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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Edna
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Edna in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Edna:
Records indicate that 290,886 girls in the United States have been named Edna since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 8,691 people in the U.S. were given the name Edna. Those people are now 103 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Edna
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8 Positive Comments
"My mom and grandmother were named Edna. I love this name." Aug. 1, 2020:
"My mother was an Edna Gertrude named for a friend of her mother's. When our first son was born,we named him Dean (same letters in Edna-just moved around.) She was kind, loving and
very much loved by her family. She loved her grandmother name Mamie! Also her father's name
was Edward." Feb. 14, 2019:
"My beautiful and spunky granddaughter is Edna.
She is only two, but if I call her Ed or Eddie she informs me her name is EDNA. Really, how is it that different from the overused Emma? There are three Stellas in her daycare. That will never happen to Edna." Nov. 13, 2018:
"I just turned 32 years old. I love my name, hardly anyone has it. So when someone yells for me in a crowd they don't have 6 Jessica's that look back at them. :) I of course am named after my grandmother. I used to be told Edna doesn't fit you b/c I was younger in my late teens and 20's. My only point to them is you have to be a kid before you can be an adult. :)" Apr. 3, 2018:
"My name is Edna and I'm in my 50s, my older mother named me after an old lady she knew when she was young. I never hated my name even though it was strange to see a little kid with it.it fits me well now." Jun. 7, 2017:
"My nan is called Edna and she is great. But not a name for kids, obv." Mar. 25, 2008:
"My name is Edna,often people find it difficult to pronounce it.Its pronounce wrongly and spelt wrongly.I have met 1 person with the same name and v both are friends now.before that i have read my name in books but never met anyone with the same name.Im very fond of my name and it means pleasure and indeed it gives me pleasure." Mar. 28, 2007:
"Edna isn't a bad name. It makes me think of a NICE old lady! It's maybe a bit old-fashioned." Mar. 9, 2007:
2 Negative Comments
"I still cringe when someone calls me Edna. I was given the name as my parents were in show business and this was to honor the celebrity who paid the doctor?s bill when I was born. As a teenager I was teased because of my name and also remember my mom calling my name in a restroom and 2 elderly women responded to her. Yikes! I do not use the name tho it is on my documentation as I kept it to honor my parents. I am much older now and see so many great names out there, and sadly, Edna is not one of them." May. 6, 2021:
"I don't think I'd ever name my child Edna. It just so reminds me of that mean-faced Edna Birch woman from the Yorkshire television soap 'Emmerdale' (formerly called 'Emmerdale Farm')" Jan. 16, 2007:
5 Neutral Comments
"I hate my name I am now 61 and it never sounds any better one someone says it I cringe. Everyone I meet says you don?t look like an Edna I suppose that?s a saving grace." Oct. 23, 2020:
"My nams is Edna,i hate it ,iwas named after my grandmother" Jan. 14, 2020:
"My name is Edna, I?m 18 years old. I?ve always loved my name. There?s nothing wrong with it, in fact it feels nice when people tell me that they?ve never heard it before. Planning on naming my future daughter Edna as well :)" Jun. 17, 2018:
"Edna Ferber the American writer and Edna St. Vincent Millay the American poet were notable 20th-century bearers of this name, followed more recently by Bart Simpson's teacher Mrs. Krabappel in the long-running cartoon TV series 'The Simpsons'. Unfortunately, this name sounds somewhat like a gray-haired old lady these days. Parents these days are more likely to choose Eden for their baby girls." May. 26, 2008:
"Makes me think of a mean, ugly woman. I would never use this name" Mar. 7, 2007:
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