Edward meaning

: Wealthy Guard

Edward Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \e-dwa-rd, ed-ward\
Number of People 👶 1,300,000
Rate in 2021 344
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 English
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Edward Name Meaning


The name Edward is a given name that has English origin meaning “ Riches “.


Edward Name Origin and History

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Additional description of the name Edward

The name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word. It has also a Latin origin. The given name has a strong history behind it. Since the 15th century, the name has been adopted in the Iberian peninsula. The name Edward was very popular in Anglo-Saxon England.


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The popularity of the name Edward

The name Edward is common in English-speaking countries. This name has been the most popular in the United States. It was the 22nd most common baby boy’s name. It might be interesting for you that this name was one of the most powerful choices for people in Alabama. In the year 1950, nearly 375 babies were named Edward in Alabama. From 1880 to 2018, a total 18775 babies also bear the same first name as your baby is going to be named.

The first time that this name appeared was in the year 1880. In that year nearly 2364 babies were given the name Edward.

The personality of the name Edward

The name has a secret behind itself and also here we have the letter analysis.

E is for easygoing l, no ruffles here

D is for dandy, a description of you

W is for wisdom, which you acquire with age

A is for accomplished, in all that you do

R is for reasonable, your understanding way

D is for dandy again ! a description of your personality

The name is the one that implies a pioneering spirit. If you are named Edward, you are a natural-born leader, you can be a good guide for people who need you and your help. It frustrates you to do too many unimportant activities for others.

You are an independent person, you do things and make decisions by yourself and you do not need anyone else. People perceive you can count on him. Also, people can be influenced easily by you and sometimes you encourage people who are important to you. Your are most likely vocations are, engineer, writer, composer, designer, and maybe dancer. You feel free in jobs that do not have strict rules and you like to work in a friendly atmosphere.


Famous person named Edward

Here we have a list of famous characters who have influenced this name’s popularity positively.

Edward Centeno who is a Youtube star

Edward Avila who is a Youtube star

Edward Norton who is a Movie star

Edward Herrman who is a movie star

Edward Smith who was born in the year 1859

Edward Zo who is an Instagram star


Nicknames for the name Edward

If you are looking for a cute nickname, here we have a list of them;

Ed or Edd, the first two letters of the main name

Ted, Ned, Teddy, End, Woody, E-Dawing, Eddy, and Eduardo.


Similar names to the name Edward

You can select similar names to the given name as your next babies as Edward’s siblings.

Eadie, Earl, Eben, Echo, Eddie, Eden

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Comments on the name Edward
01/14/2024 00:00:00

I think that Edward is a very very special name. I don't know anybody with that name but I still like it. Actually, I first started to take notice in the name after I read the book TWILIGHT. It is a very good book and he is a very good character. Edward is a very cool name, but it also reminds me of someone who is quiet. I am thinking of, after I get married and have a boy, naming my son Edward, even'though it is a old-fashioned name. I still think it is a perfect name for a boy.

10/25/2023 02:52:18

Edward is my middle name, I was named after my grandfather. Its a noble name.

06/12/2023 02:27:10

I do feel that my name is rare, especially after looking at the chart above. Another indication is that none of my friends are named that. It does sound old fashioned, but I like my name because it is unique. But I do agree with one of the comments that was previously that I don't like any of the nicknames to represent me. If you are going to address me by my first name, say Edward or don't say anything at all.

05/17/2023 11:20:36

Edward is one of my favorite names for a boy. The only thing is if I ever had a son and named that I would just want him to be called Edward. No nicknames.

04/05/2023 10:07:44

Edward is a very common name in the United Kingdom. i've taught at a boy's prepartory school for 9 years and each class has had at least one Edward in it.

02/11/2023 06:39:04

I have an uncle named Edward who is very dear to me, and would love to someday name a son after him. I'm not worried about the Twilight association because I have faith that that garbage will be forgotten about before too long. :P Edward is a great name with an extensive history; don't let the latest tweenie fad ruin it for you!

01/31/2023 18:29:40

My 2 yr. old son is named Edward after my favorite uncle. I am yet to meet another kid with this name. I love It's uniqueness- are any other parents out there using it for a first nane❤️

01/12/2023 13:05:20

Articles like these put the consumer in the driver'seat-very imprtanot.

01/06/2023 19:50:34

I have the'spanish version, Eduardo. I was named after my Spanish-Portuguese Grandfather. I hated it going through school, can't say how many times I was teased with "Edwierdo" for instance. But in college/my late teens, I really began to appreciate it for It's uniqueness and elegance! :)

12/19/2022 20:24:50

I think that after Twilight, a guy called Edward will never have any trouble getting a girlfriend.

10/28/2022 22:54:46

We named our son Elijah and call him Eli. We love it (obviously). Funny story. My mother-in-law is a very devout Catholic. When we told her we wanted to name our son Elijah, she wrinkled her face and said "is that Muslim❤️" :) Of course after refamiliarizing he'self with the'story she came around a bit, but I suspect she'still doesn't like it because it doesn't sound "Christian" enough :/

10/26/2022 18:53:40

I like it as a name, but sadly Twilight has killed it for me. And I sincerely apologise to all those future children who's mothe's are going to name them after Edward Cullen. But yes, I agree that Edward is a nice name, but not the nicknames.

10/08/2022 11:14:12

i don't really like the name Edward for a boy, but i love it as a girls name, much less common

09/27/2022 15:08:42

i think that Edward is a cool name but then again in a girl woah woah woah woah woah dont take that in a bad way tee hee

04/14/2022 01:51:54

Edward was my wonderful father's name. Edward Michael Trausch. I sure do miss him.

11/30/2021 06:25:30

Edward indeed is a noble and royal name. Its potency can be traced bk to the begining families of royalty in england...hail the queen...its full of destiny and desire and those blessed to find its path meaning along with being a leo will inquire great grief before excelling to the'status of a king. Edward alexander'sanders(absolutelottosystems)

10/31/2021 07:14:06

was just wondering how this name is pronounced ❤️❤️ like ma-haah-lia or ma-hay-lia ❤️❤️ thanks (:

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Edward FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Edward?
The origin of the name Edward is English.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Edward?
Wealthy Guard
*️⃣ How many people are named Edward?
Almost 1300000 people are named Edward.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Edward?
The names of Eleanor, Nora, Elinor, Eleanore, Eleonora