Edgar

First Name
152k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
12k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Edgar mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Edgar

"Edgar" is a name of English origin, and it means "Rich spear". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The younger brother of Edwy who became king of Northumbria when it renounced Edwy; on Edwy's death he succeeded to the throne of England (944-975)
Wiktionary

From Old English Ēadgār, the name of early English kings, from Old English ēad (“rich”) + gār (“spear”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Edgar was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Norwegian, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Edgar

Edgar Allan Poe was a writer. Edgar was given the name Edgar Poe on January 19th, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He passed away on October 7th, 1849.

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Edgar Wright is a director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He was most active from 1994 to present. Edgar was given the name Edgar Howard Wright on April 18th, 1974 in Poole.

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Édgar Ramírez is an actor. He was most active from 2003 to present. Édgar was given the name Édgar Daniel Ramirez on March 25th, 1977 in San Cristóbal, Táchira.

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McLean Stevenson was an actor. His career lasted from 1962 to 1993. McLean was given the name Edgar McLean Stevenson, Jr. on November 14th, 1927 in Normal, Illinois, U.S. He breathed his last breath on February 15th, 1996.

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Edgar Degas was an artist. Edgar was given the name Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas on July 19th, 1834. He passed away on September 27th, 1917.

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Edgar Rice Burroughs was an adventure fiction, fantasy, lost world (genre), sword, planet, planetary romance, soft science fiction, and western (genre) writer. His ongoing career started in 1911. Edgar was born on September 1st, 1875 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He passed away on March 19th, 1950.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Edgar

Frankie was born on October 16th, 1981 in Toms River, New Jersey. Frankie is also known as Edgar and Frank James.

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Edgar was royalty. His career lasted from 959 to 975. He left this life on July 8th, 0975.

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David Edgar is a soccer player for the Sheffield United F.C., Birmingham City F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Burnley F.C., Swansea City A.F.C., Huddersfield Town A.F.C., Canada men's national under–17 soccer team, Canada men's national under-20 soccer team, and Canada men's national soccer team. David was born on May 19th, 1987 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

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Jim Edgar is a Governor of Illinois, Illinois Secretary of State, Member of the Illinois House of Representatives, and Member of theIllinois House of Representatives. Jim was born on July 22nd, 1946 in Vinita, Oklahoma.

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Owen Thomas Edgar is a military person. His military service ended in 1849.

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Jimmy Edgar is a techno, electronica, and glitch (music) musician. He plays Drum kit, Keyboard instrument, Piano, Bass guitar, Phonograph, and Vocals. He was most active from 1999 to 1999. Jimmy was given the name James M. Edgar .

