Edward

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Edward
GenderMale
Origin
Word/nameOld English: Eadweard
Meaningead 'Riches', 'Prosperous' or 'Fortune' and weard 'Guardian' or 'Protector'
Other names
Related namesÉdouard, Eduardo, Eddie, Ed, Ned, Woody
 
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For other uses, see Edward (disambiguation).
Edward
GenderMale
Origin
Word/nameOld English: Eadweard
Meaningead 'Riches', 'Prosperous' or 'Fortune' and weard 'Guardian' or 'Protector'
Other names
Related namesÉdouard, Eduardo, Eddie, Ed, Ned, Woody

Edward is an English given name. It is derived from Old English words ead (meaning 'wealth', 'fortune' or 'prosperous') and weard (meaning 'guardian' or 'protector'). It is one of the few Old English names to gain popularity in other parts of Europe and beyond for example, as Eduardo and Duarte in Spain and Portugal respectively.

Other forms for Edward, Édouard, Edoardo, Eduardo, Eduard or Edvard. Short forms include Ed, Eddy, Eddie, Ted, Teddy, Woody and Ned. Edward can be abbreviated as Edw.

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