Edith Name Meaning & Origin

Edith

Pronunciation: EE-dith (key)

Origin of the name Edith:

Derived from the Old English Ēadgyđ, Eadgyth, a compound name composed of the elements ēad (prosperity, fortune) and gyđ, gyth (war, strife): hence, "prosperous in war."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Edie, Edythe, Edyth

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Comments and insights on the name Edith: | Edit

Alternate Pronunciation (Spanish): eh-DEET

I think it's a pretty name, but you never hear it used any more.

I like Edith, but I don't care for Edie.

Personal experiences with the name Edith: | Edit

My little girl who is now 3 she has a very long name Annabella Daline Edith.... She was named after her great grandma Edith and her Grandma daline...and I just loved the name Annabella... She is my warrior so I call her Edith everyone else calls her annabella she is beautiful and a very strong little girl...she has blond curly hair and baby blue eyes...Edith is a wonderful name for little girls...I am glad I named her with the name Edith.....I just wish it would have been her first name after all she has over come after birth.

My maternal aunt's name is Edith, but she prefers Edi.

I am a different person, and am named Edith. My parens were unsure - Edith, or Gwendolyn?? OBVIOUSLY, they decided to go to the bank for help and ask what they prefer. They said Gwendolyn, so Edith it was!

Nicknames for Edith: | Edit

Edie, Deedee, Edi

Meanings and history of the name Edith: | Edit

From Anglo-Saxon, meaning "prosperous in battle". An alternate form is Editha.

Famous real-life people named Edith: | Edit

Edith Bouvier Beale ("Little Edie"), American socialite and style icon
Edie Falco, American actress (Carmela Soprano)
Edith Hamilton, German-American classicist, educator, and writer.
Edith Head, Academy Award winning, American costume designer.
Ngaio Marsh (born Edith), New Zealand-born mystery writer (one of the "big four" women, with Christie, Sayers, and Allingham)
Edith Piaf, French singer.
Edith Kermit Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of Theodore Roosevelt.
Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, First Lady and second wife of Woodrow Wilson.
Edith "Edie" Sedgwick, American actress who starred in Andy Warhol films.
Edith Wharton, American author ("The Age of Innocence"; "The House of Mirth"; "Ethan Frome")
Edith Cowan, Australian politicion, first woman elected representative of an Australian parliament. Now has a federal seat and a university in Perth named after her, and her face appears on the Australian $50 note.
Saint Edith Stein (October 12, 1891 – August 9, 1942) was a German-Jewish philosopher, nun, martyr, and saint of the Roman Catholic Church.

Edith in song, story & screen: | Edit

Edith Bunker, character on TV show "All in the Family"
Lady Edith Crawley, character on TV series "Downton Abbey"
Edith Ann, wisecracking child character created and played by Lily Tomlin
Edith Eddleton, a mean young lady in the American Girl Samantha books
Edith "Edie" Sawyer, U-Go-Girl, a character from the X-Force comics

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