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1.3m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Edward

  • 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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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 #10 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 7,964 27 7,937 #8 boy name
1913 9,516 42 9,474 #8 boy name
1914 12,365 48 12,317 #8 boy name
1915 15,942 53 15,889 #8 boy name
1916 17,049 43 17,006 #8 boy name
1917 17,563 61 17,502 #8 boy name
1918 19,552 63 19,489 #8 boy name
1919 18,601 65 18,536 #8 boy name
1920 20,161 64 20,097 #8 boy name
1921 20,899 80 20,819 #8 boy name
1922 20,512 93 20,419 #8 boy name
1923 20,674 79 20,595 #8 boy name
1924 21,228 97 21,131 #9 boy name
1925 20,196 106 20,090 #9 boy name
1926 19,493 113 19,380 #10 boy name
1927 19,223 112 19,111 #10 boy name
1928 18,619 138 18,481 #10 boy name
1929 17,360 132 17,228 #10 boy name
1930 17,446 102 17,344 #10 boy name
1931 15,741 101 15,640 #11 boy name
1932 15,268 86 15,182 #11 boy name
1933 13,847 60 13,787 #11 boy name
1934 13,988 66 13,922 #13 boy name
1935 13,903 69 13,834 #13 boy name
1936 14,255 64 14,191 #13 boy name
1937 14,984 59 14,925 #13 boy name
1938 14,600 57 14,543 #13 boy name
1939 14,479 50 14,429 #15 boy name
1940 14,445 45 14,400 #16 boy name
1941 15,626 47 15,579 #17 boy name
1942 17,534 70 17,464 #17 boy name
1943 17,767 55 17,712 #18 boy name
1944 16,522 49 16,473 #18 boy name
1945 15,911 44 15,867 #18 boy name
1946 18,625 52 18,573 #19 boy name
1947 20,604 55 20,549 #19 boy name
1948 19,024 51 18,973 #19 boy name
1949 19,218 50 19,168 #21 boy name
1950 18,786 61 18,725 #22 boy name
1951 19,923 44 19,879 #23 boy name
1952 19,579 53 19,526 #23 boy name
1953 19,006 50 18,956 #23 boy name
1954 19,554 45 19,509 #22 boy name
1955 19,308 52 19,256 #25 boy name
1956 19,486 69 19,417 #25 boy name
1957 18,760 58 18,702 #25 boy name
1958 17,433 65 17,368 #28 boy name
1959 16,974 63 16,911 #27 boy name
1960 16,651 70 16,581 #26 boy name
1961 15,944 67 15,877 #29 boy name
1962 15,592 68 15,524 #29 boy name
1963 15,391 65 15,326 #27 boy name
1964 15,660 60 15,600 #27 boy name
1965 14,500 85 14,415 #29 boy name
1966 13,339 63 13,276 #30 boy name
1967 12,727 61 12,666 #31 boy name
1968 12,359 68 12,291 #31 boy name
1969 12,534 69 12,465 #32 boy name
1970 12,363 62 12,301 #31 boy name
1971 11,134 68 11,066 #32 boy name
1972 9,383 78 9,305 #34 boy name
1973 8,430 58 8,372 #38 boy name
1974 7,879 57 7,822 #40 boy name
1975 7,449 58 7,391 #41 boy name
1976 7,106 50 7,056 #44 boy name
1977 6,894 46 6,848 #47 boy name
1978 6,535 53 6,482 #47 boy name
1979 6,944 66 6,878 #48 boy name
1980 6,821 61 6,760 #52 boy name
1981 6,703 46 6,657 #51 boy name
1982 6,340 52 6,288 #53 boy name
1983 6,031 33 5,998 #55 boy name
1984 5,953 43 5,910 #58 boy name
1985 5,910 44 5,866 #59 boy name
1986 5,814 40 5,774 #61 boy name
1987 5,941 40 5,901 #61 boy name
1988 5,836 40 5,796 #62 boy name
1989 5,873 25 5,848 #62 boy name
1990 5,760 19 5,741 #68 boy name
1991 5,590 19 5,571 #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 4,149 9 4,140 #88 boy name
1996 4,082 10 4,072 #96 boy name
1997 3,917 5 3,912 #100 boy name
1998 3,581 8 3,573
1999 3,590 0 3,590
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 2,827 7 2,820
2008 2,783 0 2,783
2009 2,979 0 2,979
2010 2,898 0 2,898
2011 2,659 0 2,659
2012 2,588 0 2,588
2013 2,693 0 2,693
2014 2,572 5 2,567

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 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 21,131 babies. (That's a lot of baby Edwards)

According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Edward" ranks #14 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 59 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1946. Across the entire United States a total of 18,625 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.

English

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.

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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Alternative Meanings

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

W is for wanderlust, travel is near!

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Drawde". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ewdrda". 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 Sep 22, 2004

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 Bulgaria approximately on 1775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

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. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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