Edgar: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Edgar

An Old English name meaning “wealthy spearman.” Not sure spearman is exactly something to aspire to be these days, but wealthy is a perk.

Nicknames:

Ed, Eddie, Ned.

Famous people named Edgar:

Writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe; psychic Edgar Cayce; musician Edgar Winter; novelist (and creator of Tarzan) Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Fun fact:

Edgar is the name of a main character in Shakespeare’s King Lear.

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