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What does Ede mean?

Ede Pronunciation of Ede [ede] as a name for girls is of Old German and Old English origin, and the meaning of Ede is "strife for wealth". Ede is an alternate form of Eda (Old German): from ead gyd. Ede is also a derivative of Edith (Old English).

Associated with: old english, strife (battle), wealth.


Ede has 1 variant: Eyde.

13 more related forms via Eda, Edith: Eadie, Edda, Edee, Edi, Edie, Edita, Edithe, Ediva, Edy, Edyta, Edyth, Edythe and Eydie.

Creative forms:
(female) Edei, Eide, ..

(male) Edet, Et, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ede Christina (E.C.), ..

How popular is Ede?

Ede is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#29598 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Edith (#526 last year), Edie (#1802), Edythe, Eda and Edyth are the popular variation forms of Ede (unlisted). Usage of these forms of Ede was widespread among parents a century ago (usage of 0.7%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.03%, 95% less), with forms such as Eda becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eda, Edie, Edith, Edyth, Edythe in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Edith outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ede is pronounced similarly to Adde, Ade, Aide, Aud and Aude. Other recommended names are Eden, Edme and Eve. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ede.

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