed away on April 9th, 1995.

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Edda Dell'Orso is a singing and singer. Edda was born on February 16th, 1935 in Genoa.

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Julia Clarete is a singing, actor, presenter, songwriter, singer, actress, and host. Julia was given the name Edda Giselle Rosetta Nuñez Clarette on September 24th, 1979 in Makati. Julia is also known as Julia Clarete.

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Edda Magnason is a pop music, folk music, classical music, and jazz pianist, singer, singer-songwriter, music composer, music producer, film actress, composer, and record producer. Edda was born on August 22nd, 1984 in Ystad, Sweden.

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Edda Garðarsdóttir is a soccer player for the Valur, Richmond Spiders, Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur, Vorup Frederiksberg Boldklub, Breiðablik UBK, KIF Örebro DFF, Chelsea L.F.C., and Iceland women's national football team. Edda was born on July 15th, 1979 in Reykjavík. Edda is also known as Bjorgvins".

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1895 6 6 0
1902 5 5 0
1904 5 5 0
1914 10 10 0
1915 6 6 0
1916 7 7 0
1917 5 5 0
1918 9 9 0
1920 7 7 0
1921 6 6 0
1922 8 8 0
1923 7 7 0
1925 8 8 0
1926 7 7 0
1927 14 14 0
1928 13 13 0
1929 9 9 0
1930 22 22 0
1931 8 8 0
1932 10 10 0
1933 14 14 0
1934 10 10 0
1935 14 14 0
1936 5 5 0
1937 7 7 0
1938 11 11 0
1939 14 14 0
1940 11 11 0
1941 8 8 0
1942 9 9 0
1943 11 11 0
1944 11 11 0
1945 11 11 0
1946 11 11 0
1947 9 9 0
1948 15 15 0
1949 7 7 0
1950 16 16 0
1951 12 12 0
1952 9 9 0
1953 14 14 0
1954 5 5 0
1955 5 5 0
1956 13 13 0
1957 11 11 0
1958 11 11 0
1959 11 11 0
1960 15 15 0
1961 7 7 0
1962 6 6 0
1963 8 8 0
1964 6 6 0
1965 7 7 0
1966 5 5 0
1968 12 12 0
1969 7 7 0
1972 9 9 0
1973 7 7 0
1974 10 10 0
1975 7 7 0
1996 7 7 0
2006 5 5 0
2008 5 5 0
2009 5 5 0
2010 7 7 0
2012 7 7 0
2013 9 9 0
2014 8 8 0
2015 13 13 0
2016 7 7 0
2017 9 9 0

Fun Facts about the name Edda

  • How Popular is the name Edda? Edda is the 13,900th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Edda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 645 babies born with the first name Edda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Edda to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Edda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Edda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Edda is Wednesday, October 8th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Edda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Edda was in 1930 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Edda Factoid: According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Edda is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1960.
  • Weird things about the name Edda: Your name in reverse order is Adde. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Daed. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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