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What does Eddy mean?

Eddy Pronunciation of Eddy as a name for boys (also used less regularly as girls' name Eddy) is of English and Old English derivation, and the meaning of Eddy is "wealthy spear; son of Edward; wealthy protector; wealthy guard; wealthy friend". Eddy is an alternate spelling of Eddie (English): short form of Ed. Eddy is also a derivative of Edgar (Old English). Eddy is also used as a variation of Edison (Old English), a derivative of Edmund (Old English), a variant of Edward (Old English), and a form of Edwin (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, wealthy, spear (warrior), protector (defender), friend


RELATED FORMS VIA EDDIE, EDGAR, EDISON, EDMUND, EDWARD, EDWIN Ed, Edik, Edlin, Edmon, Edson, Edvin, Edwyn, Ned, Neddy, Odon, Ted, Teddy



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How popular is Eddy?

Eddy is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#676 out of 1220, Top 55%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#1710 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Eddy reached its apex position of #498 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is at #1485 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Eddy (#1485 VIA LATEST LIST) rated in the Top 2000 are Ed, Eddie (#725), Edgar (#356), Edison (#536), Edmon, Edmund (#1137), Edson (#1767), Edvin, Edward (#169), Edwin (#332), Ned, Ted and Teddy (#1647). Other forms, like Neddy, are uncommon. These relations of Eddy were popular 138 years ago (AVERAGE #778) and are now much less common (#1296, 90%), with versions like Ed becoming less trendy. Edward is the clear favorite, although Edison appears to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eddy, Ed, Eddie, Edgar, Edison in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Edmon, Edmund, Edson, Edward, Edwin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ned, Ted, Teddy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Eddy is alike in pronunciation to Aadi, Adao, Addie, Addy, Adi, Ado, Adya, Audey, Iddo, Ido, Odie, Odo, Udi, Udo and Woody. Other recommended sound-alike names are Andy, Ardy, Buddy, Cody, Cuddy, Ebby, Edan, Edd, Edel, Eden, Eder, Edin, Edom, Edon, Edun, Edyn, Eloy, Ely, Enda, Erly, Ewy, Jody, Kody, Laddy, Maddy, Paddy, Roddy and Rudy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Eddy.

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