Edward Purcell, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1952
|Nickname(s)||Eddie, Ned, Ted, Teddy|
|Related names||Édouard, Eduardo|
Edward is an English male given name. It is an old name, dating from before the Norman conquest of England in 1066. It means "wealthy" (rich) and "guard". Ted, Teddy, and Ned are often used as nicknames for people called Edward, such as Ted Kennedy, or Ned Kelly. There have been many kings of England called Edward, such as Edward the Confessor, and Edward VIII.