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Actor, voice talent and comedian Edward (Eddie) Murphy (born 4/3/1961).
-- Tbird  8/15/2005
Famous bearer: Edward Scissorhands, the central character in Tim Burton's 1991 movie 'Edward Scissorhands' (played by Johnny Depp). In the film, Edward is isolated from the townspeople due to his physical deformity of having scissors for hands.
-- reservoirdoll1987  8/24/2005
A famous bearer of this name is Edward Elric off of Full Metal Alchemist!
-- Anonymous User  9/10/2005
Another famous bearer is actor Edward Norton.
-- Anonymous User  12/14/2005
Another famous bearer is actor Edward Furlong.
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2005
I probably wouldn't consider naming my child this, because it's pretty old fashioned and would remind me of an older man. Also, Eddie and Ed remind me of a dog's name for some reason. However, I love the way Edward sounds; I love the way it rolls off the tongue.
-- trayc53  7/15/2006
Edward Cullen is the hero of the book Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.
-- Lomesir22  7/31/2006
This is one of my favorite boys names. It has the nicknames Ed, and Eddy, and was my grandfather's first name, and is my dad's middle name.
-- Emma McHnery  8/31/2006
A famous bearer is Edward Gorey, a wonderful writer and artist. Who is dead now.
-- rain-angel03  10/30/2006
This is my brother's name. However mostly everyone calls him Eddie. I think this name is terrific. He thinks this name suits him and I agree.
-- tomboy  11/22/2006
Edward Fairfax Rochester (Mr. Rochester) is in 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë.
-- Surreal  12/28/2006
Poet E. E. Cummings (Edward Estlin) is a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  2/9/2007
Authoress Jane Austen (1775-1817) used the name Edward in several of her novels including:
Mr. Edward Ferrars, shy and loyal hero of 'Sense & Senibility' (1811) who eventually became a clergyman and married Elinor Dashwood.
Mr. Edward Gardiner, brother of Mrs. Bennet, uncle of heroine Elizabeth Bennet, in 'Pride & Prejudice' (1813).
Mr. Edward Wentworth, clergyman brother of hero Captain Frederick Wentworth in 'Perusasion' (1817).
Sir Edward Denham, poor Baronet in her last unfinished novel 'Sanditon'.
-- LadyBug18  3/9/2007
In Anne Bronte's "Agnes Grey", Edward Weston is Agnes' love interest.
-- Surreal  3/11/2007
Um, Edward IV of England? Quite a ladies' man. Features of Posie Graeme-Evans' books "The Innocent", "The Exiled" and "The Forgotten"
-- Surreal  3/17/2007
A famous bearer of this name is Edward VI of England, son of Henry VIII of England. He is also one of the protagonists in Mark Twain's historical fiction entitled The Prince and the Pauper.
-- rikkai_tensai  4/16/2007
The main protaganist of the classic book Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat is named Edward.
-- Anonymous User  4/16/2007
Okay, so I love the name Edward. I plan to name my kid Edward Anthony.
People named Edward: The prince in The Prince & Me; Edward Scissorhands; and One of the main characters in my favorite book, Twilight.
-- Gabmonster  5/5/2007
Edward is a very strong name and it works well for young people to elderly people. I think Ted and Ed are cool nicknames.
-- CharlieRob  5/6/2007
For those of you who are novel readers, in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" an attractive vampire bears the name Edward.
-- fredisred  5/10/2007
The first time I read “Jane Eyre”, I fell in love with Edward Fairfax Rochester! So from then on this name has always held a special meaning for me, and it’s made even better by the fact that my grandfather is called Edward as well.
-- littlescarlett  5/22/2007
I have a friend named Edward and people call him Edo.
-- laurennicole  6/2/2007
Edward Rutledge was the South Carolina delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
-- Spider from Mars  6/22/2007
This name is quite common in Poland and is pronounced ED-vard. The diminutive form of this name is Edek, and pronounced ED-eck.
