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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Edward
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Edward in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Edward:
Records indicate that 1,274,725 boys in the United States have been named Edward since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1924, when 21,126 people in the U.S. were given the name Edward. Those people are now 96 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Edward
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9 Positive Comments
"I have the Spanish version, Eduardo. I was named after my Spanish-Portuguese Grandfather.
I hated it going through school, can't say how many times I was teased with "Edwierdo" for instance.
But in college/my late teens, I really began to appreciate it for it's uniqueness and elegance! :)" Jul. 5, 2013:
"Edward indeed is a noble and royal name. Its potency can be traced bk to the begining families of royalty in england...hail the queen...its full of destiny and desire and those blessed to find its path meaning along with being a leo will inquire great grief before excelling to the status of a king. Edward alexander sanders(absolutelottosystems)" Jan. 25, 2013:
"I have an uncle named Edward who is very dear to me, and would love to someday name a son after him. I'm not worried about the Twilight association because I have faith that that garbage will be forgotten about before too long. :P Edward is a great name with an extensive history; don't let the latest tweenie fad ruin it for you!" Mar. 17, 2010:
"We named our son Edward after my husband's father, who passed away right before my husband and I met. I don't know anyone else in my circle of friends that is named Edward, and we only have one family member (now deceased) with that name, so it seems fairly unique to me. I know it is a little old-fashioned, but we both like it. We call our son Eddie for short." Jan. 8, 2010:
"I think that after Twilight, a guy called Edward will never have any trouble getting a girlfriend." Jun. 13, 2009:
"I do feel that my name is rare, especially after looking at the chart above. Another indication is that none of my friends are named that. It does sound old fashioned, but I like my name because it is unique. But I do agree with one of the comments that was previously left...in that I don't like any of the nicknames to represent me. If you are going to address me by my first name, say Edward or don't say anything at all." May. 6, 2009:
"Edward was my wonderful father's name. Edward Michael Trausch. I sure do miss him." Dec. 23, 2008:
"I think that Edward is a very very special name. I don't know anybody with that name but I still like it. Actually, I first started to take notice in the name after I read the book TWILIGHT. It is a very good book and he is a very good character. Edward is a very cool name, but it also reminds me of someone who is quiet. I am thinking of, after I get married and have a boy, naming my son Edward, even though it is a old-fashioned name. I still think it is a perfect name for a boy." Jun. 21, 2008:
"My 2 yr. old son is named Edward after my favorite uncle. I am yet to meet another kid with this name. I love it's uniqueness- are any other parents out there using it for a first nane?" Feb. 2, 2007:
7 Neutral Comments
"Articles like these put the consumer in the driver seat-very imprtanot." Dec. 14, 2011:
"Edward is my middle name, I was named after my grandfather. Its a noble name." Mar. 26, 2010:
"was an awesome name until Twilight ruined it.. like someone else said...
once this site has data for 2009 and 2010 i cant wait to see the sudden rise in the graph on the amount of kids named Edward. It will skyrocket randomly in 2009 because of stupid mothers naming their kids after Edward Cullen" Feb. 4, 2010:
"I like it as a name, but sadly Twilight has killed it for me. And I sincerely apologise to all those future children who's mothers are going to name them after Edward Cullen.
But yes, I agree that Edward is a nice name, but not the nicknames." Jan. 17, 2010:
"Edward is a very common name in the United Kingdom. I've taught at a boy's prepartory school for 9 years and each class has had at least one Edward in it." Jul. 7, 2009:
"Edward is one of my favorite names for a boy. The only thing is if I ever had a son and named that I would just want him to be called Edward. No nicknames." Dec. 2, 2006:
"i think that Edward is a cool name but then again in a girl woah woah woah woah woah dont take that in a bad way tee hee" Feb. 17, 2006:
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