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What does Edith mean?

Edith Pronunciation of Edith as a girls' name is pronounced EE-dith. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Edith is "strife for wealth". From ad gy. Anglo-Saxon name borne by princesses and Christian saints, one of which was the daughter of Edgar the Peaceful (10th century). Edith Bunker is the name of a character in a 1970s sitcom "All in the Family". Writer Edith Wharton; singers Eydie Gorme and Edith Piaf; actresses Dame Edith Evans, Eydie Falco.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, strife (battle), wealth, princesses, saints, peaceful


VARIANTS Dita, Eadie, Eadith, Eda, Ede, Edee, Edi, Edie, Edita, Editha, Edithe, Editta, Ediva, Edy, Edyta, Edyth, Edytha, Edythe, Eidith, Eidyth, Eidytha, Eyde, Eydie, Eydith



(female) Elith, ..

(male) Ediem, ..

Edith Kynlee (E.K.), ..

How popular is Edith?

Edith is a very prominent first name for females (#117 out of 4276, Top 3%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Edith reached its apex rank of #29 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #518 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Edith (#518 LAST YEAR) are Eden (#146), Edie (#1635), Eda, Editha, Edyth and Edythe. These forms of Edith were at the height of their popularity in the 1890s (AVERAGE #1024) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1471, 82% LESS USAGE), with versions like Eda falling out of fashion. Eden is the most fashionable baby name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Edith, Eda, Eden, Edie, Editha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Edyth, Edythe in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Edith, Eden outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Aldith, Ardith, Ebeth, Edin, Edina, Edira, Ednah, Eilith, Elish, Elita, Eth, Evita, Faith, Judith, Leith and Urith. These names tend to be less commonly used than Edith.

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