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For other uses, see Edward (disambiguation).
Gender Male
Word/name Old English: Eadweard
Meaning ead 'Riches', 'Prosperous' or 'Fortune' and weard 'Guardian' or 'Protector'
Other names
Related names Édouard, Eduardo, Eddie, Ed, Ned, Woody

Edward is an English given name. It is derived from Old English words ead (meaning 'wealth', 'fortune' or 'prosperous') and weard (meaning 'guardian' or 'protector'). It is one of the few Old English names to gain popularity in other parts of Europe and beyond for example, as Eduardo and Duarte in Spain and Portugal respectively.

  • Proto-Germanic *audwaroþō
  • Old English Ēadweard
  • Modern English Edward

Other forms for Edward, Édouard, Edoardo, Eduardo, Eduard or Edvard. Short forms include Ed, Eddy, Eddie, Ted, Teddy, Woody and Ned. Edward can be abbreviated as Edw.


Edward may refer to:

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