What does Edgar mean?
From êad meaning "riches" and gâr 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 Dégas; author Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Edgar▼ has 21 more alternative forms via Edward: Duarte, Eadbhard, Eadward, Edik, Edison▲, Edoardo, Edouard, Eduard, Eduarde, Eduardo▲, Edvard, Edvardas, Edwardo▼, Edwards, Eideard, Ekewaka, Eudard, Ewart, Lalo, Neddie and Teddy▼.Kreatif forms: Edgarri, Engar, Ergar. [more]
How popular is Edgar?
Edgar is a very popular first name for men (#209 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2833 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Edgar for boys. Edgar entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #61 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #300. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Edward (#160 2 years ago), Eduardo (#261), Eddie (#590), Edison (#690), Ned, Ted, Teddy, Edwardo, Edith, Eddy, Edgardo and Ed are the popular related forms of Edgar (#300 2 years ago). Adoption of these relations of Edgar was widespread during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5302%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2307%, down 56.5%). Edward is the longstanding favorite, although Edison seems to be becoming a favorite too, while forms like Eddie, Edgar, Edgardo, Ed and Eddy have become less popular. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Edgar and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)