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Edward meaning and name origin
Edward \e-dwa-rd, ed-ward\ as a boy's name is pronounced ED-werd. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Edward is "wealthy guard". From êad 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 As a nickname for Edward, Eddie has been replaced by Ted, Teddy, or Ned.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 variant forms: 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.
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Popularity of Edward
Edward is a very popular first name for males (#19 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2888 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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