[ 2 syll. eb-ba, ebb-a ] The baby girl name Ebba is pronounced as EHB-aa- †.
1: Ebba is of Germanic origin. It is used mainly in English and German. The name evolved as the short form of various Germanic compound names starting with 'Eber-' and hence containing the element eber. Ebba is the feminine equivalent of the Scandinavian and German Ebbe.
Ebba has 13 forms. Forms of the name include Eb, Eba, Ebah, Ebb, Ebbah, Ebbe, Ebbea, Ebbeah, Ebbee, Ebbey, Ebbi, Ebbie, and Ebby.
Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of the name Ebba.
2: Ebba is used chiefly in English and it is derived from Old English origins. It is derived from the elements 'ead' meaning wealth, blessed ; 'burh' protection, fortress, castle. The name is a revived 19th-century form of Aebbe (Old English), the contracted form of Eadburga (Old English), of the components 'ead' and 'burg'. It was borne by Saint Ebba (Aebbe) the Elder (615-683), who founded monasteries in Scotland, and Saint Ebba (Aebbe) the Younger (-870), the abbess in southeast Scotland who was martyred by invading Danes.
In addition, Ebba is a contracted form of the German Ebergard.
Ebba is also a contracted form of the German Eberhild.
Ebba is also an English form of Eva.
See also the related categories, martyred (death), blessed (holy), element, protection, wealth, castle, younger, saint, and german.
Ebba is an uncommon baby name for girls. At the modest height of its usage in 1901, 0.007% of baby girls were named Ebba. It ranked at #751 then. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity, and is today of sporadic use. In 2018, within the group of girl names directly related to Ebba, Eva was the most frequently used.
Baby names that sound like Ebba include Eba, Ebah, Ebbea, Ebbee, Ebbey, Ebbi, Ebbie, Ebby, Eeva, Efah, Effi, Effie, Effy, Epa, Ephi, Ephy, Eppie, Eva, Evah, and Evvie.
† Pronunciation for Ebba: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"