What does Edith mean?
Edith \e-di-th\ 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Eden.
Edith has 1 masculine form: Edgar.
Edith is a very prominent first name for females (#117 out of 4276, Top 3%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#85571 out of 88799, Top 96%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Edith for girls. Edith reached its apex rank of #25 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, and is at #627 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Edith and related names. Popular alternative forms of Edith (#627 last year) are Eden (#151 last year), Edythe, Edyth, Edie and Eda. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 and have become significantly less widespread since, with the versions Edyth, Eda, Edythe and Edith becoming less fashionable. Eden (#151) is the most fashionable baby name here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)