Edward

Edward is an English given name. It is derived from Old English words ead (meaning 'fortune' or 'prosperous') and weard (meaning 'guardian' or 'protector'). It is one of the few Old English names to gain currency in other parts of Europe and beyond for example, as Eduardo and Duarte in Spain and Portugal respectively.

  • Proto-Germanic *audwaroþō
  • Old English Ēadweard
  • Modern English Edward

Other forms for Edward, Édouard, Edmond, Edwin, Eduardo, Eduard, Edvard, Edoardo or Edmund. Short forms include Ed, Edd, Eddy, Eddie, Ted, Teddy, Ward and Ned. Edward can be abbreviated as Edw.

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Famous quotes containing the word edward:

    We black men seem the sole oasis of simple faith and reverence in a dusty desert of dollars and smartness.
    —W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)

    ... the moment we try to fix our attention upon consciousness and to see what, distinctly, it is, it seems to vanish: it seems as if we had before us a mere emptiness. When we try to introspect the sensation of blue, all we can see is the blue; the other element is as if it were diaphanous. Yet it can be distinguished if we look attentively enough, and know that there is something to look for.
    —George Edward Moore (1873–1958)