Traditionally viewed as a regal name (it was the name of eight kings of England since the Norman Conquest, after all), Edward may now be more closely associated with romantic vampires instead, à la Edward Cullen of the Twilight series. But have no fear, supernatural or not, Edward is a classic name that may fall in and out of vogue, but will always stand the test of time. Plus it comes with a handful of nicknames, and everyone loves nicknames, right?


  • english: Prosperous guardian


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Famous Namesakes:

Senator Edward Kennedy, Actor Edward Norton, Actor Edward Burns, Edward Cullen, fictional vampire from Stephenie Meyer''s Twilight book and movie series

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Mel Brooks, Son of Mel Gibson, Son of Joel McHale, Son of Guilianna and Bill Rancic