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Edith

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 773 768 5 #28 girl name
1881 787 778 9 #27 girl name
1882 876 876 0 #29 girl name
1883 881 881 0 #31 girl name
1884 1,104 1,104 0 #27 girl name
1885 1,076 1,071 5 #31 girl name
1886 1,193 1,184 9 #31 girl name
1887 1,250 1,243 7 #29 girl name
1888 1,460 1,453 7 #29 girl name
1889 1,530 1,523 7 #29 girl name
1890 1,502 1,493 9 #30 girl name
1891 1,509 1,509 0 #30 girl name
1892 1,631 1,625 6 #33 girl name
1893 1,740 1,733 7 #30 girl name
1894 1,825 1,820 5 #26 girl name
1895 1,940 1,940 0 #27 girl name
1896 1,942 1,932 10 #29 girl name
1897 1,830 1,823 7 #30 girl name
1898 1,989 1,981 8 #32 girl name
1899 1,804 1,793 11 #32 girl name
1900 2,077 2,068 9 #36 girl name
1901 1,863 1,863 0 #32 girl name
1902 1,853 1,853 0 #33 girl name
1903 1,901 1,901 0 #33 girl name
1904 1,954 1,944 10 #33 girl name
1905 2,143 2,137 6 #30 girl name
1906 2,166 2,160 6 #30 girl name
1907 2,186 2,177 9 #32 girl name
1908 2,418 2,410 8 #27 girl name
1909 2,384 2,371 13 #33 girl name
1910 2,606 2,592 14 #35 girl name
1911 2,833 2,825 8 #31 girl name
1912 3,853 3,841 12 #31 girl name
1913 4,375 4,366 9 #29 girl name
1914 5,222 5,209 13 #31 girl name
1915 6,771 6,760 11 #31 girl name
1916 7,318 7,306 12 #28 girl name
1917 7,552 7,533 19 #28 girl name
1918 7,878 7,859 19 #30 girl name
1919 7,784 7,767 17 #29 girl name
1920 7,799 7,773 26 #32 girl name
1921 7,602 7,588 14 #33 girl name
1922 7,150 7,134 16 #34 girl name
1923 6,845 6,835 10 #36 girl name
1924 6,911 6,893 18 #36 girl name
1925 6,299 6,273 26 #42 girl name
1926 5,812 5,788 24 #42 girl name
1927 5,421 5,402 19 #48 girl name
1928 4,861 4,846 15 #56 girl name
1929 4,470 4,455 15 #59 girl name
1930 4,296 4,272 24 #61 girl name
1931 3,790 3,771 19 #65 girl name
1932 3,580 3,571 9 #69 girl name
1933 3,123 3,109 14 #80 girl name
1934 3,025 3,011 14 #81 girl name
1935 2,847 2,830 17 #87 girl name
1936 2,771 2,759 12 #87 girl name
1937 2,664 2,649 15 #96 girl name
1938 2,609 2,599 10
1939 2,483 2,473 10
1940 2,523 2,509 14 #98 girl name
1941 2,472 2,462 10
1942 2,470 2,458 12
1943 2,396 2,382 14
1944 2,179 2,174 5
1945 1,847 1,841 6
1946 1,976 1,976 0
1947 2,208 2,199 9
1948 2,087 2,082 5
1949 2,070 2,063 7
1950 1,961 1,953 8
1951 1,851 1,851 0
1952 1,644 1,639 5
1953 1,533 1,528 5
1954 1,424 1,424 0
1955 1,525 1,520 5
1956 1,477 1,477 0
1957 1,419 1,413 6
1958 1,323 1,317 6
1959 1,362 1,357 5
1960 1,290 1,283 7
1961 1,166 1,161 5
1962 1,019 1,019 0
1963 999 999 0
1964 966 966 0
1965 895 890 5
1966 798 798 0
1967 672 672 0
1968 604 604 0
1969 604 604 0
1970 606 600 6
1971 526 526 0
1972 476 476 0
1973 424 424 0
1974 400 400 0
1975 395 395 0
1976 418 418 0
1977 339 339 0
1978 331 331 0
1979 343 338 5
1980 343 338 5
1981 322 322 0
1982 296 296 0
1983 293 287 6
1984 294 294 0
1985 312 307 5
1986 344 339 5
1987 314 314 0
1988 335 335 0
1989 359 359 0
1990 423 423 0
1991 444 444 0
1992 434 426 8
1993 412 412 0
1994 512 507 5
1995 583 576 7
1996 408 408 0
1997 428 428 0
1998 411 411 0
1999 425 425 0
2000 461 461 0
2001 426 426 0
2002 459 459 0
2003 389 389 0
2004 403 403 0
2005 445 445 0
2006 445 445 0
2007 400 400 0
2008 357 357 0
2009 330 330 0
2010 326 326 0
2011 351 351 0
2012 364 364 0
2013 386 386 0
2014 457 457 0
2015 593 593 0

