Origin:British
Popularity:805
Meaning:wealthy spear
What exactly is a wealthy spear? Well, Edgar’s meaning is most likely associated with a prosperous and skilled spearman during the Middle Ages. Especially popular today with Latino parents, Edgar was the name of kings and a famous poet (Edgar Allan Poe) and has been a mainstay on the baby-name charts since the 19th century. Like the prefix for Edwin, its meaning is based on the Old English “ead,” meaning “wealthy”; the second half, “gar,” means “spear.”

Famous Edgars

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

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Source: Social Security Administration

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