Edward

Edward - A very unique male name



  Feb 18,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Edward, meaning wealthy guardian, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #9. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Edward and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Edward? 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 Edward. The baby boy name Edward was given to 2,561 baby boys in 2012, ranking #157 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 641 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Edward peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1912 on position 8.



Famous with this name

Edward Norton
Edward Furlong
Edward Burns


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Edward is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Edward is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #97 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #357.

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 Edward is where you live.


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Edward origin and meaning

Edward is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means wealthy guardian. To see famous people named Edward, pop culture references for the name Edward and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Edward

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

Eduardo / Edwardo / Eduard / Ethridge / Edouard / Etheridge / Eduardoluis / Edwardjames / Edurdo /

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
2012157
2011147
2010136
2009136
2008148
2007145
2006143
2005134
2004129
2003130
2002120
2001113
2000108
1999103
1998105
1997100
199695
199588
199484
199378
199270
199168
199068
198962
198862
198761
198661
198559
198458
198355
198253
198151
198052
197948
197847
197747
197644
197541
197440
197338
197234
197132
197031
196932
196831
196731
196630
196529
196427
196327
196229
196129
196026
195927
195828
195725
195625
195525
195422
195323
195223
195123
195022
194921
194819
194719
194619
194518
194418
194318
194217
194117
194016
193915
193813
193713
193613
193513
193413
193311
193211
193111
193010
192910
192810
192710
192610
19259
19249
19238
19228
19218
19208
19198
19188
19178
19168
19158
19148
19138
19128
19119
19109

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts97
District of Columbia102
Connecticut105
Delaware112
Maryland112
Pennsylvania121
Nevada123
Virginia125
Illinois125
New York125
Alaska126
New Jersey127
Hawaii129
South Carolina132
Minnesota135
Michigan138
Rhode Island139
North Carolina147
California147
New Hampshire149
Florida156
Georgia156
Texas164
Indiana164
Arizona169
Wisconsin170
Colorado170
Missouri172
Oregon172
Ohio174
Washington175
Maine177
Tennessee179
Alabama182
New Mexico192
Louisiana193
West Virginia198
Kansas200
Mississippi220
Kentucky243
Arkansas256
Utah259
South Dakota279
Iowa285
Idaho289
Nebraska323
Oklahoma357

Even more about Edward


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 Edward 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 Edward?

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
1912
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Edward
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 641
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,561

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