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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ei"der
Any species of sea duck of the genus Somateria, esp. Somateria mollissima, which breeds in the northern parts of Europe and America, and lines its nest with fine down (taken from its own body) which is an article of commerce; -- called also eider duck. The American eider (S. Dresseri), the king eider (S. spectabilis), and the spectacled eider (Arctonetta Fischeri) are related species.

Etymology: Of Scand. origin, cf. Icel æ�r; akin to Sw. eider, Dan. ederfugl

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  1. Duck of the northern hemisphere much valued for the fine soft down of the females

From Icelandic æðar, genitive of æðr, probably reaching English via Swedish eider (now ejder), from a North Germanic root.

  1. Any of the species of the genera Polysticta or Somateria, in the seaduck subfamily Merginae, which line their nests with fine down (taken from their own bodies).

eider was also found in the following language(s): French, Romanian, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Eider

Éider was born on March 9th, 1993 in Pitalito, Colombia. Éider is also known as Arévalo Truque and Éider Orlando.


Eider Gardiazabal Rubial is a Member of the European Parliament. Eider was born on July 12th, 1975 in Bilbao.


Eider Torres is a baseball player. Eider was born on January 16th, 1983 in Maracaibo.


Eider was born on August 2nd, 1994.


Eider Velázquez is an athlete for the Cruz Azul Reserves.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Eider

He left this life in 2007.



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Popularity of Eider as a last name

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Ethnicity Eider U.S.
  White 72.95% 64.26%
  African American 18.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Eider

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

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Fun Facts about the name Eider

  • How Popular is the name Eider? Eider is the 65,438th most popular name of all time. As a last name Eider was the 137,327th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Eider have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16 babies born with the first name Eider in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eider? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2016 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Eider first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eider is Sunday, September 8th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Eider born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eider was in 2017 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Eider: Your name in reverse order is Redie. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iered. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Eider? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 122 people with the last name Eider.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eider? Eider is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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).
  • 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).
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