Edward is an English given name. It is derived from the Anglo-Saxon form Éadweard, composed of the elements ead "wealth, fortune; prosperous" and weard "guardian, protector".

Edward
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Pronunciation/ˈɛdwərd/
Polish: [ˈedvart]
German: [ˈedvart]
GenderMale
Origin
Word/nameOld English: Ēadweard
Meaningead "Riches", "Prosperous" or "Fortune" and weard "Guardian" or "Protector"
Other names
Related namesEduard, Édouard, Eduardo, Edvard, Eduardas, Edvardas, Eddie, Ed, Edd, Ned, Ted, Woody

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The name has been adopted in the Iberian peninsula since the 15th century, due to Edward, King of Portugal, whose mother was English. The Spanish/Portuguese forms of the name are Eduardo and Duarte. Other variant forms include French Édouard, Italian Edoardo, German and Dutch Eduard and Scandinavian Edvard.

Short forms include Ed, Eddy, Eddie, Ted, Teddy and Ned. Edward can be abbreviated as Edw.

People called EdwardEdit

See also: All pages with titles beginning with Edward

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Nobility
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People surnamed EdwardEdit

  • John Edward, professional name of John Edward McGee, Jr. (born 1969), American self-proclaimed psychic
  • Trevelyan Edward (1938–1995), Sri Lankan cricketer

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