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 288 5 283 #61 boy name
1881 312 0 312 #50 boy name
1882 308 0 308 #58 boy name
1883 292 0 292 #58 boy name
1884 290 0 290 #63 boy name
1885 303 0 303 #60 boy name
1886 309 0 309 #61 boy name
1887 266 0 266 #64 boy name
1888 321 0 321 #65 boy name
1889 322 0 322 #61 boy name
1890 343 5 338 #61 boy name
1891 277 0 277 #64 boy name
1892 303 0 303 #67 boy name
1893 310 0 310 #63 boy name
1894 313 0 313 #64 boy name
1895 323 0 323 #64 boy name
1896 306 0 306 #68 boy name
1897 278 0 278 #70 boy name
1898 290 5 285 #72 boy name
1899 249 0 249 #80 boy name
1900 374 0 374 #71 boy name
1901 271 0 271 #71 boy name
1902 307 0 307 #76 boy name
1903 259 0 259 #81 boy name
1904 299 0 299 #80 boy name
1905 315 0 315 #78 boy name
1906 301 0 301 #79 boy name
1907 321 0 321 #81 boy name
1908 360 0 360 #76 boy name
1909 347 0 347 #87 boy name
1910 446 5 441 #80 boy name
1911 486 0 486 #84 boy name
1912 950 5 945 #85 boy name
1913 1,092 5 1,087 #87 boy name
1914 1,368 7 1,361 #87 boy name
1915 1,905 10 1,895 #85 boy name
1916 1,885 11 1,874 #88 boy name
1917 1,931 11 1,920 #88 boy name
1918 2,097 11 2,086 #89 boy name
1919 1,997 12 1,985 #89 boy name
1920 2,042 13 2,029 #89 boy name
1921 2,027 13 2,014 #90 boy name
1922 1,935 11 1,924 #93 boy name
1923 1,905 9 1,896 #94 boy name
1924 1,890 12 1,878 #96 boy name
1925 1,819 10 1,809 #96 boy name
1926 1,692 15 1,677
1927 1,734 11 1,723
1928 1,617 17 1,600
1929 1,498 11 1,487
1930 1,542 16 1,526
1931 1,389 12 1,377
1932 1,315 9 1,306
1933 1,189 8 1,181
1934 1,155 5 1,150
1935 1,151 7 1,144
1936 1,073 6 1,067
1937 1,068 0 1,068
1938 1,038 7 1,031
1939 1,015 7 1,008
1940 984 0 984
1941 995 6 989
1942 1,050 0 1,050
1943 1,082 0 1,082
1944 976 0 976
1945 869 0 869
1946 911 0 911
1947 1,056 0 1,056
1948 975 0 975
1949 913 0 913
1950 938 0 938
1951 938 0 938
1952 891 0 891
1953 898 0 898
1954 912 0 912
1955 932 0 932
1956 851 0 851
1957 779 5 774
1958 749 0 749
1959 753 0 753
1960 716 0 716
1961 694 0 694
1962 701 5 696
1963 660 8 652
1964 728 5 723
1965 601 0 601
1966 591 8 583
1967 597 9 588
1968 601 5 596
1969 644 6 638
1970 673 7 666
1971 674 0 674
1972 640 7 633
1973 600 5 595
1974 659 6 653
1975 724 8 716
1976 670 5 665
1977 715 5 710
1978 697 10 687
1979 810 7 803
1980 895 8 887
1981 939 5 934
1982 844 11 833
1983 907 11 896
1984 848 15 833
1985 888 8 880
1986 1,030 10 1,020
1987 1,615 14 1,601
1988 1,638 21 1,617
1989 2,123 19 2,104
1990 2,230 25 2,205
1991 2,282 17 2,265
1992 2,219 15 2,204
1993 2,280 19 2,261
1994 2,405 12 2,393
1995 2,334 14 2,320
1996 2,367 9 2,358
1997 2,128 14 2,114
1998 2,055 10 2,045
1999 2,042 6 2,036
2000 2,072 0 2,072
2001 2,385 10 2,375
2002 2,195 0 2,195
2003 2,319 0 2,319
2004 2,393 8 2,385
2005 2,458 5 2,453
2006 2,391 0 2,391
2007 2,420 0 2,420
2008 2,062 0 2,062
2009 1,914 6 1,908
2010 1,644 0 1,644
2011 1,472 5 1,467
2012 1,316 0 1,316
2013 1,210 0 1,210
2014 1,178 0 1,178
2015 1,111 0 1,111
2016 1,011 0 1,011
2017 938 0 938

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Popularity of Edgar as a first name

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Popularity of Edgar as a last name

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Common last names for Edgar

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • Harris
  • Allen
  • Hall
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Edgar U.S.
  White 87.41% 64.26%
  African American 4.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Edgar

People with the last name Edgar are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Edgar

  • What name lists does Edgar rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Edgar? Edgar is the 478th most popular name of all time. As a last name Edgar was the 3,014th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Edgar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 151,813 babies born with the first name Edgar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Edgar to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Edgar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 288 new born babies.
  • When was Edgar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Edgar is Friday, September 15th, 1815.
  • What year had the most people named Edgar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Edgar was in 2005 with a total of 2,453 babies. That's a lot of babies named Edgar!
  • Random Edgar Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Edgar ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 26 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name Edgar: Your name in reverse order is Ragde. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Edgar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Edgar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,895 people with the last name Edgar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Edgar? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Edgar as their last name.

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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