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1.3m
in the U.S.
since 1880
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4k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Edward

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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

Fun Facts about the name Edward

  • How many people with the first name Edward have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,289,248 babies born with the first name Edward in the United States. That's more than enough people named Edward to occupy the country of Mauritius with an estimated population of 1,286,051 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Edward? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 2,364 new born babies.
  • When was Edward first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Edward is Tuesday, August 31st, 1813.
  • What year had the most people named Edward born? The highest recorded use of the first name Edward was in 1924 with a total of 21,128 babies. That's a lot of babies named Edward!
  • Random Edward Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Edward ranks 15th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 9 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Edward: Your name in reverse order is Drawde. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wdaedr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Edward? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,473 people with the last name Edward.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Edward? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Edward as their last name.

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Popularity of Edward as a first name

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Popularity of Edward as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Edward U.S.
  White 37.49% 64.26%
  African American 48.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.92% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Edward

People with the last name Edward are most frequently White or African American

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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.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Son of Edward III who defeated the French at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War (1330-1376)
  2. Third son of Elizabeth II (born in 1964)
  3. King of England from 1272 to 1307; conquered Wales (1239-1307)
  4. King of England from 1307 to 1327 and son of Edward I; was defeated at Bannockburn by the Scots led by Robert the Bruce; was deposed and died in prison (1284-1327)
  5. Son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parliament (1312-1377)
  6. King of England from 1461 to 1470 and from 1471 to 1483; was dethroned in 1470 but regained the throne in 1471 by his victory at the battle of Tewkesbury (1442-1483)
  7. King of England who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father Edward IV but was immediately confined to the Tower of London where he and his younger brother were murdered (1470-1483)
  8. King of England and Ireland from 1547 to 1553; son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour; died of tuberculosis (1537-1553)
  9. King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910)
  10. King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
Wiktionary

From Old English Ēadweard, from eād (“rich”) + weard (“guard”).

  1. A male given name.

Edward was also found in the following language(s): Hungarian, Old French, and Polish

Notable Persons With the Name Edward

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden is a system administrator. He holds the title Rector of the University of Glasgow. Edward was given the name Edward Joseph Snowden on June 21st, 1983 in , U.S.

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Ed Sheeran

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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Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy is an actor, screenwriter, and producer. He has been prominent since 2001. Tom was given the name Edward Thomas Hardy on September 15th, 1977 in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Edward VIII

Edward VIII was a noteworthy human. His most notable accomplishments were from 1936 to 1936. Edward was born as the child of George V and Mary of Teck on June 23rd, 1894 in White Lodge, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom. He breathed his last breath on May 28th, 1972.

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Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne is an actor. He was most prominent from 1998 to present. Eddie was given the name Edward John David Redmayne on January 6th, 1982 in City of Westminster.

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Edward III

Edward III was royalty. He was most prominent from 1327 to 1327. Edward was born as the child of Edward II of England and Isabella of France on November 13th, 1312 in Windsor Castle. He breathed his last breath on June 21st, 1377.

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  • Edward VII
    (royalty)
  • Ed Warren
    (paranormal investigator)
  • Eddie Murphy
    (musician)
  • Edward Norton
    (actor)
  • Aleister Crowley
    (occultist)
  • Ed Harris
    (notable somebody)
  • Edward I
    (royalty)
  • Edward IV
    (royalty)
  • Eddie Vedder
    (musician)
  • Edward VI
    (royalty)
  • Ted Kennedy
    (office holder)
  • Bear Grylls
    (chief scout)
  • Edward II
    (royalty)
  • Ed O'Neill
    (actor)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Edward

Prince Edward

Prince Edward is royalty. He holds the title Earl of Wessex([[#Titles, styles, honours, arms, and Earl of Wessex. Prince was born as the child of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Elizabeth II on March 10th, 1964 in Buckingham Palace.

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Edward

Edward was a leading person. He was most prominent from 899 to 924. Edward was born as the child of Alfred the Great and Ealhswith in 871 in Wessex. He passed away on July 17th, 0924.

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James Francis Edward

James Francis Edward was royalty. He holds the title Prince of Wales. His career lasted from 1701 to 1766. James was born as the child of James II of England and Mary of Modena on June 10th, 1688 in St. James's Palace, London, Kingdom of England. He left this life on January 1st, 1766.

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Charles Edward

Charles Edward was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1900 to 1918. Charles was born as the child of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, Princess Helena of Waldeck, and Pyrmont on July 19th, 1884 in Claremont (country house). He left this life on March 6th, 1954.

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John Edward

John Edward is a psychic medium and mediumship. John was given the name John Edward McGee, Jr. on October 19th, 1969 in Glen Cove, New York.

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Mark Edward

Mark Edward is a mentalist, magician, writer, skeptic, psychic entertainer, mentalism, scientific skepticism, psychic, and psychicentertainer. Mark was given the name Mark Edward Wilson on May 19th, 1951. Mark is also known as Wilson and Mark Edward.

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What does the name Edward mean?

Eis for eager, let's get started!

Dis for delight, a surprise from within.

Wis for willing, to go the extra mile

Ais for attractive, inside and out

Ris for relax, you know how!

Dis for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

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Sources: 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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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