Fun Facts about the name Edith

  • How many people with the first name Edith have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 265,439 babies born with the first name Edith in the United States. That's more than enough people named Edith to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Edith? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 773 new born babies.
  • When was Edith first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Edith is Thursday, July 7th, 1842.
  • What year had the most people named Edith born? The highest recorded use of the first name Edith was in 1918 with a total of 7,859 babies. That's a lot of babies named Edith!
  • Random Edith Factoid: According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Edith ranks 79th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 9 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1936.
  • Weird things about the name Edith: Your name in reverse order is Htide. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ietdh. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Edith as a first name

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Popularity of Edith as a last name

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Common last names for Edith

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

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Edith

The name "Edith" is of English origin, and it means "Rich war". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Old English ēad (“riches”) + gȳð (“war, strife, battle”). Name of a 10th century English saint.

  1. A female given name.
  2. A male given name

Edith was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Edith

Édith Piaf

Édith Piaf was a famous individual. Édith was given the name Édith Giovanna Gassion on December 19th, 1915 in Belleville, Paris. She passed away on October 10th, 1963.

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Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick was an artist, socialite, model, and actress. She was most prominent from 1965 to 1971. Edie was given the name Edith Minturn Sedgwick on April 20th, 1943 in Santa Barbara, California, U.S. Edie is also known as Mazda Isphahan and Edith Sedgwick Post. She died on November 16th, 1971.

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Edie Falco

Edie Falco is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1987. Edie was given the name Edith Falco on July 5th, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Edith Bouvier Beale

Edith Bouvier Beale was a socialite, model (people), cabaret, fashion model, and cabaret performer. Edith was born as the child of Phelan Beale and Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale on November 7th, 1917 in New York City. Edith is also known as Little Edie. She left this life on January 9th, 2002.

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Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was a novelist, short story writer, and designer. Edith was given the name Edith Newbold Jones on January 24th, 1862 in New York. She breathed her last breath on August 11th, 1937.

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Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer was an actress. She was most active from 1919 to 1919. Norma was given the name Edith Norma Shearer on August 10th, 1902 in Montreal. She left this life on June 12th, 1983.

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  • Edith Wilson
    (First Lady of the United States)
  • Edith Cavell
    (saint)
  • Eydie Gormé
    (singing)
  • Edith Roosevelt
    (First Lady of New York)
  • Edie Adams
    (important human)
  • Edith Bunker
    (fictional character)
  • Edith Macefield
    (noteworthy human)
  • Edith Nesbit
    (writer)
  • Madeleine Carroll
    (actress)
  • Ngaio Marsh
    (writer)
  • Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters
    (merchant navy)
  • Gale Sondergaard
    (actress)
  • Edith Bowman
    (radio personality)
  • Dame Edith Evans
    (actress)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Edith

Eadgyth Edith

Eadgyth Edith is a noteworthy individual.

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What does the name Edith mean?

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Dis for direct, you get to the point

Iis for interest, you show in others.

Tis for thoughtful, the caring you.

His for hardy, can't keep you down!

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