Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. EHB-ə
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Meaning & History

From the Old English name Æbbe, meaning unknown, perhaps a contracted form of a longer name. Saint Ebba was a 7th-century daughter of King Æthelfrith of Bernicia and the founder of monasteries in Scotland. Another saint named Ebba was a 9th-century abbess and martyr who mutilated her own face so that she would not be raped by the invading Danes.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesÆbbe(Anglo-Saxon)
Same SpellingEbba 1

Popularity

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Name Days

Estonia: October 13

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Entry updated April 25, 2021