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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 Cool Girls' Names—Rare, Unique and Unusual and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory -- Girls Names 900-1000".

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



Floris Says:


Cool :)
Yay, I'm learning something at my Swedish classes... :D!!!

Ebba Nordahl Says:


That is actually a better description!:)

Floris Says:


Or a bit like the "e" in egg?
(my swedish isn't very good, but that's how I'd pronounce it).

Ebba Nordahl Says:


The E in Ebba is pronounced like a british person saying Air, without the R, so more like aehbbah! Its alot easier for swedes to say though;)

emilyfalls13 Says:


I am so thrilled I found this name! My mother's maiden name is Eberhard and that's also the family that I'm closest to. I have been considering Everett for a boy and now I will definitely consider Ebba for a girl!

SoDallas3 Says:


I'm always a little nervous about pronouncing this one... pretty sure it's Ey-BAH. It's pretty. I could use this to honour my great-grandfather Eberhard.

SimoneKadele Says:


Love this!!