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Edward Name Popularity

How popular is the name Edward? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Edward was the 169th most popular boys name, representing 0.1644% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Edward has been the 22nd most popular boys name, representing 0.8169% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 9 3,403 0.9665%
1911 9 4,161 1.1174%
1912 8 7,934 1.5733%
1913 8 9,474 1.671%
1914 8 12,316 1.7672%
1915 8 15,889 1.7488%
1916 8 17,005 1.7604%
1917 8 17,502 1.7494%
1918 8 19,490 1.816%
1919 8 18,534 1.77%
1920 8 20,092 1.807%
1921 8 20,817 1.818%
1922 8 20,421 1.833%
1923 8 20,599 1.8391%
1924 9 21,125 1.8191%
1925 9 20,090 1.7774%
1926 10 19,376 1.7617%
1927 10 19,113 1.7267%
1928 10 18,486 1.7277%
1929 10 17,224 1.6629%
1930 10 17,347 1.6607%
1931 11 15,646 1.5852%
1932 11 15,187 1.5372%
1933 11 13,792 1.4804%
1934 13 13,918 1.4397%
1935 13 13,837 1.4239%
1936 13 14,189 1.473%
1937 13 14,930 1.5151%
1938 13 14,546 1.4209%
1939 15 14,428 1.4184%
1940 16 14,401 1.3549%
1941 17 15,575 1.3838%
1942 17 17,465 1.3831%
1943 18 17,711 1.3567%
1944 18 16,475 1.3293%
1945 18 15,867 1.301%
1946 19 18,580 1.2592%
1947 19 20,544 1.2307%
1948 19 18,977 1.1888%
1949 21 19,170 1.1917%
1950 22 18,715 1.1623%
1951 23 19,912 1.1744%
1952 23 19,520 1.1183%
1953 23 18,973 1.072%
1954 22 19,514 1.0675%
1955 25 19,268 1.0475%
1956 25 19,417 1.0281%
1957 25 18,699 0.9717%
1958 28 17,366 0.9189%
1959 27 16,902 0.8896%
1960 26 16,586 0.8754%
1961 29 15,877 0.841%
1962 29 15,524 0.8456%
1963 27 15,317 0.8533%
1964 27 15,601 0.8863%
1965 29 14,414 0.8814%
1966 30 13,273 0.8501%
1967 31 12,659 0.8342%
1968 31 12,291 0.8185%
1969 32 12,458 0.8087%
1970 31 12,298 0.7728%
1971 32 11,059 0.736%
1972 34 9,298 0.6827%
1973 38 8,370 0.6456%
1974 40 7,826 0.6021%
1975 41 7,386 0.5748%
1976 44 7,054 0.5473%
1977 47 6,844 0.5077%
1978 47 6,486 0.4824%
1979 48 6,877 0.4877%
1980 52 6,764 0.4626%
1981 51 6,657 0.4529%
1982 53 6,292 0.4211%
1983 55 5,996 0.4063%
1984 58 5,912 0.3974%
1985 59 5,867 0.3865%
1986 61 5,771 0.3823%
1987 61 5,899 0.3866%
1988 62 5,792 0.3717%
1989 62 5,844 0.3622%
1990 68 5,737 0.3461%
1991 68 5,569 0.3417%
1992 70 5,228 0.3275%
1993 78 4,777 0.3064%
1994 84 4,516 0.2943%
1995 88 4,137 0.2745%
1996 96 4,071 0.2719%
1997 100 3,900 0.2637%
1998 105 3,565 0.2382%
1999 103 3,583 0.2393%
2000 108 3,475 0.2275%
2001 113 3,353 0.2225%
2002 119 3,228 0.2154%
2003 130 3,098 0.2036%
2004 129 3,144 0.2063%
2005 134 2,962 0.1937%
2006 143 2,853 0.1822%
2007 145 2,809 0.178%
2008 148 2,782 0.18%
2009 136 2,978 0.1992%
2010 136 2,891 0.2006%
2011 147 2,653 0.1862%
2012 157 2,582 0.1812%
2013 145 2,684 0.1885%
2014 161 2,579 0.177%
2015 159 2,581 0.1774%
2016 162 2,493 0.1729%
2017 169 2,299 0.1647%
2018 169 2,259 0.1644%

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Names Like Edward

If you like Edward, you’ll love these other names like Edward.


What names are diminutives of Edward?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Edward sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Edward, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ed

Wealthy spear; wealthy protector; wealthy guard; wealthy friend

English

Eddy

Wealthy spear; son of Edward; wealthy protector; wealthy guard; wealthy friend

English

#1,219 (0.0059%)  
Ned

A diminutive form of Edward.

English

Neddy

Wealthy spear; wealthy friend

English

Ted

A diminutive form of Edward, Theodore, and Theodoric.

Greek

#2,441 (0.0005%)  
Teddy

Wealthy protector; brave people; God's gift

Greek

#1,559 (0.0029%)  

What names are variants of Edward?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Edward.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Eadward

Wealthy guard

English

Ed

Wealthy spear; wealthy protector; wealthy guard; wealthy friend

English

Eddie

English

#706 (0.0202%)  
Eddy

Wealthy spear; son of Edward; wealthy protector; wealthy guard; wealthy friend

English

#1,219 (0.0059%)  
Edik

Wealthy guard

English

Edison

Son of Edward

English

#525 (0.035%)  
Edouard

Wealthy guard

English

Eduard

Wealthy guard

English

#2,063 (0.0012%)  
Eduardo

Wealthy guard

Spanish

#310 (0.0758%)  
Edvard

Wealthy guard

English

Edvardas

Wealthy guard

English

Edwardo

Wealthy guard

English

Edwards

Wealthy guard

English

Ewart

Wealthy guard; brave, strong boar; shepherd

English

Lalo

To sing a lullaby

Latin

Ned

A diminutive form of Edward.

English

Neddie

Wealthy protector; wealthy guard

English

Ted

A diminutive form of Edward, Theodore, and Theodoric.

Greek

#2,441 (0.0005%)  
Teddie

Wealthy spear; wealthy guard; God's gift

Greek


What names sound like Edward?

If you like how Edward sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Edward.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Woodard

Woods warden

English

Woodward

Woods warden

English


What names are similar to Edward?

Find a name that’s like Edward, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Duarte

Wealthy guard

Spanish


Lists With Edward

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5 Comments

  1. After my grandpa and husbands favorite name

  2. It is a family name and also as a teacher it is a “safe” name

  3. My dad passed away and I wanted to carry on his name, but couldn’t bring myself to using his first name because I felt that should always be a memory of him so I decided to give my Dad’s middle name as my son’s first name. I wanted his name to have significance, you know not just something that sounded cute. I look forward to telling him about why I chose his name and all about his Papa in Heaven.

  4. Family name. We love the nickname Eddie 🙂

  5. My LO fathers first name is Edward. His middle name is Emerson and it comes from his Uncle Brody and Great Grandpa.


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