Namesakes

Australian Prime Ministers: 2 prime ministers
Harold Holt (a.k.a. Edward)   1966-1967  
Gough Whitlam (a.k.a. Edward)   1972-1975  
British Prime Ministers: 2 prime ministers
Edward Smith-Stanley   1852; 1858-1859; 1866-1868  
Edward Heath   1970-1974  
English and British Kings and Queens: 11 kings
King Edward the Elder   899-924  
King Edward the Martyr   975-978  
King Edward the Confessor   1042-1066  
King Edward I Longshanks   1272-1307  
King Edward II   1307-1327  
King Edward III   1327-1377  
King Edward IV   1461-1470; 1471-1483  
King Edward V   1483  
King Edward VI   1547-1553  
King Edward VII   1901-1910  
King Edward VIII   1936  
Fictional Characters from Books: 3 characters, 1 hero
Edward Ferrars   1811   Sense and Sensibility  
Edward Fairfax Rochester   1847   Jane Eyre  
Henry Jekyll (a.k.a. Edward)   1886   Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde  
Edward Cullen   2005   Twilight  
Fictional Characters from Movies: 1 hero
Edward Scissorhands   1990   Edward Scissorhands  
Fictional Characters from Television: 1 character
Eli Sammler (a.k.a. Edward)   1999   Once and Again  
Hall-of-Famers: 3 basketball
(basketball) Ed Macauley (a.k.a. Edward)   1960  
(basketball) Ed Wachter (a.k.a. Edward)   1961  
(basketball) Edward "Moose" Krause   1975  
Irish High Kings: 1 king
King Eideard Bruis (a.k.a. Edward)   1316-1318  
Nobel Prize Winners: 7 medicine, 3 physics, 2 economics
(medicine) Edward Adelbert Doisy   1943  
(physics) Edward Victor Appleton   1947  
(medicine) Edward Calvin Kendall   1950  
(physics) Edward Mills Purcell   1952  
(medicine) Edward Lawrie Tatum   1958  
(medicine) Salvador Luria (a.k.a. Edward)   1969  
(economics) James Meade (a.k.a. Edward)   1977  
(medicine) Joseph Murray (a.k.a. Edward)   1990  
(physics) Richard E. Taylor (a.k.a. Edward)   1990  
(medicine) Edward B. Lewis   1995  
(medicine) John Sulston (a.k.a. Edward)   2002  
(economics) Edward C. Prescott   2004  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 7 actors, 1 comedian/actor
Edward G. Robinson   1893-1973  
Macdonald Carey (a.k.a. Edward)   1913-1994  
Morton Lowry (a.k.a. Edward)   1914-1987  
Edward Herrmann   1943-2014  
Ben Stiller (a.k.a. Edward)   1965-  
Edward Norton   1969-  
Joel McHale (a.k.a. Edward)   1971-  
Edward Furlong   1977-  
Notable Artists: 4 painters
Édouard Manet (a.k.a. Edward)   1832-1883  
Edvard Munch (a.k.a. Edward)   1863-1944  
Edward Hopper   1882-1967  
Edward Ruscha   1937-  
Notable Athletes: 4 basketball, 1 baseball, 1 ice hockey, 1 rugby, 1 soccer
(basketball) Ed Wachter (a.k.a. Edward)   1883-1966  
(basketball) Edward "Moose" Krause   1913-1992  
(basketball) Ed Macauley (a.k.a. Edward)   1928-2011  
(ice hockey) Garnet Bailey (a.k.a. Edward)   1948-2001  
(baseball) Jayson Nix (a.k.a. Edward)   1982-  
(rugby) Netani Talei (a.k.a. Edward)   1983-  
(basketball) James Harden (a.k.a. Edward)   1989-  
(soccer) Curtis Good (a.k.a. Edward)   1993-  
Notable Businesspeople: 3 businesspersons
Edward Harland   1831-1895  
Edward Beale McLean   1889-1941  
Warren Buffett (a.k.a. Edward)   1930-  
Notable Evildoers: 1 pirate
Edward Teach "Blackbeard"   c. 1680-1718  
Notable Explorers and Adventurers: 1 explorer
William Edward Parry   1790-1855  
Notable Filmmakers: 1 screenwriter/producer/director
Christopher Nolan (a.k.a. Edward)   1970-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 1 radio/television
(radio/television) Edward R. Murrow   1908-1965  
Notable Journalists: 1 television
(television) Edward R. Murrow   1908-1965  
Notable Musicians: 3 composers, 3 musicians, 1 singer
Edvard Grieg (a.k.a. Edward)   1843-1907   classical  
Edward Elgar   1857-1934   classical  
Edward MacDowell   1860-1908     
Edward "Duke" Ellington   1899-1974     
Chuck Berry (a.k.a. Edward)   1926-2017   rock  
Eddie Clarke (a.k.a. Edward)   1950-2018     
Mark E. Smith (a.k.a. Edward)   1957-2018     
Notable Philosophers and Thinkers: 1 philosopher
G. E. Moore (a.k.a. Edward)   1873-1958  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 1 astronomer, 1 astronomer/physicist, 1 biologist, 1 physicist
Edward Jenner   1749-1823  
Edward Charles Pickering   1846-1919  
Edward Teller   1908-2003  
Carl Sagan (a.k.a. Edward)   1934-1996  
Notable Writers: 1 author
E. M. Forster (a.k.a. Edward)   1879-1970  
Olympic Medalists: 14 bronze, 13 gold, 13 silver, 3 silver/bronze, 2 bronze/gold, 2 gold/bronze, 1 bronze/silver/gold
(silver/bronze) Alphonzo Bell (a.k.a. Edward)   1904   tennis  
