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Edith is a female thats is given name, derived from the Old English words ēad, meaning 'riches or blessed', and ġȳð, meaning 'war',[1] and is in common usage in this form in English, German, many Scandinavian languages and Dutch. Its French form, also a common name in French, is Édith. Contractions and variations of this name include Ditte, and Edie.

Word/nameOld English
Meaning'riches or blessed' + 'war'
Related namesDitte, Edie, Edythe

It was a common first name prior to the 16th century, when it fell out of favour. It became popular again at the beginning of the 19th century, and in 2016 it was ranked at 488th most popular female name in the United States, according to the Social Security online database.[2] It became far less common as a name for children by the late 20th century.

The name Edith has five name days: May 14 in Estonia, January 13 in the Czech Republic, October 31 in Sweden, July 5 in Latvia, and September 16 in France and Lithuania.




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