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Gender: Female Meaning of Ebba: "fortress of riches, or strength of a boar" Origin of Ebba: English or German

The name Ebba is a girl's name of German, English origin meaning "fortress of riches, or strength of a boar". Ebba and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Ebba, the feminine version of Eberhard and also a form of an old English name, is in the Swedish Top 10 but virtually unknown in the US. However, with the rise of Emma, Ella, Ada, and similar simple-yet-traditional names, Ebba may enjoy more widespread popularity.

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Famous People Named Ebba

Princess Ebba Henrietta Bernadotte (née Munck af Fulkila), wife of Prince Oscar Bernadotte of Sweden
Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson, stage name Tove Lo, Swedish pop singer-songwriter
Ebba Marnell, sister of Australian pro skateboarder Lewis Marnell
Ebba Zingmark, model
Anna Michaela Ebba Electra von Hausswolff, Swedish singer, pianist, organist and songwriter.

Pop Culture References for the name Ebba

Ebba Selander, character in "The Dung-Beetle Flies at Dusk" by Maria Gripe
Ebba Rose, protagonist in the novel "East" by Edith Pattou