Gender: Female Meaning of Embla: "elm" Origin of Embla: Norse

Embla Origin and Meaning

The name Embla is a girl's name meaning "elm".

In Norse mythology, Embla is the equivalent of the Bible's Eve. With a lovely nature meaning, Embla is one the fastest rising girls' names in Sweden.

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nila Says:


I love this so much. My husband is Swedish and we have been looking for a Swedish name that would work as a good middle. As a witch I also love the meaning; first female human created by the Gods, the Elm tree meaning [we own woodland] and the Romans thought the elm sysmbled Oneiroi which was the spirit of Dreams.

stellarvra99 Says:


I love Embla. Saw it on the Wildes family♥

lizway Says:


"In Norse mythology, Ask and Embla (from Old Norse Askr ok Embla)—male and female respectively—were the first two humans, created by the gods" -Wikipedia.

So like naming your child Eve, I guess? Embla is kinda pretty.