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What does Eddy mean?

Eddy Pronunciation of Eddy [ed-dy] as a name for boys (also used less regularly as girls' name Eddy) is of English and Old English derivation, and the meaning of Eddy is "wealthy spear; son of Edward; wealthy protector; wealthy guard; wealthy friend". Eddy is an alternate spelling of Eddie (English): pet variant of Ed. Eddy is also a derivative of Edgar (Old English). Eddy is also used as a variation of Edison (Old English), Edmund (Old English), Edward (Old English) and Edwin (Old English).

Associated with: old english, wealthy, spear (warrior), protector (defender), friend.


12 related forms via Eddie, Edgar, Edison, Edmund, Edward, Edwin: Ed, Edik, Edlin, Edmon, Edson, Edvin, Edwyn, Ned, Neddy, Odon, Ted and Teddy.

Creative forms:
(male) Edey, Eldy, ..

(female) Eddya, Edei, ..

Middle name pairings:
Eddy Keanu (E.K.), ..

How popular is Eddy?

Eddy is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#676 out of 1220, Top 55%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#1710 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Eddy reached its apex position of #498 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is at #1433 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Eddy (#1433 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000 are Ed, Eddie (#668 via latest list), Edgar (#317), Edison (#632), Edmon, Edmund (#1109), Edson, Edvin, Edward (#158), Edwin (#311), Ned, Ted and Teddy (#1708). Other forms, like Neddy, are uncommon. These relations of Eddy were popular 135 years ago (average #778) and are now much less common (#1309, 90%), with versions like Ed becoming less trendy. Edward is the clear favorite, although Edison appears to be gaining popularity too.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ned, Ted, Teddy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Eddy is alike in pronunciation to Aadi, Adao, Addie, Addy, Adi, Ado, Adya, Audey, Iddo, Ido, Odie, Odo, Udi, Udo and Woody. Other recommended names are Andy, Ardy, Buddy, Cody, Cuddy, Ebby, Edan, Edd, Edel, Eden, Eder, Edin, Edom, Edon, Edun, Edyn, Eloy, Ely, Enda, Erly, Ewy, Jody, Kody, Laddy, Maddy, Paddy, Roddy and Rudy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Eddy.

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