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Meaning:Fortunate and powerful. From the Old English name Eadgar, a compound of 'ead' meaning rich or happy, and 'gar' meaning spear. Famous bearer: 10th-century king Edgar of England; American author Edgar Allen Poe.
Gender:Male
Origin:English
Variants:Adair, Edegarde, Edgard, Edger, Medgar
Similar sound boys:Edsger, Edser, Edger, Eadsger, Eadger, Eadgar, Edzer, Eddy Jr
Similar sound girls:Etzuri, Eda Sarai, Edicesar, Edagar
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stars 76 votes
Easy to write: 4/5 stars 48 votes
Easy to remember: 4.5/5 stars 48 votes
Pronunciation: 4/5 stars 48 votes
English pronunciation: 4/5 stars 73 votes
Opinion foreigners: 4/5 stars 70 votes
Nicknames:Ed, Edi, Fatgar (When I Was Fat), Eddy
Names of brothers:No data
Names of sisters:No data
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(Edgar is used in the Netherlands 2149 times as a boys name, and 0 is a girls name.)

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Comments by Edgar


Edgar (70 years old) 2012-12-27
Growing up I was constantly teased about my name. I was often called "Egghead". The name was odd in the 1950's and there were no other Edgars in any of my schools. My name did not go well with my last name. People often could not pronounce a simple two syllable name... even adults. I would often catch a wince when I was introduced to others. My name was often slurred into my last name so that I became EggarEkker. Neither the first or last name was pronounced properly. I was very humiliated. I had to convince people to call me Ed. It affected my life. I often wonder what would my life had been like if I had my middle name as my first name. It was a more "normal" James. Jim or Jimmy would not have brought forth the derision that I felt in the 1950's and 60's.
Edgar (20 years old) 2013-05-11
in potuguese it is pronounced differently and english speakers have trouble with it, i like my name in my tongue but dislike in english
Edgar (25 years old) 2013-12-13
I've never met people with the same name, so there's only one edgar in my enviroment. Me. Having this special name is like being a special brand, cause I've always been a bit out of the norm. Stuff I consider as creative, others consider as trash, outside their understanding. So I guess my name has a strong influence on my life because of its unusuality

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