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What does Ed mean?

Ed Pronunciation of Ed [ed] as a boys' name. Nickname for Edgar, Edmund, Edward and Edwin.


Ed has 1 variant: Edd.

Related boy name: Eddie.

10 more relations via Edgar, Edmund, Edward, Edwin: Eddie, Eddy, Edik, Edlin, Edmon, Edvin, Edwyn, Ned, Odon and Ted.

Creative forms:
(male) Eld, End, ..

(female) Eer, Ei, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ed Kylin (E.K.), ..

How popular is Ed?

Ed is a very popular first name for males (#373 out of 1220, Top 31%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#65668 out of 150436, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ed was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #62 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ed name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Ed listed in the Top 2000 are Edd, Eddie (#668 from recent data), Eddy (#1433), Edgar (#317), Edmon, Edmund (#1109), Edvin, Edward (#158), Edwin (#311), Ned and Ted. Other variants, like Odon, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Ed was at its peak a century ago (usage of 3.2%) and has become much less since (usage 0.3%, 91%), with forms like Edwin becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ed, Edd, Eddie, Eddy, Edgar in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Edmon, Edmund, Edward, Edwin, Ned, Ted in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eddie, Edvin, Edward outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ed is pronounced similarly to Aad, Ad, Ade, Aed, Aodh and Wade. Other suggested similar names are Eb, Em, Ep (see Ephraim) and Ev. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ed.