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Edward (EHD-werd)

Meaning of the name Edward

Of Old English origin meaning wealthy or fortunate guardian, a compound name composed of the elements ēad (prosperity, wealth) and weard (guardian, protector). The pet forms of Ted or Ned may also be used. Edward is a very royal name, having been the name of three Anglo-Saxon kings and eight kings of England. Currently, the name is borne by Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II.

Origin of the name Edward


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