Edward

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Edward
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Pronunciation /ˈɛdwərd/
Polish: [ˈedvart]
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Old English: Ēadweard
Meaning ead "Riches", "Prosperous" or "Fortune" and weard "Guardian" or "Protector"
Other names
Related names Eduard, Édouard, Eduardo, Edvard, Eduardas, Edvardas, Eddie, Ed, Edd, Ned, Ted, Woody

Edward is an English given name. It is derived from the Anglo-Saxon form Éadweard, composed of the elements ead "wealth, fortune; prosperous" and weard "guardian, protector".

Variant forms[edit]

The name has been adopted in the Iberian peninsula since the 15th century, due to Edward, King of Portugal, whose mother was English. The Spanish/Portuguese forms of the name are Eduardo and Duarte. Other variant forms include French Édouard, Italian Edoardo, German and Dutch Eduard and Scandinavian Edvard.

Short forms include Ed, Eddy, Eddie, Ted, Teddy and Ned. Edward can be abbreviated as Edw.

People called Edward[edit]

See also: All pages beginning with "Edward"

Medieval[edit]

Modern[edit]

Nobility
Politicians
Artists and intellectuals
Sports
Other

People surnamed Edward[edit]

  • John Edward, professional name of John Edward McGee, Jr. (born 1969), American self-proclaimed psychic
  • Trevelyan Edward (1938–1995), Sri Lankan cricketer

Fictional characters[edit]

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