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date: 28 March 2020

Edward 

Source:
A Dictionary of First Names
Author(s):

Patrick Hanks,

Kate Hardcastle,

Flavia Hodges

From an Old English personal name derived from ēad ‘prosperity, riches’ + weard ‘guard’. This has been one of the most successful of all Old English names, in frequent use from before the Conquest to the present day, and even being exported into other European languages. It was the name of three Anglo-Saxon kings and has been borne by eight kings of England since the Norman Conquest. It is also the name of the youngest son of ... ...

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