EDGAR
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English, French
PRONOUNCED: ED-gər (English), ed-GAHR (French)   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from the Old English elements ead "rich, blessed" and gar "spear". This was the name of a 10th-century English king, Edgar the Peaceful. The name did not survive long after the Norman conquest, but it was revived in the 18th century, in part due to a character by this name in Sir Walter Scott's novel 'The Bride of Lammermoor' (1819). Famous bearers include author and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), French impressionist painter Edgar Degas (1834-1917), and author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950).
Related Names
VARIANT: Edgard (French)
DIMINUTIVES: Ed, Eddie, Eddy (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Eadgar (Anglo-Saxon), Edgaras (Lithuanian), Edgardo (Spanish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #268 
Catalonia  ranked #83 
France  ranked #267