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.
- EdgarAelfgifu and King Edmund I
- Edgar Allan PoeAuthor, Poet
- Edgar MartinezBaseball Player
- Edgar RamirezActor
- Edgar WrightDirector
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