Ed: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ed

Ed

Pronunciation: EHD (key)

Origin of the name Edward:

Derived from the Old English Eadweard (wealthy or fortunate guardian), a compound name composed of the elements ēad (prosperity, wealth) and weard (guardian, protector). Edward is a royal name, having been borne by three Anglo-Saxon kings and eight kings of England. Currently, the name is borne by Prince Edward (b. 1964), the youngest son of Queen Elisabeth II and Prince Philip.

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Ed Sheeran, popular British singer/songwriter aka Ginger Jesus
Ed McMahon , Johnny Carson's sidekick on the "Tonight Show"
Ed Asner, actor

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