Edward

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From Old English Ēadweard, from eād (rich) + weard (guard).

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Edward

  1. A male given name.
    • 1605 William Camden: Remains Concerning Britain. John Russell Smith, 1870. p.77:
      The Christian humility of King Edward the Confessour brought such credit to this name, that since that time it hath been most usual in all estates.
    • 1765 Laurence Sterne: Tristram Shandy, Book IV, Chapter 8:
      Heaven is my witness! that in the warmest transport of my wishes for the prosperity of my child, I never once wished to crown his head with more glory and honour than what George or Edward would have spread around it.
    • 1994 Caroline Knapp, The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays, Counterpoint Press 2004, ISBN 1582433135, page 169:
      There's a world of difference between the name Edward, which sounds rather regal and stuffy (Edwardian) and the name Eddie, which sounds like a guy on the bus.

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Edward m (nominative singular Edwards)

  1. A male given name, Edward.

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Edward m

  1. A male given name, Edward.

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