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pinWhat does Edward mean?

Edward /ed-ward/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced ED-werd. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Edward is "wealthy guard".

From ad meaning "riches" and weard meaning "guard". Used in the royal family by three Anglo-Saxon kings and eight kings of England since the Norman Conquest. King Edward the Confessor (11th century) was also a saint and came to be venerated in Europe as a model of a Christian king. As a nickname for Edward, Eddie has been replaced by Ted, Teddy, or Ned. Photographer Edward Steichen; ballet dancer Edward Villella; American Senator Edward Kennedy; poet Edward Lear; artist Edouard Manet; Edward, Duke of Windsor; actors Edward Norton, Edward Burns.


Edward has 27 variants: Duarte, Eadbhard, Eadward, Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edik, Edison, Edoardo, Edouard, Eduard, Eduarde, Eduardo, Edvard, Edvardas, Edwardo, Edwards, Eideard, Ekewaka, Eudard, Ewart, Lalo, Ned, Neddie, Ted, Teddie and Teddy.

Related boy names: Edgar and Edmund.

Edward has 4 more different relations via Ted, Teddy: Tedd, Teddey, Tedric and Tedrick.

Edward has 3 feminine forms: Edwardine, Edwina and Neda.

Kreatif forms: Edhard, Edwarddo, Edwardeu. [more]

pinHow popular is Edward?

Edward is a very popular first name for men (#19 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#6074 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Edward for boys. Edward reached its peak position of #8 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is presently at #160. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Edward name in U.S.

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

Prominent alternative forms of Edward (#160 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Eduardo (#261 last year), Edgar (#300), Eddie (#590), Edison (#690), Teddy, Ted, Ned, Edmund, Eddy, Ed and Edwardo. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.6144%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2499%, 59.3%), with forms like Eddie, Edgar, Ed, Edwardo and Eddy becoming somewhat dated. Edison (#690) and Eduardo (#261) are two of the more fashionable baby names here, with Edison enjoying a rekindling in popularity. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Edward and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Edward, Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edgar in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Edison, Edmund, Eduardo, Edwardo, Ned in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ted, Teddy in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Edgard and Eward. These names tend to be less frequently used than Edward.