-- angolmois  6/28/2007
In the immensely popular anime Cowboy Bebop, Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV is the self-created name of one of the residents of the spaceship Bebop. Ed is an androgynous girl of around thirteen years of age with a genius hacking ability.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  8/2/2007
I love the name Edward as a middle name, it's ok as a first, but I like David Edward.
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2007
Edvard with v is a very common name in Scandinavia.
-- idaavd  10/9/2007
Edward "Ed" O'Brien is a member of the British band, Radiohead. He mainly plays guitar and adds effects.
-- scholasticastewart  11/11/2007
I love the name Edward. Especially for a middle name.
-- annie0302  1/2/2008
I've never liked Edward. I also hate the nicknames 'Ed' or 'Eddie.' I have a feeling that it's going to go up in popularity soon, due to the huge popularity of the Twilight books.
-- Skittsie13  1/20/2008
I absolutely love this name. It IS old fashioned, which is what I love about it.
-- wolvenkind  3/5/2008
This has suddenly grown on me! It sounds very 'English', regal but down-to-earth, and it has the adorable nicknames Ned and Ted.
-- aquamarina  3/10/2008
A famous bearer is American playwright Edward Albee (born March 12, 1928). He is best known for his various works including the Pulitzer Prize winners 'A Delicate Balance' (1966), 'Seascape' (1974), and 'Three Tall Women' (1990), as well as other plays including 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' (1962). He was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1996.
-- AndrewJKD  4/21/2008
Edward was the bumbling prince in the Disney film "Enchanted", played by James Marsden. Edward was also the shallow and vain character in the film "Penelope". Edward was also the hero of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. I used to not like this name, but all of a sudden I really love it, probably because of Edward from Twilight. The Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction author Garth Nix, famous for his books "Sabriel", "Shade's Children", and others, has two sons named Thomas and Edward. I think those are great names for siblings. I plan on having a cat named Edward in future.
-- harry_sent_me  4/29/2008
I never did like the name much. It's old-fashioned at this stage, and the full form sounds a bit snobby, whereas the nickname Ed rather makes me think of insufferable middle-aged guys who think they are absolutely hilarious and intelligent and that anyone who fails to laugh at their jokes has no sense of humor and that anyone who disagrees with them is an idiot.
-- slight night shiver  5/22/2008
The birth of the world's first test tube quintuplets is recorded in London, England. Alan, Brett, Connor, Douglas and Edward are the names chosen by parents Linda and Bruce Jacobssen.
-- Patricia Underwood  5/28/2008
I think Edward is a lovely name, very noble, respectable, and masculine. I somewhat dislike the inevitable nicknames Ed and Eddie, but its full form is quite nice. I don't know about anyone else reading this forum, but this name does not at all conjure up any images of pompous old men with ego issues, personally.
-- Pheadirean  7/19/2008
Famous bearer: Actor Eddie Constantinowskiy, born 29. October 1917, Los Angeles, California. Death 25. February 1993, Wiesbaden, Germany.
-- Emilie007  8/19/2008
I've recently fallen in love with this name because of the assocation with the character Edward Cullen from Twilight.
-- lkelly67  8/20/2008
Could there be a more perfect name than Edward? So strong, masculine and romantic! It has so many literature associations, and never seems overused or goes out of fashion. I can't imagine a boy called Edward growing up to be anything less than a gentleman. I love it, and will definitely use it on a future child - and NOT just because of my Twilight obsession!
-- Sophannagh  9/9/2008
I love this name! It reminds me of the awesome Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga! So edgy and masculine!
-- marythenamefairy  11/2/2008
I like the name Edward, but I wouldn't want to use it because of the association with Twilight. I liked Twilight, too, but I'm afraid there are going to be a lot of little Edwards running around in the next couple years. Plus, virtually everyone I know is going to think of Edward Cullen when they hear the name.
