Meaning & History
Possibly from Old Norse meaning "great-grandmother". This was the name of two 13th-century Icelandic literary works: the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda. This is also the name of a character in the Poetic Edda, though it is unclear if her name is connected to the name of the collection.
Sources & References
- Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONNames.shtml