Other Origin(s):Gaelic, Irish, Scottish
Meaning:Renewer; Delight; Rejuvenation; Kernel
Your baby Edna is destined to be an absolute delight! This feminine name is of Hebrew origin and means “renewer,” “delight,” and “rejuvenation.” It is a biblical name derived from the Hebrew ednah, used in the apocryphal Book of Tobit. Edna is also anglicized from the Irish and Scottish name Eithne which means “kernel” in Gaelic. The name may be recognized from Irish novelist Edna O’Brien who wrote numerous plays, poems, and short stories about life as a woman. She was a candidate for a Nobel Prize in literature and was seen as one of the greatest writers of her generation, a fact that might inspire your little one to achieve great things.
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