Ebba

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Female Female Name

Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

1) Younger form of Eyba and Ybba [1]

2) Female form of Ebbe [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

3) Pet form of Elisabet [3]

4) German pet form of Eberhardine (see Eberhardina) [7] [4] [6]

5) German pet form of names beginning with Eber- (see JOR) [4] [5] [6]

Related Names

Ebba
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Ebbuson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Ebbudóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Ebba
Genitive: Ebbas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Ebba
Accusative: Ebbu
Dative: Ebbu
Genitive: Ebbu
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Ebba
Genitive: Ebban
Partitive: Ebbaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Ebba
Accusative: Ebbu
Dative: Ebbu
Genitive: Ebbu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Ebba
Genitive: Ebbas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Ebba
Genitive: Ebbas

Name Days

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

13 October

Sweden Sweden

6 March

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Ebba Gustafva Ramsay (née Karström, 1 October 1828 - 29 October 1922), Swedish writer, translator, artist and philanthropist
  • Ebba Johanna Cecilia von Eckermann (née von Hallwyl, 21 May 1866 – 16 October 1960), Swedish women's rights activist
  • Ebba Marie Strange (née Henriksen, 15 April 1929 - 3 December 2012), Danish politician

Trivia

  • Ebba Dohna is a character in Selma Lagerlöf's novel 'Gösta Berlings saga' (1891)

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[11]
18690 28529 18690 28529 0 0
Denmark Denmark[12]
1517
n.a.
1516
n.a.
1
n.a.
Finland Finland[13]
n.a.
2434
n.a.
2434 0 0
Norway Norway[9]
731
n.a.
731
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[14]
48 99
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[15]
14 49
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: 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: [11][12][9][13]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Ebba (f) Sources: [16]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Ebba (f)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Ebba (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Ebba (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, census of 2011, http://www.stat.gl/
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  13. 13.0 13.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  14. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  15. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  16. details see Name Statistic tables