Edythe is a unique spelling variation of Edith. It dates back to Old English royalty, though it is also popular among American nobles. Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson had the title of Edith. As of 2021, this spelling variation is only a top 19,000 option for girls.

Meaning of the name Edythe:

English: prosperous in war, fortunate in war

Origin of the name Edythe:

Edythe is a spelling variation of the baby name Edith. Edith comes from the Old English title Eadgyo. It comes from two words, “ead” and “gyo.” Members of Anglo-Saxon royalty loved this title, including the wife of Emperor Otto I. After the fifteenth century, the name began to drop in popularity. It got revived in the late 1800s.

Symbolism of the name Edythe:

Edythe comes from two Old English words because of the name Eadgyo, “ead” and “gyo.” “Ead” translates to “wealth” or “fortune.” “Gyo” means “war.” Edythe, therefore, means “prosperous in war” or “fortunate in war.”

Style of the name Edythe:

Traditional

Gender of the name Edythe:

Female – Edythe is an old-fashioned name for girls. This spelling alternative offers some modernity.

Pronunciation of the name Edythe:

EE-dith

Number of syllables in the name Edythe:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Edythe:

Edythe feels vintage and mature. It is a refined and serious baby name for girls.

Alternative spellings for the name Edythe:

  • Edithe
  • Edith 
  • Edyth
  • Eidithe
  • Eidith
  • Eidythe
  • Eidyth

Nicknames for the name Edythe:

  • Edy
  • Edee
  • Edi
  • Dythe
  • Dythie
  • Dythi

Popularity of the name Edythe:

Edythe was on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Popularity Index until 1949 at number 994. Edythe ranked highest in 1915 at 256. As of 2021, Edythe is only a top 19,000 option at rank 18,238.

Related names for the name Edythe:

Great middle names for Edythe and their meanings:

  • Francine (from France, free man)
  • Marie (star of the sea)
  • Georgia (farmer)
  • Alice (noble, exalted)
  • Rose (rose, a flower)
  • Mae (to increase, goddess of the springtime)
  • Simone (God had heard)
  • Jane (God is gracious)

Famous people with the name Edythe:

  • Edythe Marrenner (birth name of Susan Hayward)
  • Edythe Chapman (silent film actress, “Saturday Night”)
  • Edythe Perlick (pro baseball player)
  • Edythe Bagley (civil rights activist)
  • Edythe Wright (singer)
  • Edythe de Lauzon (poet)
  • Edythe Kirchmaier (former oldest Facebook user)

Edythes in popular culture:

  • Edythe Cullen (character from “Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined”)