Edgar Name Meaning & Origin

Edgar

Pronunciation: EHD-ger, EHD-gahr (key)

Origin of the name Edgar:

Derived from the Old English Eadgar, a name composed from the elements ēad (prosperity, fortune, riches) and gar (a spear): hence, "spear of prosperity."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ed, Edgardo, Eddie

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Comments and insights on the name Edgar: | Edit

One likely reason that Edgar(not a traditional Spanish name) is still popular in the "Spanish Southwest" while not in the rest of the country, is because older relatives with limited English can easily pronounce it in Spanish. Alan and Ivan also fall into this category.

Personal experiences with the name Edgar: | Edit

My best friend's name..I don't know about other Edgars but my EdEd is the funniest,smartest,coolest and most adorable guy in the world even when he is sarcastic and a tad bit annoying hehe

Nicknames for Edgar: | Edit

Ed
Eddy,Eddie
Edgar is sometimes used as a nickname for Edgardo

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Famous real-life people named Edgar: | Edit

Edgar Degas, French Impressionist
Edgar Allan Poe, American Gothic poet and author
Edgar Winter, American musician
Edgar Rice Burroughs, American author (Tarzan and other adventure series)
Edgar Wright, British film and television writer and director

Edgar in song, story & screen: | Edit

Edgar, legitimate son of Gloucester, in Shakespeare's King Lear
Edgar Linton, husband of Catherine Earnshaw in Emily Brontë's 'Wuthering Heights'
Edgar Bones, a character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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