Edward ( name origin )

Pronunciation key

( edwẽrd )



[AS. Eadward, Eadweard < ead (see EDGAR) + weard, guardian, protector (see WARD, n.); hence, wealthy (or fortunate) guardian].

Masuline name: diminutives, Ed, Ned: equivalents. Fr. Edouard, G. Eduard, It. & Sp. Eduardo, Scand. Edvard.

n. Prince of Wales; 1330-1376; son of Edward III: called the Black Prince.


  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
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