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Edurne Garcia Almagro (b. Dec 22 '85), a Sony BMG songstress (mostly pop) from Madrid, Spain bears this name. She was the sixth finalist on the Spanish TV Show "Operaci├│n Triunfo 2005".
-- Ora  9/20/2006
Basque pronunciation is similar to Spanish so, knowing that, we know that Edurne is pronounced either "eh-DOOR-neh" or "eh-DUR-neh".

Several Basque dialects also have no obvious stress on syllables so Edurne can also be pronounced simple "eh-door-neh" or "eh-dur-neh".
-- Ora  9/20/2006
Lol, it must be obvious since I've provided comments on famous bearers and pronunciation that I have some interest in this name.

I think it's classic and stunning and unique. Edurne (eh-dur-neh is my preferred pronunciation) sounds beautiful in the full-form (and has a lovely meaning), but has the possibility for several nice nicknames such as Ed, Eddie, Eda (Ada), Addy, Dana, Dina, etc.

It sounds like the sort of name a strong, confident and feminine woman would have - like a heroine in a novel.
-- Ora  9/20/2006
Like Ora said, ed-UR-na, eh-DUR-na or eh-DURN-eh would be the pronunciation. But, from the way it's spelled and my English bias, I'd say ee-DURN, and it sounds lovely both ways!
-- JiminyKrickit  9/20/2006
I really like the sound of this name. It's not choppy, it flows really well off your tongue. I just discovered this name, but I think it's a new fave!
-- JiminyKrickit  9/20/2006
Edurne comes from 'edur', that means 'snow' in the Vizcaine Basque dialect. In normal conversation in the Batua dialect (officialised by the government) though, 'snow' is referred as 'elur'; and 'elurte' means 'snowfall'.
-- Airienn  3/30/2009

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