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1.3m
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since 1880

Edward

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 2,364 0 2,364 #11 boy name
1881 2,177 0 2,177 #10 boy name
1882 2,482 5 2,477 #11 boy name
1883 2,257 7 2,250 #11 boy name
1884 2,448 9 2,439 #11 boy name
1885 2,225 5 2,220 #11 boy name
1886 2,323 11 2,312 #11 boy name
1887 2,136 11 2,125 #11 boy name
1888 2,479 9 2,470 #11 boy name
1889 2,311 12 2,299 #10 boy name
1890 2,295 13 2,282 #11 boy name
1891 1,995 6 1,989 #11 boy name
1892 2,425 9 2,416 #11 boy name
1893 2,319 10 2,309 #9 boy name
1894 2,192 13 2,179 #11 boy name
1895 2,216 13 2,203 #10 boy name
1896 2,305 9 2,296 #9 boy name
1897 2,131 10 2,121 #9 boy name
1898 2,346 9 2,337 #9 boy name
1899 1,910 9 1,901 #9 boy name
1900 2,728 8 2,720 #9 boy name
1901 1,917 0 1,917 #9 boy name
1902 2,306 12 2,294 #9 boy name
1903 2,278 10 2,268 #9 boy name
1904 2,341 7 2,334 #9 boy name
1905 2,377 11 2,366 #9 boy name
1906 2,407 9 2,398 #9 boy name
1907 2,585 9 2,576 #9 boy name
1908 2,714 7 2,707 #9 boy name
1909 2,947 12 2,935 #9 boy name
1910 3,426 18 3,408 #9 boy name
1911 4,175 11 4,164 #9 boy name
1912 7,963 27 7,936 #8 boy name
1913 9,516 42 9,474 #8 boy name
1914 12,366 48 12,318 #8 boy name
1915 15,942 53 15,889 #8 boy name
1916 17,048 43 17,005 #8 boy name
1917 17,563 61 17,502 #8 boy name
1918 19,553 63 19,490 #8 boy name
1919 18,601 65 18,536 #8 boy name
1920 20,161 64 20,097 #8 boy name
1921 20,898 80 20,818 #8 boy name
1922 20,512 93 20,419 #8 boy name
1923 20,676 79 20,597 #8 boy name
1924 21,225 97 21,128 #9 boy name
1925 20,199 106 20,093 #9 boy name
1926 19,492 113 19,379 #10 boy name
1927 19,225 112 19,113 #10 boy name
1928 18,618 138 18,480 #10 boy name
1929 17,361 132 17,229 #10 boy name
1930 17,447 102 17,345 #10 boy name
1931 15,743 101 15,642 #11 boy name
1932 15,270 86 15,184 #11 boy name
1933 13,847 60 13,787 #11 boy name
1934 13,988 66 13,922 #13 boy name
1935 13,905 69 13,836 #13 boy name
1936 14,257 64 14,193 #13 boy name
1937 14,983 59 14,924 #13 boy name
1938 14,604 57 14,547 #13 boy name
1939 14,478 50 14,428 #15 boy name
1940 14,445 45 14,400 #16 boy name
1941 15,626 47 15,579 #17 boy name
1942 17,535 70 17,465 #17 boy name
1943 17,767 55 17,712 #18 boy name
1944 16,521 49 16,472 #18 boy name
1945 15,913 44 15,869 #18 boy name
1946 18,625 52 18,573 #19 boy name
1947 20,604 55 20,549 #19 boy name
1948 19,029 51 18,978 #19 boy name
1949 19,222 50 19,172 #21 boy name
1950 18,788 61 18,727 #22 boy name
1951 19,934 44 19,890 #23 boy name
1952 19,574 53 19,521 #23 boy name
1953 19,020 50 18,970 #23 boy name
1954 19,555 45 19,510 #22 boy name
1955 19,310 52 19,258 #25 boy name
1956 19,486 69 19,417 #25 boy name
1957 18,763 58 18,705 #25 boy name
1958 17,437 65 17,372 #28 boy name
1959 16,972 63 16,909 #27 boy name
1960 16,655 70 16,585 #26 boy name
1961 15,944 67 15,877 #29 boy name
1962 15,593 68 15,525 #29 boy name
1963 15,387 65 15,322 #27 boy name
1964 15,661 60 15,601 #27 boy name
1965 14,503 85 14,418 #29 boy name
1966 13,339 63 13,276 #30 boy name
1967 12,723 61 12,662 #31 boy name
1968 12,358 68 12,290 #31 boy name
1969 12,535 69 12,466 #32 boy name
1970 12,361 62 12,299 #31 boy name
1971 11,131 68 11,063 #32 boy name
1972 9,382 78 9,304 #34 boy name
1973 8,433 58 8,375 #38 boy name
1974 7,882 57 7,825 #40 boy name
1975 7,449 58 7,391 #41 boy name
1976 7,104 50 7,054 #45 boy name
1977 6,894 46 6,848 #47 boy name
1978 6,534 53 6,481 #47 boy name
1979 6,945 66 6,879 #48 boy name
1980 6,823 61 6,762 #52 boy name
1981 6,704 46 6,658 #51 boy name
