Eden

Eden is the name of the biblical garden where Adam and Eve came from before being expelled, becoming synonomous with paradise and anyplace that is fertile and utnouched. Although I’ve seen it listed as meaning “place of paradise” from Hebrew, it could perhaps be derived from an older source, Sumerian edin meaning “steppe” or “plain”. Eden might also be related to an Aramaic root word meaning “fruitful, well-watered”. Eden is also an English surname, a patrynomic form of Old English Eadhun from Old English ead (wealth, fortune) via Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches) and Ancient Germanic hun (bear cub, warrior).

Origin: Hebrew, Sumerian, Aramaic, Proto-Germanic
Variants:
  • Edena (English)

 

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