What is the meaning of the name "Edith"?


According to Think Baby Names, the feminine name “Edith” means "strife for wealth." The Baby Name Wizard website says that Edith also has the meaning "prosperous in war." The name is a combination of Old English elements "?ad," which means prosperity and "gy?," which means war.

It is an Anglo-Saxon name used by Christian saints and princesses. Some famous people with the first name Edith include author Edith Wharton, political wife Edith Roosevelt, singer Edith Piaf and TV show host Edith Bowman.

According to Wikipedia, the name was ranked the 730th most popular name in the United States in 2007 based on the Social Security online database.

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a female given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “war.”
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