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Edith was the name of Anne Frank's mother.
-- AndrewJKD  4/5/2005
It was also the name of J.R.R. Tolkien's wife: Edith Mary Tolkien.
-- Elfstone  4/18/2005
Finno-Swedish poet Edith Södergran (1892 - 1923) was a famous bearer of this name.
-- Caprice  8/27/2005
Two famous authors bore this name.
Edith Wharton, writer of The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence, was one.
Edith Nesbit, writer most famous for Five Children and It, was the other.
-- Wordsmith14  10/23/2005
Edith makes me think of an old grandmother hobbling around with a walking stick. Not a very nice name for a child!
-- Anonymous User  12/18/2005
French singer Edith Piaf was a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  12/30/2005
Edith is Archie Bunker's wife in the '70's T.V. show "All in the Family." She was played by Jean Stapleton.
-- breakofday  12/30/2005
I couldn't stand this name for a really long time, but it grew on me. I think it was from watching All In the Family so much.
-- Belldandy  1/23/2006
German pronunciation: EH-dit. [noted -ed]
-- JHK  9/2/2006
Edith Head is a famous costume designer.
-- Honora  11/1/2006
Edith Louisa Cavell was a British nurse and spy in World War I.
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2007
Although I would never sanely name my child this, I'm giving this name to one of my book characters. It's set in the world of today, but "Edith" spoke to me. I've been sifting through all the names on the website, trying to find the perfect name. And there it was: Edith.
-- hiya  2/23/2007
Edith Eleanor Bowman (born 15 January 1975) is a Scottish-born radio and television presenter who presents her own show on Radio 1 in the United Kingdom every weekday afternoon.
-- freeserve.co.uk  3/1/2007
I don't think there's anything ugly or old-lady-ish about the name Edith. I think it's pretty and regal, and the nickname Edie is completely adorable.
-- black_lace  3/7/2007
This name seemed to be incredibly popular amongst early English royal families. I rather like it. It sounds very Anglo-Saxon, but it's not frumpy.
-- arrowhead909  8/24/2007
I think this one's probably now due for a comeback, due in part to the ever-increasing popularity of the Scottish-born radio and television personality Edith Bowman, who I find really funny and down-to-earth. Then again, if you're more likely to think of the fictional, dowdy-dressed Edith Artois in the British sitcom 'Allo Allo', Eden would be a good alternative.
-- freeserve.co.uk  9/1/2007
Edith Granger is a character in Charles Dickens' novel "Dombey and Son."
-- Kate  9/8/2007
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (1861-1948) was the second wife of US President Theodore Roosevelt, and the mother of five children.
-- Kate  9/11/2007
Edie Sedgwick, the famous socialite & Warhol 'superstar' was called Edith. I used to think the name was a bit frumpy but now I associate it with her!
-- elizabethwoolf  3/27/2009
I wasn't a fan of this name until recently, probably because of Edith Piaf. I've decided to give this name to a character I'm creating in my theatre class and I think it's great.
-- Genevieve_M  4/3/2009
Actress Edie Falco from "Nurse Jackie" real name is Edith Falco.
-- Anonymous User  7/27/2009
British actress Dame Edith Mary Evans (1888-1976).
British politician Baroness Edith Somerskill (1901-80, a physician known for her attempts to outlaw the sport of boxing on health grounds.
-- Just Jonquil  10/16/2009
This name is ok. A similar sounding name that is more modern and cute is the name Eden. It has a wonderful meaning too!
-- nicole_10107  10/18/2009
Dame Edith Sitwell English poet and eccentric.
-- Anton  3/9/2010
I think of Edith Wharton and Edie Sedgwick when I hear this name, but I think most people over 25 think of it as a grandmotherly name. I think it's very nice sounding, and Edie is an adorable nickname.
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  5/22/2010
I don't much care for this name. It sounds like "eat it."
-- Meadow  8/2/2010
Sounds so stupid. All of it, from beginning to end. Just another grandma's name. It could go well if it were used for a candy bar, an "Edith bar"... Rather than on a person.
-- MyFartsSmellGood  7/3/2011
I hate the name Edith. It makes me think of my grandma, and trust me, that's not a good thought (blasted mean, old woman).
-- GibsonGirl  8/21/2011
Edit was the name of Lot's wife (Abraham's nephew in the bible).
-- pnitsun  1/16/2012
Edith Stuyvesant Dresser was the wife of George Vanderbilt, famous for owning and living in America's largest home, Biltmore Estate, in the late 1800s. The house, consisting of 4 acres of floor space, 250 rooms, 34 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, and 65 fireplaces, resided on a 125,000 acre estate in the mountains of Asheville, NC. The house was originally meant to be a country retreat, not their main place of residence. Today, the house is open for the public to come and visit, continuing on the Biltmore tradition of gracious hospitality.
-- Anonymous User  2/1/2012
I actually don't mind this name, and I can of course picture it on an old lady, but I think it still would suit a little girl well. I like the -ith sound at the end, it reminds me of Lilith, which I like a lot but has some pretty bad reactions/connections, unfortunately.
-- Oohvintage  1/19/2013
I love this name. There is a purity to it, makes me think of a sweet little girl from the Victorian era.
-- jackitty  7/29/2013
I question whether gyo means war in the Old English name Eadgyo.

I believe the name Eadgyth is more closely related to the Old Norse name Gytha and Gyoa.

(You can check behindthename.com for the origin these names)

Since the Anglo Saxons of England originally migrated from the Old Norse lands that we know today as Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium and Holland; I believe it is more likely that this name Eadgyth is related to Gytha, which does not mean war, it means “god” and “beautiful”.

Sometime during the past millennia there was a confusion in translation between gyo and Gyoa.
-- EdithW  8/10/2013
"Downton Abbey" Edith Crawley, middle daughter of Lord and Lady Grantham.
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2014

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