To all those Anonymous Users who despise Edgar, I think I know why you are Anonymous. Be more polite and respectful next time, Edgar is a handsome name! Totally reminds me of a blonde-haired boy who is really popular and cool. Why do you think all Edgars are ugly? That is a stereotype, people.
Crystal_Fox  4/16/2021
This name seems to be somewhat popular with Hispanic people, the few Edgar's I have come across were all of Hispanic origins.
harathor  3/21/2021
Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author of Tarzan and series of books has this name.
harathor  3/20/2021
ciara23  3/20/2021
Name of the day: 3/20/2021.
Crystal_Fox  3/20/2021
Also Provençal: --- Source: Institut d'Estudis Occitans
Frollein Gladys  3/10/2021
Brawl Stars has a character named Edgar. Let's face it. He's an angry kid. He also likes parkour.
That's all (He punches people with a scarf).

Sorry I don't think this should be here.
TryingToEnjoyLife  3/4/2021
Edgar Linton is a character in Emily Bronte's classic novel, Wuthering Heights.
Crystal_Fox  3/2/2021
Really handsome and sophisticated.
― Anonymous User  1/24/2021
Edgar Cayce.
noisynora  11/29/2020
My least favorite name! Edgar the Easter bunny gave Pinkalicious food she didn't like, which is my pet peeve.
Elyllabethannie  11/20/2020
This name sounds extremely gothic/Victorian. Whether you like that or not is up to you. I personally don't have an issue with it.
circuitboardheart  11/9/2020
I prefer Ed but I’d prefer it spelt “Edd”.
― Anonymous User  11/3/2020
Also Estonian:
Frollein Gladys  7/22/2020
This is horrible in my opinion.
Anders1234  7/15/2020
Edgar is the name of a character from the King's Quest series of computer games. He is introduced in the fourth game as the son of the evil fairy Lolotte, and assists and falls in love with the protagonist Rosella. He reappears in the seventh game, where it is revealed that he is actually the son of King Oberon and Queen Titania and was kidnapped and turned ugly by Lolotte as an infant.
Buneary  6/8/2020
Interestingly, my American South husband has this extremely British name. I really like how old-fashioned and sweet it sounds, though I think maybe I like "Edwin" even better. I love it though.
minimacaw  4/16/2020
Edgar Morin (born Edgar Nahoum in 1921) is a French philosopher and sociologist who has been internationally recognized for his work on complexity and "complex thought" (pensée complexe), and for his scholarly contributions to such diverse fields as media studies, politics, sociology, visual anthropology, ecology, education, and systems biology. He holds degrees in history, economics, and law. Though less well known in the anglophone world due to the limited availability of English translations of his over 60 books, Morin is renowned in the French-speaking world, Europe, and Latin America.
Felie  2/28/2020
It's not actually that bad.
― Anonymous User  12/5/2019
I like this name because it sounds handsome and sophisticated.
someone-  10/24/2019
Personally, I see Edgar as a sort of gentle, intriguing name. It's a little dark and mysterious, whilst also having a kind of caring impression.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2019
A very dated, old-mannish name. It also sounds rather sinister, and that it without even referencing Edgar Allan Poe. This name needs to be left in the past where it belongs.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2019
According to, there are six people in the U.S. named Edgar Edgar.
Kosta  4/8/2019
Edgar is PewDiePie's pug.
edg0123  3/7/2019
Edgar, while not my “cup of tea” is a name that I view with much potential. Yes, I shall acknowledge that it might
give the impression of seeming phonetically “harsh”, but one could argue that it is that very aspect which allows an added degree of “masculine” strength which may be the perceived charm that others might view of it.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2019
My middle name is Edgar, and I still can't decide if I like it or not. Never put much thought to it since I never use it, even in signature. Another here suggested the nickname "Gar", which I would like to use if it were my first name.
VAspeed3  2/6/2019
While Edgar is an old English name, with historical pedigree and many notable namesakes both real and fictional, I think it sounds rather harsh, and I definitely prefer Edward and Edmund.
― Anonymous User  11/5/2018
In 2018, 5 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Edgar who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 498th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
Very frumpy sounding.
kayisforkeen  9/25/2018
There's a rather old youtube meme about a kid named Edgar, see here: He even has his own Wikipedia page: It's popular in Mexico, and it's been parodied heavily and whatnot.
TanorFaux  3/20/2018
I think this name sounds harsh as hell. A very ugly and weird name.
Luvbug86  2/24/2018
I really like this name for its old world charm and Eddy isn’t a bad nickname either.
Goldcrown  1/25/2018
I married an Edgar. As a child, he wasn't at all appreciative. Friends called him Eggy, or Ed_ja. I love the name and as an adult, so does my husband. Most of the time I call him Eddy. However, his direct family always call him Edgar, as do I when I am with them.
Hazel _UK  10/8/2017
Edgar Prib is a Russian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga.

