Edward Name Meaning and Origin

Edward is a Boy name. The name is originated from ‘English’ origin. The baby name Edward means “Wealthy Guard”.


Edward Origin:

Origin of the name is: “English”



Edward is a Boy name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “ED + ward”


Edward Name Meaning:

Edward originates in Old English and means “wealthy guard”. It has been one of the most popular male given names over centuries and in different spellings all over the world. Lately, its popularity in the United States has declined. Popular with aristocracy, it was borne by several kings of England.



It is a Christian baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Edison, Eddie, Eddy, Ewart, Edvardas, Eadward, Ed, Edd, Lalo, Edwald, Edik, Edson, Ned, Neddy, Ted, Teddy


Famous people with this name:

Edward the Elder, King of England;

Edward the Martyr, King of England;

Edward the Confessor, King of England;

Edward I-VI, Kings of England;

Edward Perronet (1726-1792), hymnist;

Edward Osler (1798-1863), hymnist;

Edward Hayes Plumptre (1821-1891), hymnist;

(Albert) Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom;

Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David), King of the United Kingdom, Duke of Windsor;

Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts;

Edward H White II, American astronaut;

Edward R. Murrow (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow), American broadcaster;

Edward Antony Richard Louis, Earl of Wessex, Prince of the United Kingdom;

Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, Canadian-born U.S. Senator from Texas;

Edward Joseph “Ed” Snowden, American leaker of NSA secrets;

Edward Teach aka Blackbeard, English pirate;

Edward Harrison “Ed” Norton, American actor;

Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, English composer;

Edward Charles Morice Fox, English actor;

Edward Lear, English artist and poet;

Edward “Eddie” Spears, American actor;

Edward Christopher “Ed” Sheeran, English singer-songwriter;

Edward John David “Eddie” Redmayne, English actor and model;

Edward Regan “Eddie” Murphy, American actor and comedian;

Edward Louis Severson, birth name of musician Eddie Vedder of band Pearl Jam;

Edward Lodewijk “Eddie” Van Halen, American guitarist of band Van Halen;

Edward Thomas “Eddie” Rabbitt, American singer-songwriter;

Edward Carl “Eddie” Cibrian, American actor;

Edward Reilly Stettinius, Jr., U.S. Secretary of State;

Edward Albert Arthur Woodward, English actor;

Edward Richard George “Ted” Heath, British Prime Minister;

Edward Samuel “Ed” Miliband, English MP and Labour leader;

Edward John “Eddie” Izzard, English comedian;

Edward Teller, Hungarian-American theoretical physicist;

Edward Witten, American theoretical physicist;

Edward John Routh, English mathematician;

Edward Peter Anthony Kevin Patrick Grimes, Irish singer of duo Jedward, twin brother of John Grimes;

Edward St. John Gorey, American children’s author and illustrator;

Edward “Ned” Low, English pirate;

Edward Drinker Cope, American paleontologist;

Edward Otho Cresap Ord, American engineer and Army officer;

Edward Alexander “Aleister” Crowley, occultist and founder of the religion and philosophy of Thelema;

Edward M. “Teddy” Sears, American actor;

Edward Franklin Albee, American vaudeville impresario;

Edward “Ed” Warren, American paranormal investigator;

Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln;

Edward Gibson (b. 1982), son of actor Mel Gibson; twin of brother Christian;

Edward Roy “Eddie” McHale (b. 2005), son of actor Joel McHale;

Edward “Yates” Brunt (b. 2009), son of TV journalist Megyn Kelly and Douglas Brunt;

Edward “Duke” Rancic (b. 2012), son of TV personalities Bill and Giuliana Rancic ;

Edward Marsiaj (b. 2013), son of model and actress Eva Herzigová and Gregorio Marsiaj;

Edward Aszard Rasberry (b. 2016), son of actress Tatyana Ali and Vaughn Rasberry;

Edward Lee, celebrity chef, based in Louisville, Kentucky;

Edward “Eddie” Van Halen, Guitarist for Van Halen




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