Edgar Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Edgar:
Derived from the Old English Eadgar, a name composed from the elements ēad (prosperity, fortune, riches) and gar (a spear): hence, "spear of prosperity."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Edgar is sometimes used as a nickname for Edgardo
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Edgar Degas, French Impressionist
Edgar Allan Poe, American Gothic poet and author
Edgar Winter, American musician
Edgar Rice Burroughs, American author (Tarzan and other adventure series)
Edgar Wright, British film and television writer and director
- Edgar in song, story & screen
Edgar, legitimate son of Gloucester, in Shakespeare's King Lear
Edgar Linton, husband of Catherine Earnshaw in Emily Brontë's 'Wuthering Heights'
Edgar Bones, a character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling