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What does Edgar mean?

Edgar Pronunciation of Edgar [edgar] as a boys' 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.

Associated with: old english, spear (warrior), england, peaceful, earl (noble).

Variations

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

Edgar has 13 more alternative forms via Edward: Eadward, Edik, Edoardo, Edouard, Eduard, Eduarde, Eduardo, Edvard, Edwardo, Edwards, Eideard, Eudard and Ewart.

Creative forms:
(male) Edgarre, Engar, ..

(female) Edear, Edgra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Edgar Cayden (E.C.), ..

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. Demographics)

Charted below is the baby name history 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 #317. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Edward (#158 in 2015), Eduardo (#251), Eddie (#668), Eddy (#1433), Ned, Teddie, Ewart, Ted, Edith, Edgard, Edgardo, Ed and Edwardo are the popular related forms of Edgar (#317 in 2015). Usage of these relations of Edgar was widespread a century ago (adoption of 2.84%) and is now much lower (adoption 0.3%, down 89.6%).

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adar, Adlar, Algar, Eagan, Edan, Eder, Edmar, Ednan, Egan, Egor, Einar, Ejnar, Elgar, Elger, Ellar, Ellgar (see Alger), Elmar, Ezar and Segar. These names tend to be less frequently used than Edgar.

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