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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?

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Origin

Nicknames

Eddy, Ed

Syllables

2

International Variations

Ekewaka, Eduardo, Edoardo, Eadward, Eddy, Ed, Eduard, Ede

Themes

Exotic

Alternate Spellings

Edwald, Eduard, Ede

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

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