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Quick Facts on Eddie

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 604
Simple meaning:
Guard of riches, Protector of wealth

Characteristics of Eddie

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Eddie

Eddie is the pet form of Edward. The name Edward is one of the oldest English given names of Saxon origin and thus dates back to before the Norman Conquest (1066). The Norman Conquest brought about a radical change in naming practices in England, and many of the Old Saxon and Celtic names quickly fell out of fashion. Names like Cuthbert, Ethelred and Beowulf disappeared. But there are a few survivors (such as Alfred, Edgar and Harold). Edward (originally Ēadweard in Old England) is probably the most successful, most enduring and most widely used of them all. Edward comes from the Olde English words “ēad” meaning ‘prosperity, riches’ and “weard” meaning ‘guard’ so the name essentially means “Guard of Riches”. The name has been borne by several English kings, most notably Edward the Confessor who was the last reigning king before the Norman Conquest and known for his fairness and piety. The endurance of the name’s use post-Normans probably had a lot to do with the universal appeal of this Edward (the Normans admired him, too). Aside from Edward, Eddie could also be considered a short form of Edmund, Edgar or Edwin (or any masculine name starting with “Ed”). Eddie has long been an independently given name in its own right and interestingly is a Top 100 choice in Sweden today.

Popularity of the Name Eddie

Surprisingly, Eddie has maintained a position on the American male naming charts since the U.S. government first began tracking naming trends in 1880. Not only that, but at the turn of the 20th century in 1900 Eddie was ranked at #63 on the charts – much more popular than we would have guessed for a name that is essentially a nickname. Eddie has been on the Top 100 list (or else hovering very close to it) for a remarkable 90+ years. The height of the name’s popularity was in the late 1800s and early 1900s and then again mid-century. As the latter half of the 20th century progressed, Eddie went into a slow and steady decline. In fact, it’s right now that Eddie is experiencing his lowest rankings in history. Edward (and even Edwin and Edgar) are more popular than Eddie. Eddie is indeed a fun, happy and youthful name – but it does sound better as a nickname. Full names like Edward provide more flexibility in terms of naming preference for your child later in life: the regal full name Edward versus the simple, straightforward Ed or the boyishly handsome Eddie. In fact, all Eddies who may be familiar to you (Eddie Van Halen, Eddie Vedder and Eddie Murphy) were all born Edward.
Popularity of the Boy Name Eddie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Eddie

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Eddie

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Eddie

    Eddie Carbone (A View from the Bridge) Eddie Carbone is the protagonist of Arthur Miller’s play, A View From the Bridge, first performed in 1955, and inspiring later adaptations to film, television and opera. Eddie is a hard-working New York longshoreman living with his wife and his orphaned teen-aged niece, Catherine, for whom he develops an unhealthy, protective passion. His wife’s two cousins, Marco and Rodolpho, arrive from Italy (illegally) and one of them begins a relationship with Catherine, prompting Eddie to point out the young man’s shortcomings at every turn. Knowing that he has the power to stop their romance by reporting the young suitor, Rodolpho, Eddie struggles with his conscience and, initially, wins the battle. When he finds out that they are to marry, however, Eddie goes to the immigration authorities, resulting in a raid on their apartment. Catherine and Rodolpho’s marriage assures Rodolpho’s stay in the United States, but Eddie, mad with jealousy and denial, refuses Rodolpho’s offer of reconciliation, charges into a duel with Marco, and dies in the street, calling out his wife’s name with his final breath. We can only hope that that final word of his leads to his redemption, for he has stubbornly refused to see all along how his unholy obsession would ultimately lead to such terrible betrayal of so many. Eddie may be a common man, but tragic hero he is.

    Eddie Willers (Atlas Shrugged) Eddie Willers is a character in Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged. Eddie is a childhood friend of Dagny Taggart – his father and grandfather worked for her family at Taggart Transcontinental, and so does Eddie. His loyalty is unquestioned and unquestioning; he also harbors a secret love for Dagny. Perhaps Eddie’s greatest attraction is the very common stature of his character – he is a good and decent man among superstars – some good, some not so very. Eddie Everyman has our perspective on the world, and wants what we all want – that evil be punished and that good be rewarded. He opens the book and introduces us to the framework within which we will travel and he ends the book, demonstrating what happens to the common man left behind at the denouement of this great mystery. Too late does he realize the real order of things in his crumbling world, and too late also how misplaced his honest and clean loyalties have been. And it appears, at the close of the day, that his ideals and his moral courage will die with him.

