Edward

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Edward
Edward Mills Purcell.jpg
Edward Purcell, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1952
Gender Male
Origin
Meaning Wealth; guard
Other names
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".[1] Ted, Teddy, and Ned are often used as nicknames for people called Edward,[1] such as Ted Kennedy, or Ned Kelly. There have been many kings of England called Edward, such as Edward the Confessor, and Edward VIII.

Variations of "Edward" in other languages[change | change source]

People named Edward[change | change source]

English people[change | change source]

Other people[change | change source]

  • Edward Balliol (c. 1283–1367), pretender to the Scottish throne during the reign of David II
  • Ed Gainey, American player of Canadian football
  • Edward Gierek (1913-2001), First Secretary of Polish United Workers Party from 1970-1980
  • Edward Heath (1916–2005), former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Edward Stanley Kellogg (1870-1948), 16th Governor of American Samoa
  • Ed Miliband (born 1969), former leader of the UK Labour Party
  • Edward Snowden (born 1983), American who disclosed National Security Agency secrets
  • Edward Stettinius, Jr. (1900–1949), former United States Secretary of State

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Edward". thinkbabynames.com. 2011 [last update]. http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/Edward. Retrieved 29 May 2011.