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The name Edward is of Old English origin, and means guardian of wealth.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Edward has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Edward
Use of the Name Edward for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
1,251,882 440,843 121,997 35,484 16,231 6,180 3,090
The table below indicates the number of times the name Edward has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Edward
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880112,3649884
1881102,177  
1882112,4779465
1883112,2507667
1884112,4397539
1885112,220  
1886112,31370311
1887102,12570311
1888112,4709129
1889102,30076512
1890112,28276613
1891111,989  
1892112,417  
189392,31097310
1894112,17986513
1895102,20290313
189692,297  
189792,121  
189892,337  
189991,901  
190092,726  
190191,917  
190292,294  
190392,268  
190492,334  
190592,365  
190692,396  
190792,576  
190892,705  
190992,929  
191093,403  
191194,156  
191287,92998227
191389,46981142
1914812,31385248
1915815,88790853
1916817,024  
1917817,50188062
1918819,51990962
1919818,52687165
1920820,09891064
1921820,78882580
1922820,43975594
1923820,59183078
1924921,12475597
1925920,042710108
19261019,387686114
19271019,099685112
19281018,453600137
19291017,202601130
19301017,284678102
19311115,619665100
19321115,16872287
19331113,74986660
19341313,91984266
19351313,81882469
19361314,17083965
19371314,90191257
19381314,54394457
19391514,43699051
19401614,419  
19411715,539  
19421717,46195567
19431817,634  
19441816,445  
19451815,860  
19461918,485  
19471920,500  
19481918,891  
19492119,104  
19502218,715  
19512319,807  
19522319,516  
19532318,960  
19542219,466  
19552519,239  
19562519,395  
19572518,692  
19582817,341  
19592716,921  
19602616,574  
19612915,865  
19622915,514  
19632715,313  
19642715,585  
19652914,395  
19663013,268  
19673112,665  
19683112,265  
19693212,465  
19703112,277  
19713211,043  
1972349,287  
1973398,352  
1974407,813  
1975417,366  
1976447,048  
1977476,839  
1978476,458  
1979486,866  
1980526,751  
1981516,641  
1982536,270  
1983555,993  
1984585,903  
1985595,844  
1986605,770  
1987615,898  
1988625,780  
1989625,849  
1990685,730  
1991685,563  
1992705,221  
1993784,777  
1994844,523  
1995884,130  
1996954,073  
19971003,905  
19981063,562  
19991033,583  
20001083,470  
20011133,360  
20021213,221  
20031303,090  
20041293,090  
Totals:  1,251,882 2,271

During the last 125 years, parents have used Edward as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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