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Gender: M Meaning of Ed: "wealthy" Origin of Ed: Diminutive of Edward et al

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The most minimalist of names, Ed is decidedly out -- though that usually means it's due to swing back in. More stylish these days: Ned or even Ted.

Famous People Named Ed

Edward "Ed" Sheeran - English singer
Edward "Ed" Westwick - English actor
Edward "Ed" Miliband - British politician
Edward "Ed" O'Neill - American actor of "Married with Children" and "Modern Family" fame.

Pop Culture References for the Name Ed

Ed Slaterton, a main character in the novel "Why We Broke Up"
Ed, Edd & Eddy-Animated TV show on "Cartoon Network"
Ed Harlow, from the movie "Newsradio"
Ed Clabes, from the movie "Pushing Tin"
Ed Newman, from the Australian TV show "SLiDE"
Ed Chigliak, character from TV series "Northern Exposure"