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Female Female Name


Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Younger form of Eyba and Ybba [1]

2) Female form of Ebbe [1] [2] [3] [4]

3) Pet form of Elisabet [3]

4) German pet form of Eberhardine (see Eberhardina) [5] [4]

5) German pet form of names beginning with Eber- (see JOR) [4]

Related Names

Ebba Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Danish Faroese Finnish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish

Name Days

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

13 October

Sweden Sweden

6 March


Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Ebba
Accusative: Ebbu
Dative: Ebbu
Genitive: Ebbu
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Ebba
Accusative: Ebbu
Dative: Ebbu
Genitive: Ebbu

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage


  • Ebba Dohna is a character in Selma Lagerlöf's novel 'Gösta Berlings saga' (1891)
  • Ebba Marie Strange (née Henriksen, 15 April 1929 - 3 December 2012), Danish politician


Name Count per Country

CountryCommonnessFemale ♀ Male ♂Trend
Statimg f legend.pngStatimg m legend.pngas main name#also aux. name&as main name#also aux. name&
Sweden Sweden[6] Statimg f5.pngStatimg m1.png 15624 24197 1 1 Statimg trend 1.png
Denmark Denmark[7] Statimg f4.pngStatimg m0.png 2019 n.a. 0 n.a Statimg trend -2.png
Norway Norway[8] Statimg f3.pngStatimg m0.png 233 511 0 0 Statimg trend 1.png
Finland Finland[9] Statimg f4.pngStatimg m1.png n.a. 2108 n.a 1 Statimg trend 1.png
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.


Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Ebba(f) Sources: [6][7][8][9]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Ebba(f) Sources: [10]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Ebba(f)

Sources: [6] [7] [8] [9]


  1. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  4. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  10. details see Name Statistic tables