-- citizenchauvelin  12/7/2008
I've only known one kid named Edward, when I was in middle school. I love the name, although I have to say if they go by Eddie they aren't necessarily a gentleman. An Edward going by Eddie would generally strike me as being a goofball.
-- welovejamesarness  12/9/2008
Edward is not a name I would use. I'm sure the popularity of Twilight will cause the name to become popular. Ted can be used as a nickname for those who don't like Ed or Eddie.
-- RooRoo  12/16/2008
Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy is a famous bearer of this name.
-- RooRoo  12/16/2008
I like this name a lot but not because I'm an obsessed fan of Twilight, it's because it sounds very beautiful.
-- Anonymous User  12/18/2008
A famous bearer is Ed Westwick who plays Chuck in the Gossip Girl TV show.
-- krazykels  12/30/2008
I apologize to Twilight fans, but Edward Cullen has completely ruined the name for me.
-- CanadianChibi  1/3/2009
I used to think the name Edward was noble, if rigid and old-fashioned (and I hate the nicknames Ed and Eddy), but then came Twilight. Since I absolutely loathe the series, I can't really think of this name without everyone's favorite sparkling vampire coming to mind. I don't especially hate it, I just don't want to name a child (or character) after the star of the latest fad.
-- Wilted  1/7/2009
Wow, I remember when almost nobody knew about Twilight. And now, gahh. The series hasn't really ruined the name for me. I just don't think I'm going to name my kid this (if I have one.) Now I'm sick of Twilight, been reading it for too long, and now it's EVERYWHERE. But I do like how "Edward" rolls off the tongue.
-- VampireTears  1/21/2009
I used to really like this name, but now I detest its association with the Twilight books, which are very popular since the movie has been made. I disliked the books to begin with, but now since everyone is obsessed and can't seem to stop talking about it, it's ruined the name for me. I named my fish Edward after Henry VIII's son, and everyone thinks I named him after the vampire. It's absurd.
-- flamestar  2/25/2009
Edward Blake ("The Comedian") is a character in the "Watchmen" graphic novel and movie.
-- FMRadio  3/13/2009
I like this name, but I am totally put off by the Twilight association. Now I feel that everyone will be using it because of that silly movie.
-- bananarama  3/25/2009
I always thought Edward was such a lovely name. Then the Twilight series came out and now I'm sick of it. Not only that, but every teenage girl getting knocked up nowadays is naming her baby Edward or Isabella. Plus, if I have a boy, I wouldn't name him Edward and risk him getting laughed at in the future for supposedly being named after a Twilight character. Still, the name is still nice. But it'll be far too common within the next few years.
-- Carbon  5/18/2009
Twilight ruined this name for me. And, besides the terrible association, it sounds pretty old-fashioned.
-- Kerules  5/29/2009
The real name of Avi (a popular children and young adult author) is Edward Irving Wortis.
-- JaneIsNotPlain  5/31/2009
Twilight killed it. I don't think I have ever liked it because of how many WEIRD people I've meet and seen that have had such a name. I think Edward Elric makes it work better. I feel sorry for anyone who hates Twilight and has that name.
-- Gematachi  6/3/2009
I used to like this name after Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre, but now it's a Twilight thing! Agh. I do adore the Twilight books but now all you think of when you see the name Edward is a parasite! Edward in JE was musical. Not so was Cullen.
-- Emily Cheeseface  6/17/2009
I'm not going to be kind about this, but I really really dislike this name. I was never a fan of it, but now everybody loves it because of the Twilight series, which I do not in the slightest care for. This name reminds me of the fans who froth at the mouth lusting for a made-up vampire.
-- Anonymous User  7/26/2009
It's an ok name, but it just sounds old. It has a grown up feel to it (similar to Angela). If you give a boy this name, he might have to rely on nicknames to make it fit his age until he's old enough to fit the name (Like Eddy or Ed). Personally, I don't like giving a child a name that could lead to nicknames coming from it. I look for a balance in a name and this doesn't fit the balance I am looking for.
