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.
Famous quotes containing the word edward:
“Ive learned one thing about life. Were a good deal like that ball, dancing on the fountain. We know as little about the forces that move us, and move the world around us, as that empty ball does.”
—Ardel Wray, Edward Dien, and Jacques Tourneur. Dr. Galbraith(James Bell)
“Oh, a capital ship for an ocean trip,
Was the Walloping Window Blind;
No gale that blew dismayed her crew
Or troubled the captains mind.”
—Charles Edward Carryl (18411920)