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Edgar meaning and name origin
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". A royal name in Anglo-Saxon England. Name of an English king and saint, Edgar the Peaceful (10th century). Literary: in Shakespeare's "King Lear", the son of the Earl of Gloucester is called Edgar. Edgardo is the Spanish form. Poet Edgar Allan Poe; puppeteer Edgar Bergen; artist Edgar Dégas; author Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Edgar has 11 variant forms: Eadgar, Eadger, Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edgard, Edgardo, Ned, Neddy, Ted and Teddie.
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Popularity of Edgar
Edgar is a very popular first name for men (#209 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3167 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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