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Meaning and Origin

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  1. Impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
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  1. A diminutive of Edward, Edgar, Edwin, or other male given names beginning with Ed-.

Notable Persons Named Ed

Ed Sheeran is a pop music, acoustic music, and folk music musician and singer-songwriter. He plays C. F. Martin & Company. He was most active from 2005 to present. Ed was given the name Edward Christopher Sheeran on February 17th, 1991 in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England.

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Ed Warren was a paranormal investigator, painter, and author. Ed was given the name Edward Warren Miney on September 7th, 1926 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S. They passed away on August 23rd, 2006.

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Ed Gein is a criminal. Ed is also known as The Mad Butcher.

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He has had major accomplishments since 1976. Ed was given the name Edward Allen Harris by his parent Bob L. Harris on November 28th, 1950 in Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.

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Ed O'Neill is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1970. Ed was given the name Edward Leonard O'Neill on April 12th, 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.

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Ed Helms is a comedian. Ed was given the name Edward Parker Helms on January 24th, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ed

Special Ed is a hip hop music musician. He was most active from 1989 to present. Special was given the name Edward Archer on May 16th, 1972.

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Promoe is a hip hop music, reggae, and electronic music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to 1991. Promoe was given the name Nils Mårten Ed in Västerås, Sweden.

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Couzin Ed is a bar manager, official on-field announcer, air personality, former radio disc jockey, and disc jockey. Couzin was born in 1968 in Washington, D.C.

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Carl was born on July 16th, 1890 in Moline, Illinois. He passed away on October 10th, 1959.

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How popular is the baby name Ed in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 310 0 310 #55 boy name
1881 272 0 272 #61 boy name
1882 337 0 337 #54 boy name
1883 247 0 247 #64 boy name
1884 314 0 314 #60 boy name
1885 328 0 328 #54 boy name
1886 303 0 303 #63 boy name
1887 275 0 275 #62 boy name
1888 301 0 301 #68 boy name
1889 270 0 270 #72 boy name
1890 262 0 262 #70 boy name
1891 237 0 237 #70 boy name
1892 311 5 306 #66 boy name
1893 225 0 225 #80 boy name
1894 241 0 241 #82 boy name
1895 229 0 229 #84 boy name
1896 246 0 246 #81 boy name
1897 198 0 198 #90 boy name
1898 228 0 228 #90 boy name
1899 179 5 174
1900 297 0 297 #87 boy name
1901 162 0 162
1902 175 0 175
1903 168 0 168
1904 184 0 184
1905 190 0 190
1906 149 0 149
1907 178 0 178
1908 152 0 152
1909 159 0 159
1910 229 0 229
1911 164 0 164
1912 229 0 229
1913 238 0 238
1914 286 0 286
1915 331 10 321
1916 280 6 274
1917 314 10 304
1918 347 14 333
1919 334 7 327
1920 317 8 309
1921 299 12 287
1922 307 14 293
1923 278 12 266
1924 276 6 270
1925 263 8 255
1926 293 5 288
1927 253 8 245
1928 257 6 251
1929 215 10 205
1930 245 13 232
1931 241 0 241
1932 265 6 259
1933 269 0 269
1934 261 0 261
1935 243 0 243
1936 257 0 257
1937 264 0 264
1938 265 0 265
1939 267 0 267
1940 251 0 251
1941 271 0 271
1942 281 0 281
1943 321 0 321
1944 307 0 307
1945 312 0 312
1946 404 0 404
1947 369 0 369
1948 285 0 285
1949 241 0 241
1950 164 0 164
1951 125 0 125
1952 139 0 139
1953 139 0 139
1954 167 0 167
1955 189 0 189
1956 267 0 267
1957 434 0 434
1958 633 0 633
1959 696 0 696
1960 643 0 643
1961 604 0 604
1962 574 0 574
1963 505 0 505
1964 438 0 438
1965 306 0 306
1966 229 0 229
1967 177 0 177
1968 170 0 170
1969 135 0 135
1970 127 0 127
1971 103 0 103
1972 75 0 75
1973 64 0 64
1974 58 0 58
1975 46 0 46
1976 38 0 38
1977 29 0 29
1978 31 0 31
1979 37 0 37
1980 40 0 40
1981 37 0 37
1982 35 0 35
1983 32 0 32
1984 34 0 34
1985 28 0 28
1986 33 0 33
1987 28 0 28
1988 23 0 23
1989 23 0 23
1990 24 0 24
1991 21 0 21
1992 26 0 26
1993 21 0 21
1994 22 0 22
1995 24 0 24
1996 7 0 7
1997 21 0 21
1998 16 0 16
1999 22 0 22
2000 19 0 19
2001 21 0 21
2002 20 0 20
2003 21 0 21
2004 15 0 15
2005 12 0 12
2006 12 0 12
2007 12 0 12
2008 9 0 9
2009 15 0 15
2010 14 0 14
2011 9 0 9
2013 7 0 7
2014 6 0 6
2015 8 0 8
2016 8 0 8
2017 7 0 7

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Popularity of Ed as a first name

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Popularity of Ed as a last name

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Common last names for Ed

  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Hall
  • Lewis
  • Robinson
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Mitchell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ed U.S.
  White 65.65% 64.26%
  African American 14.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ed

People with the last name Ed are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Ed

  • What name lists does Ed rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ed? Ed is the 1,477th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ed was the 73,911th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ed have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,330 babies born with the first name Ed in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ed to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ed? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 310 new born babies.
  • When was Ed first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ed is Saturday, May 12th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Ed born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ed was in 1959 with a total of 696 babies.
  • Random Ed Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ed ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 39 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name Ed: Your name in reverse order is De. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give De. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ed? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 262 people with the last name Ed.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ed? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ed as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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