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[ed-nuh] /ˈɛd nə/
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “rejuvenation, rebirth.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Miss Manwaring came to me yesterday with a letter of introduction from Edna English.

    Nobody Louis Joseph Vance
  • "Oh, they've only just got settled back in town," answers Edna, evasively.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport Robert Neilson Stephens
  • "Telephone Service" was its name—and Edna Blank was its head.

    The Knack of Managing Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
  • "To think that he could believe such a thing of Florence," put in Edna.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport Robert Neilson Stephens
  • Secretly Edna was rather glad to hear this, even though it meant that the Fairmans went without meat for dinner.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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