Embla Name Meaning & Origin

Embla

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Embla, Mabel and Melba are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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Meanings and history of the name Embla

In Norse mythology, Embla was the first woman. Her name comes from the Old Norse word for 'elm'. The first man, Askr, comes from the Old Norse word for 'ash' (tree).

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The mythological story of Embla appears in the Poetic Edda (compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources)and also in the Prose Edda (written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson).

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