Edward

Edward meaning and origin

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old English and German
Usage: English, Polish, Icelandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Meaning: Wealthy Defender, Happy Guard, Wealthy Protector, Wealth and Keep and Guardian of Riches
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The evergreen and prevailing unisex name Edward is used largely in English, Polish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Icelandic which of Old English and German origin, meaning of Edward is "Wealthy Guardian, Blessed Guard, Wealthy Protector, Wealth and Keep or Guardian of Riches". Edward is English form of Eadweard. Meaning of Edward is Guard of His Wealth, Wealthy Protector and Happy Guard has origin in Old English and German. Edward is English form of Eadweard. It is celebrated on January 5th.

Variants of Edward

Eadweard, Duardo, Edi, Edwardjames, Eddie, Eddy, Edison

Names that rhyme with Edward

Popularity of Edward

Edward was among the n extremely popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1880 around 1296363 babies have been given the first name. When at the peak of its usage in 1912, 21127 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 8th position. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 262 years but still dominating the charts. In addition to that, the first name has been in the top 10 baby names 40 times Also, Edward was a popular name in England and Wales. Over 42956 babies have been named Edward since 1996. At the peak of its usage in 2016, the moniker grabbed the 23rd spot and 2593 baby boys were given the name. However after 23 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but still dominating the charts. Additionally, the moniker has been in the top 50 baby names 23 times

Edward is a common name in Ireland given to over 10095 babies in 56 years. Currently the moniker is on a rise, in 1965, it ranked 17th when 425 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. Also, A common name in Sweden having over 893 recievers in 6 years of usage. When at its peak in 2012, 164 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 89th position. Also, Edward was a common name in New South Wales. Over 7523 babies have been named Edward since 1952. At the peak of its usage in 2015,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 63 years but it is still going strong. Also, Edward is a common name in Queensland given to over 2552 babies in 40 years. The moniker is on fire on the charts, in 2019, it ranked 41st when 140 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. Also, In Victoria, Edward was once a common name since emerging in 2008 it has been given to over 1720 babies. At the peak of its usage in 2014,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 12 years but it is still going strong.

Edward is a familiar baby name in France, it has been in use since 1900 and was able to reach the top 200 names. In 1945, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 193 on boy names chart when 55 babies were given the name Edward. There are over 2964 babies that have been given the name Edward in France. Also, during its short run of just 1 years in Western Australia, it had made it to the top 100 names. In 1931, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 10 on boy names chart when 91 babies were given the name Edward.

Edward is a unique baby name in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 300 names. Recently in 2017, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 261 on boy names chart when 44 babies were named Edward. Over 576 people have been named Edward in Belgium. Edward is an uncommon baby name in Switzerland, even after 20 years of presence it could not make beyond the top 500. Over 168 people have been named Edward in Switzerland.

Edward is a rare baby name in Western Australia where it may not be used now. However things change on global perspective, Edward is extremely popular in Uganda where every 1 in 300 have the name as well as in England. Also the baby name is popular in Tanzania, Ghana, Philippines, Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Poland, Sudan, Scotland, Indonesia, Venezuela, Malaysia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Australia, Peru, Rwanda, Colombia, Liberia, Northern Ireland, Wales, Jamaica, Brazil, Israel, Cameroon, India and Papua New Guinea. At least, 2550000 people globally have carried Edward as their given name according to our research.

YearBoysGirls
RankBirthsRankBirths
20181692268
20171692309
20161632491
20151592592
20141622580164685
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What numerology tells about Edward?

You want to inspire others to do the same. Your lively spirit and energy is commended by people. No matter if there's already a solution to a certain problem, you like to figure it out alone. You act protectively around the people you love and people who need help. You thrive to learn as much as possible about every subject. Others need you in their life, but you don't need anyone. You don't believe in second chances.

