Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈiː.dɪθ/(English) /ˈeː.dɪt/(German) EH-dit(Swedish)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the Old English name Eadgyð, derived from the elements ead "wealth, fortune" and guð "battle". It was popular among Anglo-Saxon royalty, being borne for example by Saint Eadgyeth;, the daughter of King Edgar the Peaceful. It was also borne by the Anglo-Saxon wife of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto I. 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, Editha, Edytha(English) Editha(German) 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


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious  

Name Days

Austria: August 9
Austria: September 16
Austria: December 8
Estonia: May 14


Entry updated December 7, 2022