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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"