Eda (given name)

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Pronunciation [ˈeda]
Gender Female
Language(s) Albanian, Old Norse, Japanese, Turkish
Meaning was-given, wealthy, mannerly
Other names
Related names Ada, Edy, Edi, Edda, Ida, Oda, Uda, Edanur

Given name[edit]

"Eda"[1] is a name that has arisen independently in multiple regions.

Its oldest appearance dates back to the ancient Albanian tribes of Illyrian Peninsula (today's Balkan) and Language with meaning E-DA / E-DHA meaning WAS-GIVEN. Eda is also a popular female first name in Turkey meaning manner and expression.[2] Also Old Norse, and subsequently, Old English language (pronounced eɪ-dɑː), with meaning "strife for wealth"). Eda was a goddess in northern mythology, the Guardian of Time and Wealth. Also a variant of Edith, Edna and Hedwig. It is sometimes considered the shortened version of the male name "Edwin". Eda has 2 variant forms: Edda and Ede. In the United States, Eda is a fairly common first name for women (#1953 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census) Eda and Edda were popular in Italy before the fall of Fascism, as Mussolini's daughter was named Edda.[3]

In Japan it is a common last name. Eda also appears high in name rankings for Scandinavian states such as Sweden.[4]