Discovered 1908 Sept. 20 by J. H. Metcalf at Taunton.
Independently discovered 1908 Sept. 21 by A. Kopff at Heidelberg.
Named for the Norse Edda which is a 13th century collection of mythological, heroic, and aphoristic poems in alliterative verse. (H 69)
The naming might be influenced by the two letters of the provisional designation 1908 EA. See also the remarks to planet (579).