Edith - girls name

Edith name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Edith name meaning:

The name Edith is of Old English origin and carries a rich history and meaning. It is derived from the elements "ead," meaning "prosperity" or "riches," and "gyð," meaning "war" or "battle." Combined, Edith signifies a prosperous warrior or battle maiden. This name evokes strength, resilience, and a determined spirit.

Edith is often associated with virtues such as courage, loyalty, and independence. The name gained popularity in the early 20th century and has remained well-loved ever since. It has a timeless appeal that exudes elegance and grace.

Parents who choose the name Edith for their daughter are often drawn to its classic charm and the image it conjures of a strong and capable woman. Edith also has cultural significance, as it has been borne by several notable historical figures and literary characters. Overall, the name Edith embodies a sense of empowerment and a spirit that can overcome any challenge.

Origin: German

Rich gift.


Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Edith , Edita, Edyta, Edythe

Other girls names beginning with E


Overall UK ranking: 83 out of 5581

613 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (82)
  • Scotland (177)

Historical popularity of Edith

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