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PronouncedPron.EE-d!th English
E-dit GermanSwedish

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.
VariantsEdythe, Edytha English Edit Swedish
DiminutivesEdie English Ditte Danish
Other Languages & CulturesEadgyð 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   Contribute