Edith Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Edith:
Derived from the Old English Ēadgyđ, Eadgyth, a compound name composed of the elements ēad (prosperity, fortune) and gyđ, gyth (war, strife): hence, "prosperous in war."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Edith
Edie, Deedee, Edi
- Meanings and history of the name Edith
From Anglo-Saxon, meaning "prosperous in battle". An alternate form is Editha.
- Famous real-life people named Edith
Edith Bouvier Beale ("Little Edie"), American socialite and style icon
Edie Falco, American actress (Carmela Soprano)
Edith Hamilton, German-American classicist, educator, and writer.
Edith Head, Academy Award winning, American costume designer.
Ngaio Marsh (born Edith), New Zealand-born mystery writer (one of the "big four" women, with Christie, Sayers, and Allingham)
Edith Piaf, French singer.
Edith Kermit Roosevelt, First Lady and wife of Theodore Roosevelt.
Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, First Lady and second wife of Woodrow Wilson.
Edith "Edie" Sedgwick, American actress who starred in Andy Warhol films.
Edith Wharton, American author ("The Age of Innocence"; "The House of Mirth"; "Ethan Frome")
Edith Cowan, Australian politicion, first woman elected representative of an Australian parliament. Now has a federal seat and a university in Perth named after her, and her face appears on the Australian $50 note.
Saint Edith Stein (October 12, 1891 – August 9, 1942) was a German-Jewish philosopher, nun, martyr, and saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Edith in song, story & screen
Edith Bunker, character on TV show "All in the Family"
Lady Edith Crawley, character on TV series "Downton Abbey"
Edith Ann, wisecracking child character created and played by Lily Tomlin
Edith Eddleton, a mean young lady in the American Girl Samantha books
Edith "Edie" Sawyer, U-Go-Girl, a character from the X-Force comics