Meaning and name origin
Edith \e-di-th\ as a girl's name is pronounced EE-dith. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Edith is "strife for wealth". From êad gyô. Anglo-Saxon name borne by princesses and Christian saints, one of which was the daughter of Edgar the Peaceful (10th century). Edith Bunker is the name of a character in a 1970s sitcom "All in the Family". Writer Edith Wharton; singers Eydie Gorme and Edith Piaf; actresses Dame Edith Evans, Eydie Falco.
Edith▼ has 24 variant forms: Dita, Eadie, Eadith, Eda▼, Ede, Edee, Edi, Edie, Edita, Editha, Edithe, Editta, Ediva, Edy, Edyta, Edyth▼, Edytha, Edythe▼, Eidith, Eidyth, Eidytha, Eyde, Eydie and Eydith.
For more information, see also the related girl name Eden.
There is 1 masculine form of Edith: Edgar.
Edith is a very popular first name for females (#117 out of 4276, Top 3%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#85571 out of 88799, Top 96%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Edith for girls. Edith reached its highest rank of #25 in the U.S. in 1900-1909 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Edith and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eden (#151), Edith (#627), Edythe, Edyth, Edie and Eda. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).