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What does Eadward mean?

Eadward Pronunciation of Eadward [ead-ward] as a boys' name is an Old English name, and Eadward means "wealthy guard". Eadward is an alternate spelling of Edward (Old English).

Associated with: old english, wealthy, guard (defender).


Eadward has 5 variants: Edouard, Eduard, Eduarde, Eideard and Eudard.

7 more different relations via Edward: Eadbhard, Edoardo, Eduardo, Edvard, Edwardo, Edwards and Ewart.

Creative forms:
(male) Eadearl, Garward, ..


Middle name pairings:
Eadward Vernon (E.V.), ..

How popular is Eadward?

Eadward is an unusual given name for men. Eadward is an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Eadward (not ranked) are Edward (#158 from recent data), Eduardo (#251), Ewart and Edwardo. Other forms, like Eduard, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Eadward reached its apex a century ago (usage of 2.11%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.21%, down 90%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eduardo, Edward, Edwardo, Ewart in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Eadward is alike in pronunciation to Woodward. Other recommended names are Adlard, Aylward, Ballard, Barnard, Bayard, Dainard, Daneard, Daynard (see Dainard), Derward, Durward, Eadgar, Eadger, Eadmund, Eadwinn, Ealdraed, Earland, Eckard, Eckhard, Edgar, Edgard, Edgardo, Edmar, Eginard (see Eginhard), Einhard, Ellard, Erhard, Everard, Evrard, Ewald, Eward, Gallard, Gardnard (see Gardner), Garrard, Gaspard, Godard, Goddard, Hallward, Halvard, Halward, Halwerd, Harvard, Haward, Hayward, Hazard, Hazzard, Howard, Jarard, Jarrard, Kenward, Langward, Mainard, Maynard, Milward, Norward, Packard, Radferd, Radford, Radfurd (see Radford), Raynard, Rudyard, Seward, Siward and Steward. These names tend to be more frequently used than Eadward.

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