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The first name 

Edna is a female first name. In very rare cases it is also used for boys.

Edna is a well-known but special name!

Edna is a well-known name in the US, but is still special. It is currently only given to every ten thousandth girl, and therefore ranks at 1,925 in the SmartGenius statistics. This means there are 1,924 girls names that are more common, but also tens of thousands that are much rarer. In the entire USA, approximately 225,720 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Edna. That is 0.07 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Edna -
very popular in the late 19th century

Appearing throughout the time in the United States, the name Edna is a staple in the country: Girls have been given the name Edna for more than 140 years, according to official U.S. naming statistics. Edna is therefore one of the 432 girls’ names that have been given every year since 1880. Even beyond that, Edna is a very special name that peaked in popularity over 100 years ago in the 19th century, ranking in the top 100 girls' names in our SmartGenius first name statistics: With #11 Edna has never been more popular than back in 1899.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Edna was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

89 newborn babies with the name Edna in 2022

As many as 89 babies were named Edna in the USA in 2022, ranking it #1,923 on the list of the most popular girls' names for that year. However, it experienced its lowest point of popularity in 2017, when it was only ranked #2,165 of all female names in our SmartGenius statistics – back then only 75 girls were named Edna.

Edna -
well known in all states of the USA, most popular in Kentucky

There are only 537 different women’s names registered in every single state in the U.S., and Edna is one of them. However, Edna is not equally widespread in all states, but people in Kentucky seem to particularly fancy this name – the 9,946 women called Edna who live here are 0,372% of all female residents and push their name up to #51, easily placing it in the top 100 most common female names in Kentucky.

Edna has 4 letters 
and begins with an E

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter E is neither particularly common nor particularly rare as a first letter for girls' names: 3.9% of all common girls' names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of girls' names, by the way, are A, S and M, while U, X and Q are the least common initials of girls' names.

With four letters, the name Edna is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that with 3.9%, E as the first letter in girls' names is almost as common as all 26 letters on average - and of all the girls' names that start with an E, Elizabeth is the most common.

Other names with 
E, d, n and a

If you take all the letters in the name Edna – E, d, n and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Edan or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Edna

If your name is Edna and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Edna

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Edna, you can simply say:





This is how the name Edna is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Edna in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Edna

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Edna is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Edna

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Edna sounds like this: