Happy Birthday Edward Personalized Card
– Happy birthday to you Edward! I wish you a very special day, sending this Happy Birthday Edward personalized card to you. Dear Edward, I wish you a bright and beautiful day on your special day. This named card was specially designed for Edward’s birthday.
Edward Given Name Meaning & History
Edward is a masculine English name. It is also used in Polish. It is pronounced ED-wərd (English) or ED-vart (Polish). Means “rich guard”, derived from the Old English elements ead meaning “wealth, fortune” and weard “guard”. This was the name of several Anglo-Saxon kings, the last being Saint Edward the Confessor shortly before the Norman conquest in the 11th century. He was known as a just ruler, and because of his popularity, his name remained in use after the conquest when most other Old English names were replaced by Norman ones. The 13th-century Plantagenet king Henry III named his son and successor after the saint, and seven subsequent kings of England were also named Edward. This is one of the few Old English names to be used throughout Europe (in various spellings). A famous bearer was the British composer Edward Elgar (1857-1934). It was also used by author Charlotte Bronte for the character Edward Rochester, the main love interest of the title character in her novel ‘Jane Eyre’ (1847).
This name derives from the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) “ead” (prosperity, fortune, riches, wealth) plus “weard” (guard, defend). In turn, the name derives from two Germanic elements: “audaz” plus “warduz”. It is one of the few Old English (Anglo-Saxon) names to gain popularity in other parts of Europe and beyond, for example as Eduardo and Duarte in Spain and Portugal respectively. Edward the Confessor (~1004–1066), son of Aethelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy, was one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England and is usually regarded as the last king of the House of Wessex, ruling from 1042 to 1066. Edward the Martyr (~962–978) was King of the English from 975 until he was murdered in 978. Edward was the eldest son of King Edgar but was not his father’s acknowledged heir. — Edward originates in Old English and means “wealthy guard”. It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries and in different spellings all over the world. Popular with aristocracy, it was borne by several kings of England. Lately, its popularity in the United States has declined. Famous Edwards: Edward Norton – actor, Edward Shore – hockey player, Edward Snider – hockey player, Edward Abbey – author.