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Edna

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295k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Edna

"Edna" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Delicacy, tenderness". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From Hebrew meaning "pleasure" or "delight"; a variant of Eden in the apocryphal Book of Tobit. In Ireland and Scotland it has been used as an anglicization of Goidelic Eithne.

  1. A female given name.

Edna was also found in the following language(s): Faroese, Portuguese, and Scots

Notable Persons Named Edna

Ellen Burstyn is an actress. She was most prominent from 1958 to present. Ellen was given the name Edna Rae Gillooly on December 7th, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Ellen is also known as Ellen McRae.

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Dorothy Squires was a traditional pop music, pop, and billboard hot 100 musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1936 to 1990. Dorothy was given the name Edna May Squires on March 25th, 1915 in Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire, Wales. She passed away on April 14th, 1998.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay was a poet and lyric poetry. Edna was born on February 22nd, 1892 in Rockland, Maine. She died on October 19th, 1950.

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Deanna Durbin was an actress/singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1936 to 1948. Deanna was given the name Edna Mae Durbin on December 4th, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She breathed her last breath in 2013.

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Annie Proulx is a writer. Annie was given the name Edna Ann Proulx on August 22nd, 1935 in Norwich, Connecticut, United States.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1915 to 1915. Edna was given the name Olga Edna Purviance on October 21st, 1895 in Paradise Valley, Nevada, United States. She passed away on January 11th, 1958.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 588 588 0 #45 girl name
1881 642 637 5 #39 girl name
1882 792 783 9 #39 girl name
1883 829 823 6 #41 girl name
1884 963 957 6 #36 girl name
1885 1,077 1,077 0 #30 girl name
1886 1,321 1,314 7 #23 girl name
1887 1,339 1,339 0 #24 girl name
1888 1,692 1,687 5 #22 girl name
1889 1,823 1,815 8 #18 girl name
1890 1,985 1,973 12 #18 girl name
1891 1,971 1,963 8 #18 girl name
1892 2,229 2,218 11 #18 girl name
1893 2,388 2,378 10 #14 girl name
1894 2,464 2,458 6 #15 girl name
1895 2,560 2,560 0 #14 girl name
1896 2,604 2,604 0 #13 girl name
1897 2,577 2,567 10 #12 girl name
1898 2,818 2,813 5 #12 girl name
1899 2,548 2,534 14 #11 girl name
1900 3,115 3,102 13 #12 girl name
1901 2,497 2,488 9 #13 girl name
1902 2,765 2,754 11 #13 girl name
1903 2,675 2,667 8 #15 girl name
1904 2,775 2,762 13 #15 girl name
1905 2,966 2,953 13 #15 girl name
1906 3,019 3,011 8 #15 girl name
1907 3,315 3,301 14 #15 girl name
1908 3,382 3,365 17 #17 girl name
1909 3,448 3,429 19 #16 girl name
1910 3,680 3,664 16 #18 girl name
1911 3,968 3,957 11 #17 girl name
1912 5,159 5,136 23 #16 girl name
1913 5,573 5,558 15 #18 girl name
1914 6,304 6,289 15 #19 girl name
1915 8,167 8,143 24 #20 girl name
1916 8,653 8,625 28 #19 girl name
1917 8,447 8,422 25 #20 girl name
1918 8,730 8,698 32 #23 girl name
1919 8,424 8,404 20 #22 girl name
1920 8,356 8,331 25 #27 girl name
1921 8,338 8,303 35 #27 girl name
1922 7,640 7,621 19 #29 girl name
1923 7,309 7,298 11 #32 girl name
1924 7,436 7,409 27 #31 girl name
1925 6,810 6,784 26 #37 girl name
1926 6,412 6,392 20 #38 girl name
1927 6,121 6,083 38 #40 girl name
1928 5,501 5,475 26 #45 girl name
1929 4,952 4,931 21 #51 girl name
1930 4,784 4,763 21 #51 girl name
1931 4,483 4,461 22 #52 girl name
1932 4,302 4,279 23 #50 girl name
1933 3,744 3,728 16 #55 girl name
1934 3,827 3,807 20 #55 girl name
1935 3,444 3,419 25 #67 girl name
1936 3,323 3,304 19 #71 girl name
1937 3,241 3,221 20 #74 girl name
1938 3,100 3,082 18 #82 girl name
1939 2,919 2,904 15 #81 girl name
1940 2,844 2,834 10 #86 girl name
1941 2,848 2,835 13 #89 girl name
1942 2,775 2,762 13 #99 girl name
1943 2,772 2,753 19
1944 2,395 2,395 0
1945 2,157 2,152 5
1946 2,280 2,280 0
1947 2,427 2,417 10
1948 2,103 2,097 6
1949 2,189 2,174 15
1950 1,854 1,854 0
1951 1,800 1,800 0
1952 1,747 1,747 0
1953 1,621 1,615 6
1954 1,681 1,681 0
1955 1,533 1,524 9
1956 1,547 1,547 0
1957 1,242 1,242 0
1958 1,235 1,226 9
1959 1,180 1,180 0
1960 1,107 1,107 0
1961 1,044 1,037 7
1962 983 983 0
1963 859 852 7
1964 789 789 0
1965 716 711 5
1966 680 680 0
1967 582 582 0
1968 499 499 0
1969 455 455 0
1970 446 446 0
1971 444 444 0
1972 403 403 0
1973 340 340 0
1974 320 315 5
1975 311 311 0
1976 277 277 0
1977 311 311 0
1978 271 271 0
1979 288 288 0
1980 283 283 0
1981 270 270 0
1982 216 216 0
1983 229 229 0
1984 208 208 0
1985 201 201 0
1986 175 175 0
1987 192 192 0
1988 150 150 0
1989 235 235 0
1990 206 206 0
1991 211 211 0
1992 182 182 0
1993 171 171 0
1994 146 146 0
1995 131 131 0
1996 135 135 0
1997 131 131 0
1998 124 124 0
1999 112 112 0
2000 116 116 0
2001 135 135 0
2002 117 117 0
2003 120 120 0
2004 126 126 0
2005 119 119 0
2006 102 102 0
2007 133 133 0
2008 110 110 0
2009 103 103 0
2010 93 93 0
2011 98 98 0
2012 90 90 0
2013 94 94 0
2014 89 89 0
2015 76 76 0
2016 80 80 0

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Popularity of Edna as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Edna

  • How Popular is the name Edna? Edna is the 242nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Edna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 295,178 babies born with the first name Edna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Edna to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Edna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 588 new born babies.
  • When was Edna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Edna is Sunday, December 1st, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Edna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Edna was in 1918 with a total of 8,698 babies. That's a lot of babies named Edna!
  • Random Edna Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Edna ranks 63rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 38 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Edna: Your name in reverse order is Ande. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aned. 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).
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