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Edith Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Edith is of English origin.

The meaning of Edith is "rich, war".  

It is also of French origin, where its meaning is "fortune and strife".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 627  in baby name popularity for girls with 452 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Edith Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Edith has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Edith to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Edith include Edithe.

The names Edit, Edita, Edite, Edyta, Edytha are all forms of Edith.

Edith has the diminutive (nickname) Edie.

Other Tidbits

Edith falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Edith Head, Edith Clara Summerskill, Edith Wharton.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Edith in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Edith.

Just for fun, see the name Edith in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Edith in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.