Edgar

Edgar - A very unique male name



  Feb 18,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Edgar, meaning wealthy spearman, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #80. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Edgar and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Edgar? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Edgar. The baby boy name Edgar was given to 1,289 baby boys in 2012, ranking #268 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,273 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Edgar peaked in popularity 108 years ago in 1911 on position 80.



Famous with this name

Edgar Wright
Edgar Ramírez
Edgar Wallace


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Edgar is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Edgar is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #138 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #1,242.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Edgar is where you live.


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Edgar origin and meaning

Edgar is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means wealthy spearman. To see famous people named Edgar, pop culture references for the name Edgar and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Edgar

We've found the following names that sound similar to Edgar, sorted by popularity.

Edgardo / Edgard / Edgerrin /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012268
2011244
2010217
2009201
2008194
2007168
2006171
2005169
2004171
2003172
2002175
2001161
2000177
1999173
1998167
1997161
1996148
1995152
1994147
1993149
1992149
1991145
1990148
1989147
1988176
1987172
1986232
1985258
1984258
1983247
1982262
1981241
1980251
1979264
1978285
1977278
1976284
1975269
1974286
1973300
1972293
1971301
1970304
1969299
1968304
1967300
1966309
1965308
1964293
1963303
1962296
1961296
1960290
1959287
1958278
1957271
1956247
1955234
1954234
1953222
1952223
1951212
1950209
1949212
1948201
1947191
1946192
1945181
1944173
1943168
1942163
1941167
1940164
1939158
1938157
1937145
1936147
1935139
1934137
1933134
1932130
1931123
1930119
1929115
1928114
1927107
1926108
192596
192496
192394
192293
192190
192089
191989
191889
191788
191687
191585
191487
191386
191285
191180
191080

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California138
Texas141
Nevada144
New Mexico168
Arizona234
Colorado237
Washington245
Illinois264
Kansas266
Oregon289
North Carolina295
New Jersey302
Georgia317
Nebraska324
Maryland341
New York354
Utah354
Indiana370
Iowa378
Wisconsin389
Massachusetts399
Tennessee403
Kentucky420
Arkansas451
Virginia462
Florida468
Minnesota471
Louisiana474
Oklahoma516
Michigan584
Missouri634
Alabama642
Pennsylvania649
Ohio1242

Even more about Edgar


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Edgar a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Edgar?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1911
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Edgar
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,273
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,289

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