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Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: Rich Gift

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Edith

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Edith in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Edith:

  • Records indicate that 263,016 girls in the United States have been named Edith since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 7,861 people in the U.S. were given the name Edith. Those people are now 103 years old.

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      6 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Edith and I?m 14 years old. People call me Edie and I haven?t been called Edith since I was a baby. I still like my name but it is a little unusual. My parents wanted to call me Edie but put Edith on my birth certificate as they thought Edie was a nickname. Haters will hate but every Edith I?ve met is pengggg." Feb. 24, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "people say my name is weird, well it is not it is pretty and classic. people say it wrong and it bugs me.Im lucky to have my name Edith rocks!!!" May. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • ""My name is Edith and I'm 17 years old. I LOVE my name. I don't think it's a name for old women at all. It was just common at one point back then, but know not so much. I think it's a very pretty name. I get compliments at all. Plus it's not very common. My parents couldn't have chosen a better name for me. "" Aug. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sabrina Edith, and they call me sabrina.. but i want people to call me edith, its prettier and no one is called like that here in spain but i dont really know how its pronounced like edith? idiz? idit??" May. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Edith. I was born in 81 so it's not common at all. I LOVE my name but only if it's pronounced correclty. It's pronounced Editte (as in Edith Piaf... you know, how the French pronounce it). I get compliments on it all the time and it is a beautiful name when pronounced correctly. I would name my daughter Editte except it would be very weird." Apr. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom's name was Edith and she and my dad named our baby sister Edith as well. Our baby sister tends to use her nickname 'Eddi" all the time because she thinks the original name sounds like it belongs to 'older woman.' I think it was a wonderful gift bestowed unto her from our mother and while the world calls her 'Eddi'...I only use Edith." Jun. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      18 Neutral Comments

  • "This is most certainly a name for old people. But if you are not old and your name is Edith, fear not. There is a way to change your name for a reason, and that reason is generally parents with no better judgement." Jun. 7, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Edith. I love my name, its not common. Its a name that speaks respect and honor. I am 36. I know a 3yr old Edith" Jul. 30, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is b g j h if h jfxyrp uorcjfxoyexoydxtexexut jgdckyfciryctxetxoex Otexdxtzttexoyezyeztezesexo Yogisedsexdyxyroyorxeyozeozpeyxoyrxezezeswawa and I love it so much and im lucky to be called like this" May. 13, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Edith and I'm 12 years old I got bullied by that name but it's already over cuz I know that I am a smart and pretty girl that can always be popualer and care for herslef no matter what happens and I will always have best freinds and a cute smile on my face" Apr. 3, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate my name Edith I repeat I hate my name Edith. I've hated it all my life !" May. 2, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Edith and I hate it ! When anyone asks my name I cringe with embarrassment." Jul. 27, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. It is classic, intelligent and commanding. Yes, commanding. It is definitely not a cute name. Both of my grandmother's were named Edith and I am proud to carry the name. The name makes me stand tall." Apr. 4, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my cousins called edith and shes bullied because its so old fashined" Dec. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Despite Edith Bowman's popularity on Radio 1 in Britain at the present time (and no offense to Ms Bowman), but it's impossible to escape the memories of those other Ediths who made enormous impact many years ago but unfortunately made this name sound somewhat old for a modern child, and even though Dame Edith Evans was a great British actress until she died in 1976 aged 88. As along as Allo Allo the UK television sitcom is repeated in Britain (and All In The Family in the U.S.), it seems likely the name will retain some old ladyish associations for years to come. J.R.R. Tolkien's wife, of course, was an Edith, and Frau Otto Frank, mother of Fraeulein Anne Frank, was an Edith too. It seems that there are one too many famous Ediths - in England and in America too (think Edith Wharton, author of 'The Age Of Innocence') - were born between 1860 and 1920, and there was also an infamous Edith - English murderess Edith Thompson, who was hanged in 1923 for her part in her husband's killing, also by her younger lover." Jun. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "In Britain this has both positive and negative associations - the positive side of the name is Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman (born 1975), and I find her really funny, and the negative side is the fictional Edith Artois in the overrated UK sitcom Allo Allo (aired 1982-1992), set in wartime France, where Mme Artois' husband Rene (pronounced 'rennay') is the owner of the cafe, featuring Mlle Yvette Cartier-Blanche, waitress of the cafe, and the English Officer Crabtree, a regular in the cafe who says "Good Moaning" instead of "Good Morning"." May. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Was the sixth most popular name for girls born in the United States in the 1870s, after which it was adopted more modestly in the 1900s-1920s, before fading generally from the 1930s. To many Americans today this name still conjures up Mrs Bunker in All In The Family. Some British parents are beginning to pick up this name again, but everyone else in Britain still thinks this is more Edith Artois in Allo Allo or Edith Piaf (or even Dame Edith Evans) than Edith Bowman, born in 1975. Personally, I wouldn't name my daughter Edith as I still think it's mainly for a much older person than myself." Feb. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Also borne by Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, wife of one past U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt, and by Edith Bolling Gant Wilson, wife of another one-time U.S. president Woodrow Wilson - not to mention Archie Bunker's wife Edith in the U.S. sitcom All In The Family (America's answer to the British sitcom Till Death Us Do Part)." Jan. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Edith Bowman rules...but then again Edith Wharton and Edith Piaf still rule from beyond the grave. We cannot also forget Mme Artois in the British sitcom Allo Allo, whose first name is Edith." Jan. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Not all Ediths are older women. In fact, the British radio DJ Edith Bowman is only 32, and she presents her own show on Radio 1 every weekday. However, it is impossible to get away from such dowdy television characters as Edith Bunker in the American sitcom 'All In The Family' and Frenchwoman Edith Artois in the British sitcom 'Allo Allo'." Jul. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "While people today associate this name with the Scottish-born radio and television personality Edith Bowman who presents her own radio show every weekday on Radio 1, in the past it was often associated with the American writer Edith Wharton, who in 1920 wrote 'The Age Of Innocence'. Edith Wharton is still sometimes talked about today, at least by some people born in her sort of era." Feb. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "British radio DJ and television presenter Edith Bowman, originally from Scotland, presents her own radio show every weekday afternoon on Radio 1. Until recently she presented it with Colin Murray, but she has now gone solo." Jan. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Normally I'd think of this name as an old lady's name, but a well-known Edith today is the Scottish-born radio DJ and TV presenter Edith Bowman, born in 1975, although I will never forget the Ediths of yester-year including E. Nesbit who wrote "The Railway Children", Edith Wharton, Edith Cavell, Dame Edith Evans, Dame Edith Sitwell, the fictional Edith Artois in the UK sitcom 'Allo 'Allo, or the singer Edith Piaf who sang "Non, je ne regrette rien"" Dec. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Edith is a name associated with old ladies.It may be a grandmother name,but it's not hideous like Bertha and Gertrude." Mar. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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