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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 ad gy. 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) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#85571 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Edith for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Edith name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Edith and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eda, Eden, Edie, Edith, Edyth and Edythe. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eda, Eden, Edie, Edith, Edyth, Edythe in U.S.

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


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