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Edel 1
Gender Feminine
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. ee-DEL
, eh-DEL
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Other Forms FormsEdele, Edelle

Meaning & History

Short form of Edelweiss, the name of a mountain flower, derived from the German edel, "noble" and weiß, "white". In Ireland this name is given in honour of Irish missionary Edel Quinn (1907-1944), who was made a Venerable in 1994. Her birth name was Edelweiss.
Added 9/18/2007 by Edel
Edited 2/15/2013 by overtheclouds, Frollein Gladys and Mike C

Edel 2
Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. AY-dəl(German, Austrian German)
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Meaning & History

Short form of names that begin with or end in the element "Edel-" meaning "noble", for example Edeltraud, Edelgard.
It has occasionally been used as a name in its own right.

A notable namesake is the German prima ballerina Edel von Rothe (1925-2008).
Added 1/15/2008 by Frances Lane
Edited 7/7/2015 by elbowin, Mike C and Frollein Gladys

Edel 3
Gender Masculine & Feminine

Meaning & History

Short form of names starting with Edel-, such as Edelmiro (for males) and Edelmira (for females).

A known bearer of this name is the Cuban-American illustrator Edel Rodriguez (b. 1971).
Added 8/19/2016 by LMS
Edited 2/7/2017 by Lucille