  • Popular Songs on Eddie

    Popular Songs on Eddie

    A Tear for Eddie - a song by Ween [explicit]

    Cornbread, Eddie & Me - a song by Aceyalone [explicit]

    Eddie - a song by Deana Carter

    Eddie - a song by Styx

    Eddie My Love - a song by The Chordettes

    Eddie My Love - a song by The Teen Queens

    Eddie the Eunuch - a song by Kris Kristofferson

    Eddie the Jinx - a song by The Bobs

    Eddie Walker - a song by Ben Folds Five

    Eddie You Should Know Better - a song by Curtis Mayfield

    Gene and Eddie - a song by the Stray Cats

    My Baby's In Love with Eddie Vedder - Weird Al Yankovic

    Nice Guy Eddie - a song by The Sleeper

    Spanish Eddie - a song by Laura Branigan

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Eddie

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Eddie

    Be Good to Eddie Lee (Virginia Fleming) - Christy's mother tells her to treat Eddie Lee, a neighborhood child, well because he has Down's Syndrome and needs special care, but Christy does not always want him tagging along, until Eddie Lee show her a special hiding place in the woods and she sees how very special he really is. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Eddie Elephant's Exciting Egg-Sitting (Barbara deRubertis) - Animal Antics A to Z. Animal characters and their antics are represented through learning the alphabet. For instance: Eddie Elephant helps egg-sit for the Emu family. Recommended for ages 4-6.

    Eddie Gets Ready For School (David Milgrim) - Fall in love with Eddie as he gets ready for school! Now that Eddie can get ready all by himself, his morning routine is anything but ordinary! Wake up (with a megaphone). Check. Get dressed (up in a costume). Check. Pack a snack (a watermelon's perfect). Check. Find something for show-and-tell (No, not the TV!). Check. Run like mad to catch bus! Check. With understated humor and uproarious illustrations, David Milgrim's first checklist book gets you to school on time, and in a great mood. Recommended for ages 4-7.

    Eddie Longpants (Mireille Levert) - Eddie Longpants is big. Really big. He has long legs and huge feet and gangly arms that dangle down from his shoulders and bump into everything. Every day at school, his classmates find new ways to bully him. One day they call him a giraffe, the next a flagpole or a stepladder. When things get too painful, he takes refuge under his favorite tree. But a turn of events at recess one day helps Eddie win over his tormentors. In the end Eddie and his classmates realize that being big isn’t so bad after all, especially when you have a big heart. Eddie Longpants is a strikingly fresh and gentle book about learning to appreciate differences in ourselves and others. Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Eddie Rickenbacker: Boy Pilot and Racer (Kathryn Cleven Sisson) - World War I flying ace, winner of the Medal of Honor, and racecar driver Eddie Rickenbacker was an adventurous boy who first attempted flight by riding his bicycle off the roof while holding an umbrella. The son of Swiss immigrants, young Eddie grew up in the Midwest in the early 20th century. He worked hard to help support his family, but found time to build a “pushmobile,” experience a thrilling ride in a horseless carriage, and come face-to-face with a moving train. Young readers will gasp as he rides a runaway mining cart that jumps the tracks and cheer at Eddie’s first auto racing victory. Included are fun facts about Eddie Rickenbacker's life and the America he grew up in. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Eddie Shapes Up (Ed Koch & Pat Koch Thaler) - Zagat is proud to publish the children's book Eddie Shapes Up. Written by esteemed three-term New York City Mayor Ed Koch and his sister, Pat Koch Thaler, Eddie Shapes Up is the story of a boy who with the support of his friends and family decides to change his lifestyle in order to make his life happier and healthier. With a forward from President Bill Clinton and beautiful illustrations by Jonathan Hoefer, this anticipated bestseller will inspire readers of all ages to eat right, exercise regularly and to always join the fun. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Eddie the Raccoon: Brand New Readers (Catherine Friend) - Unlike most reading programs, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories written by award-winning authors, full of bright, colorful artwork by illustrators kids know and love. Brand New Readers are the most effective way to make reading a success—the very first time. Parents, teachers, and librarians everywhere report that they really work! Uses the following methods: funny stories; pictures that make words easy to guess; and eight-page stories that can be finished in one sitting to ensure a satisfying reading experience. Recommended for ages 4-6.

    Eddie Wen Go: The Story of the Upside-Down Canoe (Marion Lyman-Mersereau) - When the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hokulea capsized in rough waters, famed waterman Eddie Aikau paddled off on a surfboard to find help. Now, crew member Marion Lyman-Mersereau imagines what happened next through the eyes of Tutuwahine the Whale, Mr. Mano the Shark and all the other sea creatures who were there that day. Here is an inspirational story of courage at sea, a children's book for children of all ages.

