Edgar Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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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
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
Edgar is sometimes used as a nickname for Edgardo
- Meanings and history of the name Edgar
- Famous real-life people named Edgar
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
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