[ 2 syll. ed-da, edd-a ] The baby girl name Edda is pronounced as EHDD-ah †. Edda is primarily used in German, Italian, Scandinavian, and Polish, and it is of Old Norse, Old English, and Germanic origin. From Old Norse roots, its meaning is song-writer; grandmother - in this context, Edda can be used in the German, Italian, and Scandinavian languages. In Norse mythology, Edda was a goddess and ancestor of the Thralls. In Icelandic mythology, The Younger Edda was the Prose Edda and The Elder Edda the Poetic Edda.
Edda is a German spelling variant of the English, German, Polish, and Spanish name Eda.
Edda is also a Polish form of the English and German name Edith.
Edda is also a form of the English, German, and Scandinavian name Hedda.
Edda is also an Italian form of the English and German name Hedwig.
Another variant of the name is the pet form Eddi.
Edda is uncommon as a baby name for girls. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2018, among the group of girl names directly related to Edda, Edith was the most regularly used.
† English pronunciation for Edda: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"