Edith: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Edith

Derived from the Old English Ēadgyđ, Eadgyth, this name is composed of the elements ēad (prosperity, fortune) and gyđ, gyth (war, strife), giving it the name "prosperous in war.” Obviously no one wants their kid in battle, but it’s good to know that when faced with a fight, your Edith is going to come out on the winning side, right?

Nicknames:

Edie, Edy.

Famous people named Edith:

Actress Edith “Edie” Falco; actress and model Edith “Edie” Sedgwick; first Miss America Edith Hyde Robbins Macartney; Edith Wilson, first lady and wife of Woodrow Wilson; Edith Roosevelt, first lady and wife of Theodore Roosevelt; Edith Frank, German mother of diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank; novelist Edith Wharton; daughter of actress Cate Blanchett.

Fun fact:

Fictional Ediths in movie and TV shows include Edith Bunker, Archie's wife on TV's All in the Family; Edith Crawley, a character on TV's Downton Abbey; and Edith, the little girl in the animated movie Despicable Me.

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