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  •  Melinda - Used especially in Icelandic and Telugu long standing and prevailing, Melinda is originated from English, Latin and Old Greek, Melinda means "Mel or Sweet" is a gender-neutral name
  •  Edna - Edna's meaning is Joy or Bliss is rooted from Hebrew, Celtic and Old Irish, principally used in Irish, Danish and Hawaiian is given to both sexes
  •  Angela - Darling and Ever lasting unisex name Angela means "Angel, Messenger of God or Messenger from God". Its origin is in Old Greek is used majorly in German, Tamil and Faroese
  •  Kaden - Notably used in Arabic and English loved, Kaden is used as a gender insensitive name and is rooted from Old Irish and Celtic, meaning of Kaden is "Companion or Son of Cadán"
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Namesakes of Edward

    Edward Elgar, English composer
  • Edward Heath, British politician
  • Edward White Benson, was Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Edward Brongersma, Dutch politician and doctor of law
  • Edward Marsh, sponsor of the Georgian school of poets and a friend to many poets
  • Edward Watkin, British Member of Parliament and railway entrepreneur
  • Edward FitzGerald, 7th Duke of Leinster, etc
  • Edward Bruce, younger brother of Robert the Bruce
  • Edward MacLysaght, was one of the foremost genealogists of twentieth century Ireland
  • Edward M. Korry, American diplomat during the administrations of Presidents Kennedy
  • Edward Pococke, English Orientalist and biblical scholar
  • Edward Foss, English lawyer and biographer
  • Edward Delaney, Irish sculptor
  • Edward Eastwick, British orientalist
  • Edward Bouverie Pusey, English churchman
  • Edward Max Nicholson, pioneering environmentalist
  • Edward Moxon, British poet and publisher
  • Edward O'Connor Terry, English actor
  • Edward Young, English poet, critic, philosopher and theologian
  • Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, British statesman
  • Edward German, English musician and composer of Welsh descent
  • Edward Gierek, Polish communist politician
  • Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury, Anglo-Welsh soldier, diplomat, historian
  • Edward Washburn, American artist
  • Edward Herbert, Welsh lawyer and politician
  • Edward Dyer, English courtier and poet
  • Edward Sexby, English Puritan soldier and Leveller
  • Edward Howard, American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Edward Fowler, English churchman
  • Edward Poynings, English soldier, administrator and diplomat
  • Edward Hunter, Scottish socialist active
  • Edward K. Gaylord, owner and publisher of the 'Daily Oklahoman' newspaper
  • Edward Moore, English dramatist and miscellaneous writer
  • Edward Nicholas, English office holder and politician
  • Edward Sapir, American anthropologist-linguist
  • Edward Jenner, English physician and scientist
  • Edward Waring, British mathematician
  • Edward Teller, Hungarian-American theoretical physicist
  • Edward Witten, American theoretical physicist and professor of mathematical physics at the Institute for Advanced Study
  • Edward James Stone, English astronomer
  • Edward W. Morley, American scientist famous for his extremely precise and accurate measurement of the atomic weight of oxygen and for the Michelson–Morley experiment
  • Edward Venables-Vernon-Harcourt, Church of England bishop
  • Edward Egan, American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist
  • Edward Feigenbaum, computer scientist working
  • Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist
  • Edward Foxe, English churchman, Bishop of Hereford
  • Edward Walter Maunder, British astronomer best remembered for his study of sunspots and the solar magnetic cycle that led to his identification of the period
  • Edward Nelson, professor
  • Edward Victor Appleton, Nobel Prize winner and pioneer in radiophysics
  • Edward Bellamy, American author and socialist
  • Edward Mitchell Bannister, Black Canadian-American Tonalist painter
  • Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English peer and courtier of the Elizabethan era
  • Edward VI of England, was King of England and Ireland
  • Edward Gibbon, English historian, writer and Member of Parliament
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton, English writer and politician
  • Edward Lear, English artist, illustrator, musician
  • Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany,
  • Edward V of England, succeeded his father, Edward IV
  • Edward the Confessor, was among the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England
  • Edward Albee, American playwright
  • Edward II of England,
  • Edward I of England, was King of England from 1272 to 1307
  • Edward III of England, was King of England and Lord of Ireland
  • Edward IV of England, King of England
  • Edward VII, was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India

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