-- BlueSalvation  9/22/2009
Edward Said was a Palestinian American literary theorist, cultural critic, and an advocate for Palestinian rights.
-- ADT  10/4/2009
I really hate that that trash book Twilight ruined this name for me. I used to absolutely adore it, but it's almost on par with Harry. I cannot take anyone who names their child after Edward Cullen seriously.
-- slyboots  11/15/2009
I will forever associate this name with Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist. As such, I love this name, and not even the sparkling mess that is Twilight can ruin it for me.

Still, I wouldn't recommend using this name anytime soon, at least until the Twilight fad dies down. I pity the generation of Edwards named through Cullen envy.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2009
My father's name was Edward. As a child he was called Eddie and as an adult he was called Ed. Although I was never very fond of the name Edward, I am certainly considering using it as a middle name for a future son or possibly as a first name because I love the name Eddie.
-- avigailsmommy  11/23/2009
The fact that people are now criticising this name because of the silly teen pop culture phenomenon that is Twilight just goes to show what a puerile mentality a lot of people have.

Edward is a classic name and has been in common usage for well over a thousand years. Twilight has nothing to do with it.
-- Anonymous User  1/1/2010
Edward (Eddie) Brock is Venom in the Spider-Man 3 movie.
-- high_chronicles  1/2/2010
Edward Elgar, English composer.
-- Anonymous User  3/7/2010
I love this name, because it sounds elegant and I love old-fashioned names, but Twilight pretty much ruined it for me.
-- sunshinechild67  3/27/2010
Unfortunately for this name, which has enjoyed hundreds of years of history, it has been ruined in about two years by a paedophilic, sparkling, stalking undead vegetarian vampire.
-- WatashiWaImasen  7/5/2010
Ever since reading Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre the characters have become real to me. Edward was such a great, kind man, who, like Jane, looked into the soul, and not the social class of the person. Can you get more romantic than that? Edward is a definite. I never fancied the name Edward before, but Edward Fairfax Rochester has made me love it. So passionate, kind, caring, and true guardian.

The name Edward is great!
-- Anonymous User  7/21/2010
This name will surely rise in popularity thanks to Twilight. I think that's a great thing, because Edward is a great, solid, handsome, classic, dateless name.

We need more Edward's in this world, as opposed to other 'trendy' names like Aiden, which in 10 years will be so out of date, they will end up like the 80's Jennifer's et al.
-- blue_belle  8/11/2010
I just need to get this off of my chest:
NEWS FLASH! Just because you hear a name in a popular book doesn't make it the new best name ever! I truly feel sorry for all of the little Edwards, Isabellas, Jaspers, Alices, etc; who are being named after sparkling fictional characters in an erotic book. The names themselves are lovely, but Twilight has truly ruined all of the names associated with it for me, except for Alice, which I have always loved. Edward is a strong, gentlemanly name. Edward Cullen is a sparkly old guy obsessed with a teenager.
-- EchoSketcher  9/9/2010
I don't feel sorry for the Edwards. Correlation doesn't imply causation. I decided on Edward not because of Twilight. In States such as New York, New Jersey, and the Northeast, Edward is still in the top 100 in 2009. I feel more sorry for boys, who will become men who end up with cutesy-cutesy names such as Brodie and Cody. It's hard to switch to classical names such as Edward, because I used to like Brodie a lot too, but I would much prefer a gentleman named Edward than Cody! So moms, think it all the way through. I think the nickname Edwy is cute, but Edward is spectacular. It doesn't matter if names are popular, 200-100 year ago, most of the men were called John, William, and even Edward. They fared just fine. Instead, the unusual names were disadvantageous to some individuals, and they still are, to tell the truth.
-- Anonymous User  9/14/2010
I can care less about Twilight.
I think of Edward Rochester. Edward is the most handsome boy's name, in my opinion.
