in the U.S.
since 1880


  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Wealthy Guardian
  • #25 All Time
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How popular is the name "Edward" in the U.S.?

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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18802,36402,364#11 boy name
18812,17702,177#10 boy name
18822,48252,477#11 boy name
18832,25772,250#11 boy name
18842,44892,439#11 boy name
18852,22552,220#11 boy name
18862,323112,312#11 boy name
18872,136112,125#10 boy name
18882,47992,470#11 boy name
18892,311122,299#10 boy name
18902,295132,282#11 boy name
18911,99561,989#11 boy name
18922,42592,416#11 boy name
18932,319102,309#9 boy name
18942,192132,179#11 boy name
18952,216132,203#10 boy name
18962,30592,296#9 boy name
18972,131102,121#9 boy name
18982,34692,337#9 boy name
18991,91091,901#9 boy name
19002,72882,720#9 boy name
19011,91701,917#9 boy name
19022,306122,294#9 boy name
19032,278102,268#9 boy name
19042,34172,334#9 boy name
19052,377112,366#9 boy name
19062,40792,398#9 boy name
19072,58592,576#9 boy name
19082,71472,707#9 boy name
19092,947122,935#9 boy name
19103,426183,408#9 boy name
19114,175114,164#9 boy name
19127,964277,937#8 boy name
19139,516429,474#8 boy name
191412,3654812,317#8 boy name
191515,9425315,889#8 boy name
191617,0494317,006#8 boy name
191717,5636117,502#8 boy name
191819,5526319,489#8 boy name
191918,6016518,536#8 boy name
192020,1616420,097#8 boy name
192120,8998020,819#8 boy name
192220,5129320,419#8 boy name
192320,6747920,595#8 boy name
192421,2289721,131#9 boy name
192520,19610620,090#9 boy name
192619,49311319,380#10 boy name
192719,22311219,111#10 boy name
192818,61913818,481#10 boy name
192917,36013217,228#10 boy name
193017,44610217,344#10 boy name
193115,74110115,640#11 boy name
193215,2688615,182#11 boy name
193313,8476013,787#11 boy name
193413,9886613,922#13 boy name
193513,9036913,834#13 boy name
193614,2556414,191#13 boy name
193714,9845914,925#13 boy name
193814,6005714,543#13 boy name
193914,4795014,429#15 boy name
194014,4454514,400#16 boy name
194115,6264715,579#17 boy name
194217,5347017,464#17 boy name
194317,7675517,712#18 boy name
194416,5224916,473#18 boy name
194515,9114415,867#18 boy name
194618,6255218,573#19 boy name
194720,6045520,549#19 boy name
194819,0245118,973#19 boy name
194919,2185019,168#21 boy name
195018,7866118,725#22 boy name
195119,9234419,879#23 boy name
195219,5795319,526#23 boy name
195319,0065018,956#23 boy name
195419,5544519,509#22 boy name
195519,3085219,256#25 boy name
195619,4866919,417#25 boy name
195718,7605818,702#25 boy name
195817,4336517,368#28 boy name
195916,9746316,911#27 boy name
196016,6517016,581#26 boy name
196115,9446715,877#29 boy name
196215,5926815,524#29 boy name
196315,3916515,326#27 boy name
196415,6606015,600#27 boy name
196514,5008514,415#29 boy name
196613,3396313,276#30 boy name
196712,7276112,666#31 boy name
196812,3596812,291#31 boy name
196912,5346912,465#32 boy name
197012,3636212,301#31 boy name
197111,1346811,066#32 boy name
19729,383789,305#34 boy name
19738,430588,372#38 boy name
19747,879577,822#40 boy name
19757,449587,391#41 boy name
19767,106507,056#44 boy name
19776,894466,848#47 boy name
19786,535536,482#47 boy name
19796,944666,878#48 boy name
19806,821616,760#52 boy name
19816,703466,657#51 boy name
19826,340526,288#53 boy name
19836,031335,998#55 boy name
19845,953435,910#58 boy name
19855,910445,866#59 boy name
19865,814405,774#61 boy name
19875,941405,901#61 boy name
19885,836405,796#62 boy name
19895,873255,848#62 boy name
19905,760195,741#68 boy name
19915,590195,571#68 boy name
19925,247185,229#70 boy name
19934,805184,787#78 boy name
19944,541184,523#84 boy name
19954,14994,140#88 boy name
19964,082104,072#96 boy name
19973,91753,912#100 boy name

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 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Edward" ranks #53 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 160 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1974. Across the entire United States a total of 7,879 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 electric, a sparkling trait!

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

W is for warmth, the glow of your friendship.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

Your name in reverse order is "Drawde". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Deawrd". 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.

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 his 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 his 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 his 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 his 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 his 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 specializing in alternative rock, folk rock, grunge, and hard rock music with the most prominent portion of his 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 May 31, 1955

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 Cyprus approximately on 1150. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

Name poster for Edward

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