Prib was born in Russia, and emigrated to Germany at the age of 2. He is eligible for the Russian and German national teams, but has stated he dreams of representing Russia internationally.
lilolaf  2/11/2017
Edgar Schneider is a retired German football player. He spent 4 seasons in the Bundesliga with FC Bayern Munich.
lilolaf  2/11/2017
Edgar Demange (1841-1925) was a famous French lawyer.
Maxine J. Rolland  1/20/2017
I love Edgar, I don't know why! It's my name! But I don't care if you speak bad about it because I like it. Ooooh, King Edgar the peaceful.
Patson eddie  1/9/2017
I personally love the name because of the meaning and it is also my name.
Edgar j  11/14/2016
I love the name Edgar! It's a very cute, classy and strong name for a guy! :D I heard this name from reading and learning about the play King Lear by William Shakespeare.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2015
I adore this name, but hate the nickname "Eddie", so I'll be using the nickname "Teddy" as others have done with "Edward" or "Edmund."
― Anonymous User  2/13/2015
I think that Edgar is a very nice name, but I prefer Edward.
hkols  11/3/2014
Nine years of comments, and no one's mentioned yet that J. Edgar Hoover was the longtime director the FBI?
― Anonymous User  9/3/2014
I like Edge as a nickname for Edgar. I've also seen Gar used as a nickname.
shadow1999  11/6/2013
I think this is a good, strong name for a boy, although I don't care for the nickname of "ed" or "eddie".
autumn23  3/31/2013
Name of the Day: March 20, 2013.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2013
The greedy butler from the Disney movie "The Aristocats" was named Edgar.
HetaliaGirl1  3/20/2013
Edgar (1667-1671) was the son of King James II of Great Britain and his first wife Anne Hyde.
CarolinW  6/18/2012
I'm pretty sure the English king Edgar is not regarded as a saint (his daughter Edith of Wilton however, is). The only King of England who is a saint is Edward the Confessor. [noted -ed]
goricar  6/17/2012
A lot of people find this name ugly, but I completely disagree. Edgar is a strong, dignified name that needs to make a comeback. I can see it working on a young boy, and would love to use it on a son.
the_awesome_elf  3/2/2012
There is a character with this name in the video game Final Fantasy 6.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2012
While I thought at first that I didn't like this name because it was too stuffy and "old man-ish", the more I think about it the more I like it. I agree with a previous commenter that it feels quiet and dignified, but I can see this name on a rowdy young boy as well, and although it is old fashioned and not in much use nowadays I think it'd be wonderful to meet a little Edgar... unfortunately I doubt I'd be able to convince my fiance to give this name to our son.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2011
Edgar Frog is one of the teenage vampire killers in The Lost Boys.
Ryry1996  7/4/2011
This is such a quiet, dignified name. Beats Edward any time.
Elizabeth Jane  6/4/2011
This name is kind of hard to pronounce.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2011
I think it's a cool name. I've always been fond of old fashioned names (not all of them, though), and this fits better on an adult in my opinion. Eddie or Ed is a cute nickname for him while he's little, though.
Black_X  5/11/2010
I don't like the sound of this name very much.
Athena Nike  3/20/2010
Edgar Stark is a character in Patrick McGrath's novel ASYLUM, played by Marton Csokas in the film with Natasha Richardson as his lover. One word for this Edgar - HOT! Watch it and you'll see what I mean.
littlescarlett  5/27/2009
I know someone named Edgar, and everyone who meets him is all like, "Wow your name is Edgar? That's really cool!" It's unique and interesting.

P.S: The Edgar I know is a 13 year old boy.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2008
In King Lear, one of Gloucester's sons (the legitimate one) is named Edgar.
Pippin  3/20/2008
Edgar is also used in Spanish and is pronounced the same way as the French pronunciation.
― Anonymous User  2/25/2008
Edgar is also used in Portuguese-speaking countries.
― Anonymous User  1/14/2008
I don't like this name at all. I had a great-uncle named Edgar. When I was a child I couldn't say "Edgar" so I called him "Uncle Egger." Maybe that's why this name always makes me think of egg salad.
queenv  10/12/2007
This name is cool. It sounds English to me (don't ask me why), but of course, my friend is of a Spanish background.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2007
Edgar Wright is an English film and television director. He is most famous as the director and co-writer of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and the surreal TV series Spaced.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2007
Whenever I see this name, I think of Edgar from the musical Bat Boy.
sqirrlie  7/1/2007
A famous bearer: Edgar Davids (born 13th March, 1973 in Paramaribo, Surinam) is a Dutch professional football player.
Maggie_Simpson  6/28/2007
I'm not sure why, but this is a name I like. It could be because Edgar Linton in "Wuthering Heights" is so kind and gentle. Edgar somehow sounds as gentle and elegant.
littlescarlett  4/30/2007
I LOVE this name! Although that may be because of my intense love for E. A. Poe.
Emmasj  3/8/2007
I think this name is dashing and sophisticated. It would be nice to see it on a little boy as well as a man.
black_lace  2/9/2007
Edgar is the name of Hope's stuffed pelican in 'Hope was Here'.
7up  1/6/2007
I think this is a very sophisticated yet full of youth kind of name. I personally love all the old British names.
alexinwonderland  12/30/2006
Ha, I love it how some countries stereotype all British people to speak with posh accents and have names like Edgar. Check popularity charts, there's more Jacks and Lewis than Edgars. In fact I don't even know any elderly British people with this name. Nice stereotyping. Keep it up! *rolls eyes*
― Anonymous User  2/20/2007
Oy, Edgar IS an old British name. OLD. And it does not necessarily mean 'old people' old. It WAS pretty common in the 1800's. Same in America, of course, but I don't think it ever quite reached as high as in Britain. Might want to re-think that comment, eh? *rolls eyes tauntingly*
stormy_lovegood  8/12/2007
Edgar is the name of the scheming uncle in the movie 'Ella Enchanted'. He is played by Cary Elwes. (This character appears no where in the book.)
― Anonymous User  9/6/2006
Edgar is the misterious character in Shakespeare's "King Lear" who represents the sub-plot of the play.
rosco kid  5/1/2006
Edgar is the name of the evil butler in Disney's "The Aristocats" movie.
breakofday  12/30/2005
Famous bearer is Edgar Allan Poe, a genius but slightly insane poet and short story writer.
iamkristen  7/8/2005
A character in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights bears this name.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2005

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