-- Anonymous User  11/21/2010
Twilight didn't really ruin it. I also think it sounds a little too formal to use as a first name for your little boy, but it makes a wonderful middle name. I like the combination Joseph Edward. But this really is a great name. Very noble and respectful.
-- Chrila96  12/3/2010
I personally find it very lame that people would hate this name just because of a freaking series. Get the hell over it, please.
I personally have always liked this name, personally because it was the name of one of my uncles that I was very close to, and also because it's the name of my grandfather.
-- Anonymous User  1/3/2011
This is a rather obscure bearer of the name, but there's a singer named Edward Ka-Spel. (His real surname's not Ka-Spel; it's really Sharpe.) He's from the band Legendary Pink Dots.
-- Pippin  2/7/2011
A fictional bearer is Edward Nygma, the Riddler, from the Batman comics.
-- Anonymous User  3/5/2011
My late grandfather was named Edward and I was almost given the name, I think I would have gone by Ted.

Honestly the whole Twilight thing doesn't bother me too much, it'll be gone in a few years anyway.
-- FlakyMatt  6/18/2011
Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979) was a British illustrator, painter, printmaker, and writer, best known as the illustrator of children's literature.
-- Anonymous User  8/26/2011
Edward Hodges Baily (1788-1867) was an English sculptor famous for the statue on Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square.
-- Anonymous User  9/3/2011
Edward Bawden (1903-1989) was a British watercolour painter, illustrator, and designer of posters, wallpaper, tapestries and theatre decor.
-- Anonymous User  9/8/2011
I once loved this name, due to Mr Rochester in Jane Eyre (though I was never a great fan of the book, in all. Always found Jane just too wrapped up in her morals, but I digress.) I would've happily named my child for it! Now, since that vile pile of tripe, Twilight, the wannabe-Byronic parasite bearer of this name has completely destroyed it for me. I can hardly speak the name from hatred. I despise the idea of taking my son out, and introducing him to someone, to hear them ask, "Like from Twilight?"
I wish I could plead with the deluded fanatics of that series not to name their child this, and ruin it further. If you want a boy's name from Twilight, go for something like Emmett.
-- xsai  9/9/2011
Edward Grimes and his identical twin brother John form Irish duo Jedward.
-- enchy  9/10/2011
I love the name Edward, it's so romantic and charming, but freakin' Edward Cullen ruined the taste of it.
-- blondieboo629  9/10/2011
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898) was an English painter, illustrator and designer, a key figure in the second phase of Pre-Raphaelitism.
-- Anonymous User  10/14/2011
Edward Burra (1905-1976) was an English painter, draughtsman and stage designer.
-- Anonymous User  10/14/2011
Edward Calvert (1799-1883) was an English painter and wood engraver.
-- Anonymous User  10/16/2011
A teasing nickname would be Ed-weird. No, thank you.
-- Bazinga  12/25/2011
Edward Norton is an American actor. He was born 1969 in Columbia, Maryland.
-- Anonymous User  4/30/2012
Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American actor and comedian. He was born 1961 in Brooklyn, New York.
-- Anonymous User  4/30/2012
Edward Morgan Forster (E. M. Forster) 1879-1970. The famous English author of 'A Room with a view" and "Where Angels Fear to Tread".
-- Anonymous User  5/13/2012
Edward "Ted" Kennedy (born 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts) was a United States Senator.
-- Anonymous User  5/31/2012
Edward was the oldest son of Edward II of England and his wife Isabelle of France. He later became King Edward III.
-- CarolinW  6/9/2012
King Edward VII of UK was the oldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
-- CarolinW  6/9/2012
Edward of Middleham (1473-1484) was the only son of King Richard III of England and his wife Anne Neville. He died young.
-- CarolinW  6/10/2012
Edward V of England was the oldest son of King Edward IV of England and his wife Elizabeth Woodville. He was one of the "Princes of the Tower", who disappeared after being taken to the Tower of London.
