English, diminutive of Edith
"prosperous in war"

Edie Origin and Meaning

The name Edie is a girl's name of English origin meaning "prosperous in war".

Edie is part of the Evie-Ellie et al family of cute and friendly short forms that sometimes stand on its own. Briefly popular in the 1960s, it could well be due for rediscovery. It's already a fashionable choice in the UK, where it has ranked just outside the Top 100 for several years.

Several Ediths have chosen to be known by this pet form, including socialite and Andy Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick, actress Edie Falco, singer Edie Brickell and the Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy relatives called Big and Little Edie in the iconic documentary Grey Gardens. Edie Britt was the character portrayed by Nicolette Sheridan in Desperate Housewives.

British actress Samantha Morton chose Edie for her daughter as did Keira Knightley in 2015. We think Edie is going to continue to rise in the coming years.

# 888 in the US

Edie Rank in US Top 1000

# 338 on Nameberry

Edie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Edie Popularity

Famous People Named Edie

  • Edie Arlisa BrickellAmerican singer
  • Edith "Edie" FalcoAmerican actress
  • Edie Adams (born Edith Elizabeth Enke)American actress and singer
  • Edie McClurgAmerican actress
  • Edie MartinEnglish actress
  • Edith Minturn "Edie" SedgwickAmerican socialite and actress
  • Edith "Edie" MasseyAmerican actress and singer
  • Edie CampbellEnglish model
  • Edith "Edie" WindsorAmerican gay marriage activist and plaintiff
  • Edie MirmanAmerican actress
  • Edie Parkerfirst wife of Jack Kerouac
  • Edith Ewing Bouvieraka "Big Edie"; and Edith Bouvier Beale, aka "Little Edie" , American socialites (mother/daughter). featured in documentary "Grey Gardens"
  • Edie Holmdaughter of Samantha Morton & Harry Holm
  • Edie Rightondaughter of Keira Knightley and James Righton
  • Edie Murraydaughter of Andy Murray and Kim Sears

Edie in Pop Culture

  • Edie GrantLou's wife on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
  • Great Aunt Ediecharacter on TV's "The Middle"
  • Edie Britt Williamscharacter on TV's "Desperate Housewives"
  • Edie Athenscharacter in movie "Be Cool"
  • Edie Smithcharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Ediebaby girl character on TV's "Grandfathered"
  • "Edie & Pen" 1996 film
  • Edie Eisenhardta character in the X,men comics (the mother of Magneto, Earth,616)
  • Edie Lehnsherra character in the X,men movies/comics (the mother of Magneto, Earth,10005)