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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 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 variants: 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.

Edith has 1 masculine form: Edgar.


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. 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)

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

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

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 the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4347%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.2037%, down 53.1%), with the versions Eda, Edyth, Edythe and Edith becoming less fashionable. Eden (#151) is the most fashionable baby name here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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.