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Edsel is a vintage classic baby boy’s name. In English, Edsel means “wealthy man’s estate” and in German, it means “little father”. Edsel was popular in the early 20th century but fell out of favor whereas related names Edward and Edgar remained popular.

Meaning of the name Edsel:

English: wealthy man's estate
German: little father

Origin of the name Edsel:

Edsel is a baby boy’s name of English and German origin. In English, Edsel is related to the name Edward and means “wealthy man’s estate”. In German, Edsel is a variant spelling of Etzel and means “little father”. Edsel derives from the Turkish name Attila, comprised of the Gothic term “atta” meaning “father” with a suffix that means “little”.

Symbolism of the name Edsel:

Edsel is most famously associated with the Ford brand of automobiles because it is both the name of Henry Ford’s son and an early automobile model.

Style of the name Edsel:


Gender of the name Edsel:

Edsel is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Edsel:


Number of syllables in the name Edsel:


Emotion evoked from the name Edsel:

Edsel evokes feelings of wealth and success.

Alternative spellings for the name Edsel:

Etzel, Edzel, Etsel, Eddsel, Edsell

Nicknames for the name Edsel:

  • Ed 
  • Eddie
  • Edi
  • Sel
  • See

Popularity of the name Edsel:

According to the Social Security Administration, Edsel is a popular baby boy’s name. It was on the top 1000 baby names list from 1919 to 1952. It peaked at #399 in 1927.

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Great middle names for the name Edsel and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Edsel:

  • Edsel Ford (son of industrialist Henry Ford)
  • Edsel Dope (American musician)
  • Edsel Little (American photographer)
  • Edsel Salvana (Filipino geneticist)
  • Edsel R. Field (American general)

Edsel in popular culture:

  • Edsel Dundee (film, “Boogie Boy”)
  • The (transportation, a model of Ford car named for Henry Ford’s son)
  • Edsel (music, American rock band)
  • Edsel(music, one of the oldest recording companies in the world)
  • Edsel, Kentucky (geography, unincorporated town in Kentucky, USA)
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