Meaning: Rich guardian
Alternate spellings: Eduard, Eduardo, Eddie, Ed, Ned, Ted, Teddy
Want a name that implies wealth? Edward is a traditional English name that means “rich guardian,” something we all wish our kids had. It was popular as far back as the first and second centuries in England, when two kings bore the name – Edward the Martyr and Edward the Confessor. In the U.S., Edward has been on the charts since the 1880s. It stayed in the top 15 through the 1930s and very slowly dropped over time. One of the best things about the name Edward is the wide variety of nickname potential – do you prefer Ed, Ned, or Ted? Maybe Eddie or Teddy? If you’re looking for modern inspiration, the vampire hero of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series is named Edward Cullen.
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Rank of Similar Names in 2008