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

Ed Origin and Meaning

The name Ed is a boy's name meaning "wealthy".

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.

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paulapuddephatt Says:


One of our cockatiels is named Ed. It's super cute. I love Edmund, Edward, Edwin and Edgar, and Ed is my favourite nickname for any of those. I adore Edwina, too - so beautiful - and Edie or Eddie both sound lovely for a girl. I don't know why I like Eddie for a girl, so much more than for a boy. I think Winnie for Edwina works, too.

Chloe14 Says:


I love Ed! And I also like Edmund.

vintageluvs Says:


or Edan, Edmond, Edwin, Theodore?

Noey Says:


If you do like it, what about Edmund or Edgar?

mabespark Says:


I'm actually really starting to adore this as a nickname. Sadly, I really dislike Edward.

hemmoxlarry Says:


I think it's coming back...