1982 6,343 52 6,291 #53 boy name
1983 6,030 33 5,997 #55 boy name
1984 5,956 43 5,913 #58 boy name
1985 5,912 44 5,868 #59 boy name
1986 5,816 40 5,776 #61 boy name
1987 5,941 40 5,901 #61 boy name
1988 5,836 40 5,796 #62 boy name
1989 5,874 25 5,849 #62 boy name
1990 5,760 19 5,741 #68 boy name
1991 5,589 19 5,570 #68 boy name
1992 5,247 18 5,229 #70 boy name
1993 4,805 18 4,787 #78 boy name
1994 4,541 18 4,523 #84 boy name
1995 4,150 9 4,141 #88 boy name
1996 4,082 10 4,072 #96 boy name
1997 3,918 5 3,913 #100 boy name
1998 3,581 8 3,573
1999 3,591 0 3,591
2000 3,491 11 3,480
2001 3,380 8 3,372
2002 3,245 6 3,239
2003 3,112 5 3,107
2004 3,156 10 3,146
2005 2,970 0 2,970
2006 2,867 0 2,867
2007 2,828 7 2,821
2008 2,786 0 2,786
2009 2,979 0 2,979
2010 2,901 0 2,901
2011 2,660 0 2,660
2012 2,589 0 2,589
2013 2,698 0 2,698
2014 2,583 5 2,578
2015 2,587 0 2,587

Want to know about the popularity of the Edward baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,289,248 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 21,128 babies. (That's a lot of baby Edwards)

According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Edward" ranks #85 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 41 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1989. Across the entire United States a total of 5,874 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Edward" mean? The list below shows the origins of Edward as well as things modernly associated with the name Edward such as celebrities named Edward.

Origin and Meaning of Edward

The name "Edward" is of English origin, and it means "Wealthy Guardian". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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.

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Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Edward was born in 1977 as Edward Walter Furlong in Glendale, California, U.S.

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Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann is an actor, director, writer, and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1971 to 2014. Edward was born in 1943 as Edward Kirk Herrmann in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos is an actor and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1974 to present. Edward was born in 1947 as Edward Olmos in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Edward Burns

Edward Burns is an actor, film director, film producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Edward was born in 1968 as Edward Fitzgerald Burns in Woodside, Queens, New York, United States.

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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.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Edward

Edward Jones
Edward Snowden
Edward Mordrake
Edward Scissorhands
Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros
Edward Tufte

Alternative Meanings

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

W is for wise, more tomorrow that today.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

R is for relax, you know how!

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

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

Past life for Edward born Aug 16, 1965

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 Philippines approximately on 1100. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

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. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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