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Gender Female
Word/name Old English
Meaning 'riches or blessed' + 'war'
Other names
Related names Ditte, Edie, Edythe

Edith is a female given name, derived from the Old English words ēad, meaning 'riches or blessed', and ġȳð, meaning 'war',[1] and is in common usage in this form in English, German, many Scandinavian languages and Dutch. Its French form, also a common name in French, is Édith. Contractions and variations of this name include Ditte, Edie and Edythe.

It was a common first name prior to the 16th century, when it fell out of favour. It became popular again at the beginning of the 19th century, and in 2016 it was ranked at 488th most popular female name in the United States, according to the Social Security online database.[2] It was more common as a name for children in the early 20th century than in the late 20th or early 21st centuries.

The name Edith has four name days: May 14 in Estonia, October 31 in Sweden, July 5 in Latvia, and September 16 in France.



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