Edna Name Meaning & Origin

Edna

Pronunciation: EHD-nə (key)

Origin of the name Edna:

Derived from the Hebrew 'ēdnāh (rejuvenation, delight). Edna is found in the apocryphal book Tobit, as the name of the mother of Sara and stepmother of Tobias.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Eddie, Edie

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Nicknames for Edna

Eddie, Edie, Eddymae

Meanings and history of the name Edna

Edna means "pleasant" in Hebrew. It can also be spelled Ednah.

-In Gaelic, Edna means "kernel or nut."

Famous real-life people named Edna

Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet
Edna Best, British actress

Edna in song, story & screen

Dame Edna Everage, lavender-haired female character played by Australian comedian Barry Humphries
Edna Garrett, character on the '80s sitcom "The Facts of Life"
Edna Mode, opinionated couturier to superheroes ("No capes!") in the animated film "The Incredibles"
Edna Turnblad, mother of Tracy in the movie and musical "Hairspray"
Edna Krabappel, disillusioned teacher in the animated TV series "The Simpsons"

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