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is an English given name. It is derived from the Anglo-Saxon form Éadweard, composed of the elements ead "wealth, fortune; prosperous" and weard "guardian, protector".


1 Variant forms 2 People called Edward

2.1 Medieval 2.2 Modern

3 People surnamed Edward 4 Fictional characters 5 See also

Variant forms[edit]

Look up Edward#Translations in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

The name has been adopted in the Iberian peninsula since the 15th century, due to Edward, King of Portugal, whose mother was English. The Spanish/Portuguese forms of the name are Eduardo
and Duarte. Other variant forms include French Édouard, Italian Edoardo, German and Dutch Eduard and Scandinavian Edvard. Short forms include Ed, Eddy, Eddie, Ted, Teddy and Ned. Edward
can be abbreviated as Edw. People called Edward[edit]

See also: All pages beginning with "Edward"

Medieval[edit] Further information: Saint Edward
(other), Duarte (other), and Prince Edward

Edward the Elder
Edward the Elder
(c. 874 – 924), the son of Alfred the Great Edward the Martyr
Edward the Martyr
(c. 962 – 978), English king and Christian martyr Edward the Confessor
Edward the Confessor
(c. 1003 – 1066), English King; patron saint of England until 1348 Edward I of England
Edward I of England
(1239–1307), called Longshanks; conqueror of Wales Edward Balliol
Edward Balliol
(c. 1283 – 1367), pretender to the Scottish throne during the reign of David II Edward II of England
Edward II of England
(1284–1327), deposed in January 1327, probably murdered Edward III of England
Edward III of England
(1312–1377), one of the most successful English kings of medieval times Edward, the Black Prince
Edward, the Black Prince
(1330–1376), eldest son of King Edward
III Edward, Duke of Guelders
Edward, Duke of Guelders
(1336–1371) Edward IV of England
Edward IV of England
(1442–1483), older brother of Richard III, father of Edward
V Edward V of England
Edward V of England
(1470 – c. 1483), one of the princes in the Tower Edward VI of England
Edward VI of England
(1537–1553), the son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour



Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern (1625-1663), Count Palatine Lord Edward FitzGerald
Lord Edward FitzGerald
(1763–1798), Irish aristocrat and revolutionary Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
(1767–1820), the son of George III, father of Queen Victoria Edward VII
Edward VII
of the United Kingdom (1841–1910), the son of Queen Victoria Edward VIII
Edward VIII
of the United Kingdom (1894–1972), the son of George V, abdicated Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, grandson of George V Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the son of Queen Elizabeth II


Edward Dembowski
Edward Dembowski
(1822–1846), Polish leftist, philosopher and columnist Edward Stanley Kellogg
Edward Stanley Kellogg
(1870–1948), 16th Governor of American Samoa Edward Stettinius, Jr.
Edward Stettinius, Jr.
(1900–1949), former United States Secretary of State Edward Gierek
Edward Gierek
(1913–2001), First Secretary of Polish United Workers Party from 1970 to 1980 Edward Heath
Edward Heath
(1916–2005), former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Edward Youde
Edward Youde
(1924–1986), 26th Governor of Hong Kong Edward
Kennedy (1932–2009), better known as Ted Kennedy; former United States senator Edward
L. Romero, entrepreneur and American diplomat who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Spain
and Andorra
between 1998 and 2001 Ed Murray (born 1955), Democratic politician and former Mayor of Seattle Ed Miliband
Ed Miliband
(born 1969), former leader of the UK Labour Party

Artists and intellectuals

Edward Said
Edward Said
(1935–2003), Palestinian-American academic Edward
Blishen, English author Ed Byrne (academic), Principal of King's College London
King's College London
and former Vice-Chancellor of Monash University Edward
Elgar, English composer with Anglo-Saxon first and last names Edward
Grimes, one of the two members of Irish pop duo Jedward Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper
(1882–1967), American realist painter Edward Jayakody
Edward Jayakody
(born 1952), Sri Lankan Sinhala musician and composer Edward
Killy, American filmmaker Edward
Daniel Leahy, Irish painter Edward MacDowell
Edward MacDowell
(1860-1908), American composer and pianist Edward
"Eddie" Van Halen, Dutch-American musician Edward
Barker, English cartoonist who signed his drawings simply as Edward Edward
Gould, English animator and creator of Eddsworld Edward
John David "Eddie" Redmayne (born 1982), Academy Award winning English actor Ed Sheeran, English singer-songwriter and musician Edward
Gorey, American illustrator


Eddie Guerrero
Eddie Guerrero
(1967-2005), American professional wrestler Ed Gainey (Canadian football), American player of Canadian football Ed Hodgkiss Ed Hochuli
Ed Hochuli
(born 1950), NFL
Official Edward
Lawrence Levy, English world champion weightlifter Ed Mieszkowski (1925–2004), American football player Edward Weitz (born 1946), Israeli Olympic weightlifter


Brown (born 1942), involved in a tax dispute with the U.S. government Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden
(born 1983), American who disclosed National Security Agency secrets Edward J. Steimel (1922–2016), American columnist, political activist, and lobbyist Edward Douglas (1901–1967), Scottish Roman Catholic Edward
Rohan Amerasekera (1916-1974), first indigenous Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force

People surnamed Edward[edit]

John Edward, professional name of John Edward McGee, Jr. (born 1969), American self-proclaimed psychic Trevelyan Edward (1938–1995), Sri Lankan cricketer

Fictional characters[edit]

Ed, Edd n Eddy, television show, as well as main characters thereof Edward, fictional platypus from Camp Lazlo Edward, a character in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Edward
AKA: DEATH, a main character and assassin from the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series Edward
Bear, mock "formal" name for a teddy bear—another name for Winnie-the-Pooh Edward
the Blue Engine, a character from Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Eddie Brock, Marvel Comics character in some notable Spider-Man stories Edward
Cullen, the vampire love-interest in the fantasy/romance novels of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series Edward
Elric, the protagonist in the anime/manga series, Fullmetal Alchemist Edward
Ferrars, character in Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility
by Jane Austen Edward
Elizabeth Hitler, a character from Bottom Edward
Hyde, the title character's evil alter ego in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Edward
James Kenway, the protagonist of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Edward
Mars, the shipwrecked marshal in Lost Edward
"Whitebeard" Newgate, the captain of the Whitebeard Pirates in One Piece Edward
Nigma, The Riddler, Batman
villain Edward
Richtofen, a sociopathic German scientist from Call of Duty: World at War and appears in the Nazi Zombies mode as well as in Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II Edward
Fairfax Rochester, the love interest of Jane in Jane Eyre Edward
Scissorhands, movie directed by Tim Burton
Tim Burton
and written by Caroline Thompson, and its title character Edward
"Stubbs" Stubblefield, the fictional undead from the Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse video game Edward
"Blackbeard" Teach, fantasy version of an historical figure of the same name, in the fourth "Jack Sparrow" movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Edward
Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV, a wild little girl from the anime Cowboy Bebop Edward
Chris von Muir, "spoony bard" of Final Fantasy IV Mister Ed, the talking horse, from the television series (1958-1966) of the same name Edward
the Butler, a character played by Lachlan Walker in the web-series Corner Shop Show.

See also[edit]

Edwards (surname) Edwards syndrome, genetic disorder Prince Edward
Island, Canadian province, one of the Maritime provinces

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