- Edelmiro (eh-del-MEER-oh, Spanish)--from Germanic, "noble and famous"
- Eder (eh-dehr, Basque)--"handsome"
- Edgar (ED-gar, English)--from Germanic, "blessed spear". Other forms include Edgard (French) and Edgardo (Spanish)
- Edis (EH-dees, Norwegian)--form of Giles/Aegidius. Older form is Edias.
- Edison (ED-ih-son, English)
- Ediz (eh-DEEZ, Turkish)--"high"
- Edlef (ED-lef, Germanic)--"blessed wolf"
- Edmar (ED-mar, Scandinavian)--from Germanic, "wealthy and famous"
- Edmund (ED-mund, English)--from Germanic, "blessed protector". Other forms include Edmond (French), Edmao (Limburgish), Edmondo (Italian), & Edmundo (Portuguese & Spanish)
- Ednar (ED-nar, Norwegian)--masculine of Edna
- Edric (ED-rik, English)--from Germanic, "blessed ruler"
- Edsart (ED-sart, Frisian)--from Germanic, "brave sword"
- Edur (eh-door, Basque)--"snow"
- Edwin (ED-win, English)--from Germanic, "blessed friend"
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Usual Nickname, Unexpected Name--Ed/Eddie
I admit, I love most of the Ed-names. There's just something about them. Edward is easily the most common, but there are lots of ways to get to Eddie and the more archaic nicknames of Ned & Ted.