E names, German/Germanic, Male, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Edgar

Edgar is a male given name meaning “wealthy spear” from Old English ead (wealth, fortune, riches) from Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches); and gar (spear) which comes from Proto-Germanic *gaizaz (spear, spike, javelin) which derives from a PIE root. Edgar is also an English and Scottish surname derived from the given name.

Nicknames: Ed, Eddie/Eddy

Origin: Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Edgard (French)
  • Eadgar (Old English, Anglo-Saxon)
  • Edgardo (Italian, Spanish)
  • Edgaras (Lithuanian)
  • Edgars (Latvian)
  • Adair (Scottish form of Edgar)

 

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