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Origin & Meaning

The name Edward is of English origin.

The meaning of Edward is "wealthy guardian".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 160 in baby name popularity for boys with 2567 occurrences.  It ranked 17143 in popular baby names for girls with 5 occurrences. 

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


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Related Names

Edward is a form of the name Eadweard.

The names Duard, Duardo, Duarte, Eadbhard, Eadweard, Edoardo, Edorta, Edouard, Eduard, Eduardo, Eduart, Edvard, Eetu, Eideard, Ekewaka, Eumann, Ewart are all forms of Edward.

Edward has the diminutives (nicknames) Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Ned, Ted, Teddy.

Other Tidbits

Edward falls into the name categories classic, easy nickname.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Edward Kennedy, Edward Murrow, Edward Hopper.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Edward.

Just for fun, see the name Edward 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 Edward 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.