Edna is a first name typically given to girls, but in rare cases also used as a boys 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 1,928 in the SmartGenius statistics. This means there are 1,927 girls names that are more common, but also tens of thousands that are much rarer. In the entire USA, approximately 226,384 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Edna. That is 0.07 % of all living Americans.
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 9,941 women called Edna who live here are 0,373% of all female residents and push their name up to #51, easily placing it in the top 100 most common female names in Kentucky.
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.
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...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Edna, you can simply say:
Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.
Just use American Sign Language!
These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.
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.
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: