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Ranked #25


Gender: Boy. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #265).

What does the name "Edward" mean?

Edward (English): Wealthy Guardian

The name "Edward" is of English origin and it means "Wealthy Guardian". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

W is for wisdom, you acquire with age.

A is for activities, for you have many.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

Your name in reverse order is "Drawde". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ddrewa". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Edward" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Edward? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,286,568 babies born with the name Edward in the United States. That's more than enough Edwards to occupy the country of Mauritius with an estimated population of 1,286,051 (as of July 1, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 2,364 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Edward" was in 1924 with a total of 21,131 babies. (That's a lot of baby Edwards)

According to the 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Edward" ranks #12 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 376 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1943. Across the entire United States a total of 17,767 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Edward popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Edward in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Edward

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Tom was born in 1977 as Edward Thomas Hardy in Hammersmith, London, England.


Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne is an actor and model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1998 to present. Eddie was born in 1982 as Edward John David Redmayne in London, England.


Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy is a comedian with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1980 to present. Eddie was born in 1961 as Edward Regan Murphy in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


Edward Norton

Edward Norton is an actor, filmmaker, and activist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1996 to present. Edward was born in 1969 as Edward Harrison Norton in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


Ed Westwick

Ed Westwick is an actor, musician, and model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Ed was born in 1987 as Edward Westwick in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, UK.


Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder is a musician with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1979 to present. Eddie was born in 1964 as Edward Louis Severson III in Evanston, Illinois, United States.


Past life for Edward born Nov 11, 1956

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Germany approximately on 1025. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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