Edgar - boys name

Edgar name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 81%

Edgar name meaning:

The name Edgar is of English and Old English origin. It is derived from the elements "ead," which means "wealth" or "prosperity," and "gar," which means "spear" or "spearman." Therefore, the name Edgar can be interpreted to mean "wealthy spearman" or "prosperous warrior."

In literature and history, the name Edgar holds significance. One of the most famous bearers of the name is Edgar Allan Poe, an American writer known for his dark and mysterious tales. The name Edgar has also been used in several works of fiction, such as Shakespeare's play "King Lear" and the novel "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë.

People named Edgar are often seen as determined, reliable, and intelligent individuals. They may possess strong leadership qualities and have a natural ability to inspire and motivate others. Furthermore, individuals with this name may exhibit a love for learning and a curiosity about the world around them. Overall, the name Edgar carries a sense of strength and prosperity, making it a significant and meaningful choice for a boy's name.

Origin: English

Great spear man.


Victorian names

Related names

Edgar , Edgardo, Neddie, Neddy, Teddie

Other boys names beginning with E


Overall UK ranking: 888 out of 4789

34 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Edgar

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