What does Edith mean?
Edith [edith] as a girls' 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.
Affiliated girl name: Eden.
1 masculine form: Edgar.Creative forms:
(female) Elith, Enith, ..
(male) Ediem, Edipha, .. Middle name pairings:
Edith Demi (E.D.), ..
How popular is Edith?
Edith is a very prominent first name for females (#117 out of 4276, Top 3%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Edith reached its apex rank of #29 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #526 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Edith (#526 last year) are Eden (#156 last year), Edie (#1802), Edythe, Edyth, Editha and Eda. These forms of Edith were at the height of their popularity in the 1890s (average #1024) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1497, 75% less usage), with versions like Edythe falling out of fashion. Eden is the most fashionable baby name here.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Aldith, Ardith▼, Ebeth, Edin, Edina, Edira, Ednah, Eilith, Elish, Elita, Eth, Evita, Faith, Judith▼, Leith and Urith. These names tend to be less commonly used than Edith.See names in meaning and etymology.