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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 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.
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 (2014 statistics).
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. (2014 statistics).
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