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Gender Masculine
Usage English
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of EDWARD or EDMUND. It has been used since the 14th century, and may have had root in the medieval affectionate phrase mine Ed, which was later reinterpreted as my Ned.
VariantsEd, Eddie, Eddy, Ted, Teddie, Teddy
Other Languages & CulturesEadmund, Eadweard(Anglo-Saxon) Eduard, Edvard(Armenian) Edorta(Basque) Eduard(Catalan) Eduard, Edi(Croatian) Eduard, Edvard(Czech) Edvard(Danish) Eduard, Ed, Eddy, Ward(Dutch) Eduard(Estonian) Edvard, Eetu(Finnish) Edmond, Édouard, Edmé(French) Eduard(Georgian) Edmund, Eduard(German) Ekewaka(Hawaiian) Eduárd, Edvárd, Ödön, Ede, Ödi(Hungarian) Eadbhárd, Éamonn, Éamon, Eamon(Irish) Edmondo, Edoardo(Italian) Edmunds, Eduards, Edijs, Edvards(Latvian) Edmao, Mao(Limburgish) Edmundas(Lithuanian) Edvard(Norwegian) Edmund, Edward(Polish) Duarte, Edmundo, Eduardo, Dado, Du, Duda, Dudu, Edu(Portuguese) Eduard(Romanian) Eduard(Russian) Eideard(Scottish) Eduard(Slovak) Edvard, Edi(Slovene) Edmundo, Eduardo, Edu, Lalo(Spanish) Edvard(Swedish)

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