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Edward name meaning

First Name
1.3m
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
4k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Edward mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Edward

User Submitted Origins

English
67%
Anglo-Saxon
6%
Spanish
6%
African American
6%
Polish
6%
American
3%
German
3%
Irish
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 3 people from the United States and the United Kingdom agree the name Edward is of English origin and means "A god of green".
  2. A user from New Hampshire, U.S. says the name Edward means "The god of green".
  3. According to a user from Illinois, U.S., the name Edward means "Guardian - protector".
  4. A user from Philippines says the name Edward is of English origin and means "Guardian or protector".
  5. A user from Florida, U.S. says the name Edward is of American origin and means "The protector".
  6. A submission from Missouri, U.S. says the name Edward means "Guardian of the wealth".
  7. A user from China says the name Edward means "Vampire".
  8. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Edward means "wealthy guard" and is of Anglo-Saxon origin.
  9. A user from California, U.S. says the name Edward is of English origin and means "Dear".
  10. A submission from Ohio, U.S. says the name Edward means "Having been named Edward, I've always heard that it means something along the lines of 'keeper of the treasure'" and is of English origin.
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  1. Son of Edward III who defeated the French at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War (1330-1376)
  2. Third son of Elizabeth II (born in 1964)
  3. King of England from 1272 to 1307; conquered Wales (1239-1307)
  4. King of England from 1307 to 1327 and son of Edward I; was defeated at Bannockburn by the Scots led by Robert the Bruce; was deposed and died in prison (1284-1327)
  5. Son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parliament (1312-1377)
  6. King of England from 1461 to 1470 and from 1471 to 1483; was dethroned in 1470 but regained the throne in 1471 by his victory at the battle of Tewkesbury (1442-1483)
  7. King of England who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father Edward IV but was immediately confined to the Tower of London where he and his younger brother were murdered (1470-1483)
  8. King of England and Ireland from 1547 to 1553; son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour; died of tuberculosis (1537-1553)
  9. King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910)
  10. King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
Wiktionary

From Old English Ēadweard, from Proto-Germanic *Audawarduz, corresponding to ed (“wealth, riches”) + ward (“ward, guard”).

  1. A male given name from Old English.

Edward was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Hungarian, Old French, and Polish

Notable Persons Named Edward

Notable Persons Named Edward

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden is a system administrator. He holds the title Rector of the University of Glasgow. Edward was given the name Edward Joseph Snowden on June 21st, 1983 in , U.S.

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is a pop music, acoustic music, and folk music musician and singer-songwriter. He plays C. F. Martin & Company. He was most active from 2005 to present. Ed was given the name Edward Christopher Sheeran on February 17th, 1991 in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England.

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Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy is an actor, screenwriter, and producer. He has been prominent since 2001. Tom was given the name Edward Thomas Hardy on September 15th, 1977 in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Edward VIII

His most notable accomplishments were from 1936 to 1936. Edward was born as the child of George V and Mary of Teck on June 23rd, 1894 in White Lodge, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom. He breathed his last breath on May 28th, 1972.

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Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne is an actor. He was most prominent from 1998 to present. Eddie was given the name Edward John David Redmayne on January 6th, 1982 in City of Westminster.

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Edward III

Edward III was royalty. He was most prominent from 1327 to 1327. Edward was born as the child of Edward II of England and Isabella of France on November 13th, 1312 in Windsor Castle. He breathed his last breath on June 21st, 1377.

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  • Eddie Murphy
    Musician
  • Edward Norton
    Actor
  • Aleister Crowley
    Occultist
  • Ed Harris
  • Edward I
    Royalty
  • Edward IV
    Royalty
  • Eddie Vedder
    Musician
  • Edward VI
    Royalty
  • Ted Kennedy
    Office Holder
  • Bear Grylls
    Chief Scout
  • Edward II
    Royalty
  • Ed O'Neill
    Actor

Notable Persons With the Last Name Edward

Notable Persons With the Last Name Edward

Prince Edward

Prince Edward is royalty. He holds the title Earl of Wessex([[#Titles, styles, honours, arms, and Earl of Wessex. Prince was born as the child of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Elizabeth II on March 10th, 1964 in Buckingham Palace.

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Edward

He was most prominent from 899 to 924. Edward was born as the child of Alfred the Great and Ealhswith in 871 in Wessex. He passed away on July 17th, 0924.

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James Francis Edward

James Francis Edward was royalty. He holds the title Prince of Wales. His career lasted from 1701 to 1766. James was born as the child of James II of England and Mary of Modena on June 10th, 1688 in St. James's Palace, London, Kingdom of England. He left this life on January 1st, 1766.

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Charles Edward

Charles Edward was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1900 to 1918. Charles was born as the child of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, Princess Helena of Waldeck, and Pyrmont on July 19th, 1884 in Claremont (country house). He left this life on March 6th, 1954.

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John Edward

John Edward is a psychic medium and mediumship. John was given the name John Edward McGee, Jr. on October 19th, 1969 in Glen Cove, New York.

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Mark Edward

Mark Edward is a mentalist, magician, writer, skeptic, psychic entertainer, mentalism, scientific skepticism, psychic, and psychicentertainer. Mark was given the name Mark Edward Wilson on May 19th, 1951. Mark is also known as Wilson and Mark Edward.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Edward U.S.
  White 37.49% 64.26%
  African American 48.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.92% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Edward

People with the last name Edward are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Edward

  • What name lists does Edward rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Edward? Edward is the 26th most popular name of all time. As a last name Edward was the 7,446th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Edward have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,298,506 babies born with the first name Edward in the United States. That's more than enough people named Edward to occupy the country of Estonia with an estimated population of 1,294,236 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Edward? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 2,364 new born babies.
  • When was Edward first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Edward is Tuesday, August 31st, 1813.
  • What year had the most people named Edward born? The highest recorded use of the first name Edward was in 1924 with a total of 21,127 babies. That's a lot of babies named Edward!
  • Random Edward Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Edward ranks 96th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 12 babies in Delaware have the same name in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Edward: The name spelled backwards is Drawde. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Dwdear. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Edward? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,473 people with the last name Edward.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Edward? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Edward as their last name.
  • Edward name meaning

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