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Origin and meaning of Edward

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The meaning of Edward is "Blessed guard".
Its origin is "Old English".

This name is mostly being used as a boys name. Last year it ranked 145th in the U.S. Social Security Administration list of most popular baby boy names. Show popularity chart

Edward is an Old English name comprised of the elements ead "rich, blessed" and weard
"guard", hence the meaning "blessed guard."

Saint Edward the Confessor, one of the the last kings to rule in Anglo-Saxon Britain before the Norman conquest, helped contribute to the name's enduring popularity among royals, with Edward becoming the name of eight kings of England as well as various princes.

Famous bearers include American politician Edward "Ted" Kennedy and former U.S. Secretary of State Edward Reilly Stettinius, Jr.

Famous fictional bearers include Edward Cullen from Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, Edward Rochester from Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre, and Edward Scissorhands from the film of the same name by Tim Burton.
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Baby names rank over the past 10 years:

Source: US SSA
2004 235 10115 129
2005 247 - 134
2006 262 - 141
2007 267 14311 145
2008 272 - 148
2009 249 - 137
2010 246 - 136
2011 267 - 148
2012 280 - 157
2013 266 - 145

Percentage used per gender (past 5 years):

7
22195

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Meaning of Edward: Edward is an Old English name comprised of the elements ead "rich, blessed" and weard "guard", hence the meaning "blessed guard

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