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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. EE-dith(English)
EH-dit(German, Swedish)
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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.

Related Names

VariantsEdythe, Edytha(English) Edit(Swedish)
DiminutivesEdie(English) Ditte(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesEadgyð(Anglo-Saxon) Edita(Croatian) Edita(Czech) Édith(French) Edit(Hungarian) Edīte(Latvian) Edita(Lithuanian) Eda(Medieval English) Edyta(Polish) Edite(Portuguese) Edita(Serbian) Edita(Slovak) Edita(Slovene)
Same SpellingÉdith

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Name Days

Estonia: May 14
France: September 16

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