Origin and Meaning of the Name Edda
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Used in:German, Italian and Norwegian speaking countries
Additional Info:The Edda are collections of poetically narrated folk-tales relating to Norse Mythology or Norse heroes. The most well-known are the Icelandic Poetic Edda (also known as Elder Edda) and the Prose Edda (also known as the Younger Edda), both of which were written during the 13th century.
There are a number of theories concerning the origins of the word edda. It might mean "grandmother" or "great-grandmother", due to the way it occurs in several poems. Another theory holds that edda derives from Old Norse óðr, "poetry." A third is that it means "the book of Oddi", Oddi being the place where Snorri Sturluson was educated.
It is also a petform of a German names starting with 'ed', 'edel' or 'adel'- (such as Adelheid or Edeltraut), or that consists of either the Anglo-Saxon element 'eád' or German 'ôt' meaning 'inheritance' or 'possession'.
Edda is the Italian form of the Scandinavian name Hedda.
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