(bronze) Lawrence Feuerbach (a.k.a. Edward)   1904   shot put  
(gold) George Larner (a.k.a. Edward)   1908   10 mile walk; 3500 m walk  
(bronze) Edward Spencer   1908   10 mile walk  
(bronze) Edward Archibald   1908   pole vault  
(silver/bronze) Edward Owen   1908; 1912   5 miles; 3000 m team  
(gold) Edward Cooke   1908   pole vault  
(bronze/gold) Ed Lindberg (a.k.a. Edward)   1912   400 m; 4x400 m relay  
(silver) Charles Edward Blewitt   1920   3000 m team  
(bronze) Harold Annison (a.k.a. Edward)   1920   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Percival Peter (a.k.a. Edward)   1920   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(silver) Edward Gourdin   1924   long jump  
(bronze) Edward Toms   1924   4x400 m relay  
(bronze) Edward Kirby   1924   3000 m team  
(gold) Charley Borah (a.k.a. Edward)   1928   4x100 m relay  
(silver/bronze) Jack London (a.k.a. Edward)   1928   100 m; 4x100 m relay  
(gold) Ed Hamm (a.k.a. Edward)   1928   long jump  
(bronze) Edward Smouha   1928   4x100 m relay  
(gold) Ed Gordon (a.k.a. Edward)   1932   long jump  
(silver) Edward Dawson   1936   basketball  
(gold) Glenn Morris (a.k.a. Edward)   1936   decathlon  
(silver) Malcolm Wiseman (a.k.a. Edward)   1936   basketball  
(silver) Edward O'Brien   1936   4x400 m relay  
(bronze) John Salisbury (a.k.a. Edward)   1956   4x400 m relay  
(silver) Eddie Southern (a.k.a. Edward)   1956   400 m hurdles  
(bronze/silver/gold) Frank McKinney Jr. (a.k.a. Edward)   1956; 1960   swimming - 100 m backstroke; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(gold) Stephen Clark (a.k.a. Edward)   1964   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(silver) Edward Caruthers Jr.   1968   high jump  
(bronze/gold) Charles Greene (a.k.a. Edward)   1968   100 m; 4x100 m relay  
(gold) Lee Evans (a.k.a. Edward)   1968   400 m; 4x400 m relay  
(bronze) James Henry (a.k.a. Edward)   1968   diving - springboard  
(bronze) John Ferris (a.k.a. Edward)   1968   swimming - 200 m butterfly; swimming - 200 m medley  
(gold) Vincent Matthews (a.k.a. Edward)   1968; 1972   4x400 m relay; 400 m  
(gold) Eddie Hart (a.k.a. Edward)   1972   4x100 m relay  
(silver) Martin Reynolds (a.k.a. Edward)   1972   4x400 m relay  
(silver) Ed Ratleff (a.k.a. Edward)   1972   basketball  
(silver) Tom Henderson (a.k.a. Edward)   1972   basketball  
(gold) Harvey Glance (a.k.a. Edward)   1976   4x100 m relay  
(silver) Alan Mouchawar (a.k.a. Edward)   1988   water polo  
(silver) Craig Klass (a.k.a. Edward)   1988   water polo  
(bronze) Charles Smith IV (a.k.a. Edward)   1988   basketball  
(gold/bronze) Mark Lenzi (a.k.a. Edward)   1992; 1996   diving - springboard  
(bronze) Jayson Nix (a.k.a. Edward)   2008   baseball  
(gold/bronze) Ed Clancy (a.k.a. Edward)   2008; 2012   cycling - track  
(bronze) Edward Gal   2012   equestrian  
(gold) Ed McKeever (a.k.a. Edward)   2012   canoe sprint  
(silver) Trey Hardee (a.k.a. Edward)   2012   decathlon  
(gold) James Harden (a.k.a. Edward)   2012   basketball  
Other Leaders: 1 prime minister/president
Prime Minister/President Éamon de Valera (a.k.a. Edward)   1937-1948; 1951-1954; 1957-1959; 1959-1973   Ireland  
Other Royalty: 1 prince
Edward, Earl of Wessex   1964-   United Kingdom  
Portuguese Kings and Queens: 1 king
King Duarte the Philosopher (a.k.a. Edward)   1433-1438  
Pulitzer Award Winners: 1 winner
Edward P. Jones   2004   The Known World  
Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers: 1 musician
Chuck Berry (a.k.a. Edward)   1986  
Saints: 15 blessed, 3 saints
Saint Edward the Martyr   c. 962-978  
Saint Edward the Confessor   1003-1066  
Blessed Edward Powell   ?-1540  
Blessed Edward Burden   1540-1588  
Blessed Edward Stransham   1557-1586  
Blessed Edward Osbaldeston   1560-1594  
Blessed Edward Oldcorne   1561-1606  
Blessed Edward Thwing   1565-1600  
Saint Ambrose Edward Barlow   1585-1641  
Blessed Edward Campion   ?-1588  
Blessed Edward James   ?-1588  
Blessed Edward Shelley   ?-1588  
Blessed Edward Jones   ?-1590  
Blessed Edward Waterson   ?-1593  
Blessed Edward Bamber   1600-1646  
Blessed Edward Coleman   ?-1678  
Blessed Edward Poppe   1890-1924  
Blessed Piotr Edward Dankowski   1908-1942  
Scottish Kings and Queens: 1 king
King Edward Balliol   1332-1336  
Shakespearian Characters: 4 characters
Prince Edward of Westminster   Henry VI (3); Richard III  
Edward Poins   Henry IV (1); Henry IV (2)  
Edward IV   Henry VI (2); Henry VI (3); Richard III  
Prince Edward   Richard III