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What does Edsel mean?

Edsel Pronunciation of Edsel [ed-sel] as a boys' name is pronounced ED-sul. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Edsel is "noble". Mythology: from the name Etzel, a name found in Germanic legend, from Adal. May also derive from the nickname Atta meaning "father". There is a castle named Etzell in Scotland. Automotive pioneer Edsel Ford.

Associated with: noble, scotland, pioneer (leader), ford (river).


1 related form via Adal: Edel.

Creative forms:
(male) Easel, Elsel, ..

(female) Edei, Edseli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Edsel Princeton (E.P.), ..

How popular is Edsel?

Edsel is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#150436 out of 150436, Top 100%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Edsel was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex rank of #532 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adael, Adeel, Adel, Adiel, Aksel, Ansel, Eden, Eder, Edred, Edson, Eskel, Essex, Eudel, Udel and Ursel. Like Edsel, these names are not commonly used.

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