Edward Name Meaning & Origin

Edward

Pronunciation: EHD-werd (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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Edward: | Edit

Edward is a handsome, classic name that has been used by the Twilight fad.

Personal experiences with the name Edward: | Edit

I went to school with a guy named Edward and many people mostly called him 'Eddie'.
He was a total jokester and is to almost never to be taken serious.

My adopted father's name was Edward and when my first son was born we named him after my father. My father loves to hold his namesake.

My father was given the middle name Edward as a way to honor his two grandfathers, Edwin and Edgar. It is my middle name and will be the middle name of our son if we have a boy.

My dad's middle name is Edward, but since he is a Junior, he has always gone by his middle name. I would love to use Edward as a middle name for a son. I think it is classic and sophisticated.

Nicknames for Edward: | Edit

Ed, Edd, Eddie, Eddy, Edi, Ward, Ned, Ted, Teddy, Teddie, Neddie, Neddy, Ford

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Famous real-life people named Edward: | Edit

Eddie Redmayne, OBE, Academy Award winner, actor
Eight British kings
Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex
Edward Heath, British Prime Minister (1970-74)
Edward "Ted" Kennedy, senator
Eddie Van Halen, guitarist
Eddie Murphy, actor
Eddie Vedder, singer
Edward 'Bear' Grylls
Edward Norton, actor
e.e. (Edward Estlin) cummings, poet
Edward "Ed" Sheeran, singer

Edward in song, story & screen: | Edit

Edward Cullen is a main character of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series.

Edward Elric is the main character from the anime and manga series "Fullmetal Alchemist".

Mr. Ed is a talking horse character from TV.

Ed,Edd n Eddy is a popular television show that was on Cartoon Network.

Edward Ferrars is a character from "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen. In the movie, Edward was played by Hugh Grant.

Winnine-the-Pooh is referred to as "Edward Bear"

Prince Edvard of Denmark aka Eddie in the "Prince and Me".

Edward "Eddie" Haskell was a character on the television show LEAVE IT TO BEAVER (1957-1963); the character was portrayed by actor Ken Osmond and is widely recognized as an archetype for insincere synchophants.

Meat Loaf played "Eddie" in the 1975 cult classic, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

Edward Winslow "Eddie" from Family Matters

Edward "Eddie" Ryland, Samantha's next-door-neighbour from the American Girl Samantha books

Mr. Edward Hyde from Robert Louis Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

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