- a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “rejuvenation, rebirth.”
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Contemporary Examples of edna
My sister Edna took one skate and I took the other, and I was so small that I put I it on right over my shoe.Gordie Howe Hockey’s Greatest War Horse
May 31, 2014
So welcome back, Edna and Ethel; come on down, Gertrude and Percy; walk right in, Wilhelmina and Wolfgang.
And if Edna feels too clunky for nursery school, you can always call her Edie.
Correction: The original version of this article stated that the Simpsons character Edna Krabappel was killed.‘Family Guy’ Killed Off Brian Last Night. It Was the Right Move.
November 25, 2013
Sally began seeing child psychologist Dr. Edna Keener (Patricia Bethune) four times a week.‘Mad Men’ Premiere: Before Season 5, Let's Remember Season 4
March 22, 2012
Historical Examples of edna
"You can't truly say you're out, dear," counselled Edna, in an undertone.
"I just came in to tell you what I've discovered," said Edna.
"Oh, they've only just got settled back in town," answers Edna, evasively.
"It's not half bad," said Edna, applying the expression to the room.
Florence had nothing to say on this subject, but Edna could not keep silent.
Word Origin and History for edna
fem. proper name, from Greek, from Hebrew ednah "delight" (see Eden). Related to Arabic ghadan "luxury." Among the top 20 names for girls born in the U.S. every year from 1889 to 1917.