Given Name EDITH

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: EE-dith (English), E-dit (German, Swedish)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Old English name Eadgyð, derived from the elements ead "wealth, fortune" and gyð "war". It was popular among Anglo-Saxon royalty, being borne for example by Saint Eadgyeth;, the daughter of King Edgar the Peaceful. The name remained common after the Norman conquest. It became rare after the 15th century, but was revived in the 19th century.
VARIANTS: Edythe, Edytha (English), Edit (Swedish)
DIMINUTIVES: Edie (English), Ditte (Danish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Eadgyð (Anglo-Saxon), Edita (Croatian), Edita (Czech), Édith (French), Edit (Hungarian), Edita (Lithuanian), Eda (Medieval English), Edyta (Polish), Edite (Portuguese), Edita (Slovak), Edita (Slovene)


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Entry updated December 3, 2014