US Popularity:878
Origin:British
Meaning:wealthy spear
Your first thoughts on hearing this name might be of ravens and tell-tale hearts, but Edgar has a royal history going back to Anglo-Saxon England. This Old English boy's name means "wealthy spear," and is made up of the words êad, which means "riches," and gâr, meaning "spear." Your first thoughts on hearing this name might lean towards the gothic, but Edgar has a royal history going back to Anglo-Saxon England. It was used by a king and saint, Edgar the Peaceful, in the 10th century, but author and poet Edgar Allan Poe is by far the most famous bearer of this classic name.

Famous People Named Edgar

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Edgar
    Aelfgifu and King Edmund I
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Author, Poet
  • Edgar Martinez
    Baseball Player
  • Edgar Ramirez
    Actor
  • Edgar Wright
    Director

Edgar Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Edgar is currently #1603 on The Bump
Boy:Edgar is currently #888 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Edgar is currently #878 in U.S. births
Boy:Edgar is currently #435 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
#435
in 2023
- 17
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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