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Edgar \e-dgar, ed-gar\ as a boy's name is pronounced ED-gar. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Edgar is "wealthy spear". From ad meaning "riches" and gr meaning "spear". A royal name in Anglo-Saxon England. Name of an English king and saint, Edgar the Peaceful (10th century), who was the father of two other saints, Edward and Edith. Literary: in Shakespeare's "King Lear", the son of the Earl of Gloucester is called Edgar. The novel "Edgar Huntly" (1799) by Charles Brockden helped in the revival of the name in the US. Edgardo is the Spanish form. Poet Edgar Allan Poe; puppeteer Edgar Bergen; artist Edgar Dgas; author Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Edgar has 12 variant forms: Eadgar, Eadger, Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edgard, Edgardo, Ned, Neddy, Ogier, Ted and Teddie.

Suggested similar baby names are Edmar and Elgar.


Edgar is a very popular first name for males (#209 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3167 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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