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Ed is a baby boy’s name of English and Dutch origin. Ed is a diminutive for many names that begin with the Ed- suffix. Most commonly that includes Edward (meaning “rich guard”), Edmund (meaning “rich protection”), Edgar (meaning “fortune spear”), and Theodore (meaning “gift of God”). Ed was at peak popularity at the beginning of the 20th century but it stayed in the top 1000 names until 1972.

Meaning of the name Ed:

English, Dutch: rich guard, rich protection, fortune spear, gift of God

Origin of the name Ed:

Ed is a baby boy’s name of English and Dutch origin. Ed is a diminutive of the names Edward (meaning “rich guard”), Edmund (meaning “rich protection”), Edgar (meaning “fortune spear”), and Theodore (meaning “gift of God”).

Symbolism of the name Ed:

Ed comes from the Germanic name element “ead” which means “wealthy, fortune”. Ed is a common suffix to masculine names.

Style of the name Ed:

traditional

Gender of the name Ed:

Ed is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Ed:

EHD (English), EHT (Dutch)

Number of syllables in the name Ed:

one

Emotion evoked from the name Ed:

Ed evokes feelings of good fortune and hard work.

Alternative spellings for the name Ed:

Edd, Ehd, Eht

Nicknames for the name Ed:

  • Edy
  • Eddy
  • Eddie

Popularity of the name Ed:

According to the Social Security Administration, Ed is a popular baby boy’s name. Ed was in the top 1000 baby names list from 1900 to 1972. It peaked in 1900 at #87. It consistently remained in the top 400 names until 1965.

Related names for the name Ed:

  • Edmund
  • Edward 
  • Edgar
  • Eddie
  • Edan
  • Eden 
  • Edgard
  • Eduard
  • Eduardo

Great middle names for the name Ed and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Ed:

  • Ed Wynn (American actor and comedian)
  • Ed Ames (American singer and actor)
  • Ed McBain (American crime novelist)
  • Ed Westwick (English actor and musician)
  • Ed Harris (American actor)

Ed in popular culture:

  • Mr. Ed (television, “Mr. Ed”)
  • Ed (film, “Good Burger”)
  • Ed (television, “Ed, Edd, and Eddy
  • Ed Harlow (television, “NewsRadio”)
  • Ed Dunkel (film, “On the Road”)