-- CarolinW  6/10/2012
Edward was the fourth son of King George III of the UK and his wife Charlotte. He later married and his only child was later Queen Victoria of UK.
-- CarolinW  6/11/2012
Edward was the name of the fourth son of King Edward I of England and his wife Eleanor of Castile. He later became King Edward II of England.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Edward was the oldest son of King Edward III of England and his wife Philippa of Hainaut. He was known as the "Black Prince".
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Edward (1453-1471) was the only son of King Henry VI and his wife Margaret of Anjou. He was killed at age 17.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Edward Antony Richard Louis (born 1964) is the youngest son of current Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and her husband Philip. He is married and has two children (Louise & James).
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Edward (1382-1382) was the oldest son of King Henry IV of England and his wife Mary. He died young.
-- CarolinW  6/17/2012
Edward Masterman is one of the characters of Agatha Christie's famous novel "Murder on the Orient Express".
-- CarolinW  6/17/2012
Edward (1894-1972) was the oldest son of King George V of Great Britain and his wife Mary of Teck. He later became King Edward VIII, but abdicated in 1936.
-- CarolinW  6/18/2012
I only like this for a middle name. Every time I look at it I think about a sarcastic man thanks to Twilight and Jane Eyre.
-- 555jazzy  7/20/2012
I've changed how I feel about this name. For awhile I loved it, but then Twilight in its horrible temporary popularity ruined any good impressions from it. And what a shame, since it's a great name with a lot of history to it. Now, after Twilight has pretty much stopped being relevant anymore (was it ever though?) and I've enjoyed the series Fullmetal Alchemist, this reminds me much more of the awesome Edward Elric than the sparkling vampire. I plan on using this name in the future, but maybe as a middle name instead of a first name.
-- sunshinechild67  11/3/2012
Four words: "Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy!"
-- StarMoon  12/29/2012
Edward is one of my favorite boys names and is my grandfathers name. This is a classic name with a great meaning that stands the test of time. It's one of those names that is beyond trends in my opinion, like Catherine and Elizabeth for girls. Even though Edward Cullen has colored some people's perception of the name it remains a classic. One possible nickname that has not been mentioned is Ward, which has a retro, hipster vibe to it. Personally I like just Edward, no nicknames.
-- kateri17  3/3/2013
I don't like this name. I prefer Eduardo. This name always reminds me of Edward Cullen sparkling in the sunlight. I would rather not think of a character from those stupid Twilight books.
-- Buneary  3/13/2013
I love this name! It sounds strong and handsome. This name is special to me because it is my Grandfather's name. He is very nice. This name may be old fashioned, but it is still great.
-- MeinNameIstMelissa  6/13/2013
I never read the entire Twilight series, but I know enough about it to dislike the concept. I don't like the fact that anytime anyone or anything is named Edward, vampire fans will go nuts.

I think, with no revolting thoughts of vampires involved, that the name Edward is handsome and strong. It's wonderful, and I like the nicknames Eddie, Ed, or Ned for it.
-- Strangak  6/15/2013
When I think of it, I don't think of Twilight. I think of Edward Travilla, Elsie Dinsmore's wise and noble, yet good-natured and lovable, son, and the husband of Zoe Love, in the Elsie Dinsmore books.
-- Strangak  6/15/2013
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn was the fourth son of King George III of the United Kingdom and the father of Queen Victoria. The Canadian province of Prince Edward Island and the Canadian town of Prince Edward County are named after him.
-- sambchop  6/22/2013
Sir Ernest Edward "Weary" Dunlop, AC, CMG, OBE (1907 –1993) was an Australian surgeon who was renowned for his leadership while being held prisoner by the Japanese during World War II. He was known by his second name, Edward.
-- Anonymous User  3/12/2014
Personally I love this name; it is my absolute favourite and I would definitely consider naming my first born son Edward. It ages nicely from Ed or Teddy as a child to Edward as an adult. It sounds handsome and suave but not in your face.
-- Lauradj  3/29/2014

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