    Eddie's Garden and How to Make Things Grow (Sarah Garland) - What makes Eddie’s garden grow? Earth, rain, sun, and all sorts of creatures, of course! Eddie works hard digging, pulling weeds, and watering his plants and soon his garden is magnificent, from his string bean house to his tall sunflowers. How his garden develops and grows is clearly and delightfully told in this gentle story with colorful illustrations by Sarah Garland. Children will be inspired by the idea that they can grow plants themselves that the whole family will eat and enjoy. The book includes information on growing a garden like Eddie’s in a home garden or containers. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Eddie's Toolbox and How to Make and Mend Things (Sarah Garland) - When new neighbors move in next door, Eddie is disappointed that there is a new friend for his sister but not for him. But then Tom needs help putting up shelves in the kitchen and asks Eddie to help him as his little girl and Eddie's sister explore the garden together. Soon Eddie is learning to use a saw and hammer and is screwing in hooks to hang cups. Eddie's sister hates bath time, so Eddie uses some leftover wood to make her a boat to play with in the bath. Soon Eddie is making and mending all sorts of things around the house. This delightful story about two families becoming friends as seen through Eddie's eyes also includes practical instructions to make some of the things Eddie learns to make. A delightful companion to Eddie's Kitchen and Eddie's Garden, this book will appeal to all children fascinated by tools and making things, and to fans of 'Bob the Builder'. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Eddie: Harold's Little Brother (Pat Koch Thaler & Edward T. Koch) - No matter how much Eddie practices, he just can't play baseball like his big brother, Harold. In fact, there's only one part of the game Eddie's any good at, and it has nothing to do with double plays or home runs--Eddie's great at talking, and gives a fantastic game wrap-up. Fortunately for Eddie, Harold helps him see just how talented he really is and starts him on an amazing career! James Warhola's richly-detailed artwork, full of wit and wonderful period details, brings the Koch brothers to life. Recommended for ages 5-8.

    Eddie: The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe (Scott Gustafson) - When young Eddie is falsely accused of destroying the Judge’s chicken coop, his adopted parents give him two days to find the true culprit. Guided by logic, but entranced by the poetry of the paranormal, Eddie seeks to solve the mystery, along the way meeting Captain Mephisto, a darkly unusual magician. With help from his Raven and the prodding of a mischievous imp, McCobber, it is no wonder that Eddie grows up to become a master of the macabre. Scott Gustafson crafts a finely wrought portrait that is both humorous and touching. Coupled with his stunning gothic illustrations, Eddie is sure to win fans young and old. Recommended for ages 8-12.

    Spaghetti Eddie (Ryan Sanangelo) - Suitable for those who love spaghetti, this title offers numerous and humorous ways to use pasta. Recommended for ages 6-9.

    That Crazy Eddie and the Science Project of Doom (Judy Cox) - Third grader Matt is dying to win first place at the school science fair. The prize is a gift certificate for fifty dollars and will buy him the skateboard of his dreams. But when he teams up with his best friend Eddie, he finds that working together isn't so easy. When Matt finds out what Eddie told the class when he was out sick, he wants to blow his top just like a real volcano. Will Matt lose the science fair competition and his best friend? Recommended for ages 7-10.

    The Day Eddie Met the Author (Louise Borden) - A real author's visiting Eddie's school, and Eddie can hardly wait! After reading lots of the author's books, he has an important question. It turns out he's not the only one with a big question on the day of the assembly, though. It seems like everyone wants to ask something! So he waits. And waits. And when he finally gets his chance, Eddie gets an even better answer than he'd hoped for... Recommended for ages 7-10.

    The Eddie Dickens Trilogy (Philip Ardagh) - Three of Philip Ardagh’s gripping and gruesome “Eddie Dickens” tales together in one volume. AWFUL END: When both of Eddie Dickens's parents catch a disease that makes them turn yellow, go a bit crinkly round the edges and smell of hot water bottles, it's agreed he should go and stay with relatives at their house Awful End. Unfortunately for Eddie, those relatives are Mad Uncle Jack and Even-Madder Aunt Maud, and it doesn't look as if the three of them are ever going to reach their destination. DREADFUL ACTS: Eddie Dickens narrowly avoids an explosion, a hot-air balloon and arrest, only to find himself falling head-over heels for a girl with a face like a camel's, and into the hands of a murderous gang of escaped convicts who have 'one little job for him to do'. TERRIBLE TIMES: Eddie had been given the task of travelling to America to look after his family's interests there. But his life is never that simple; especially with a potential stowaway in his trunk, and Lady Constance Bustle at his side. She's a professional 'travelling companion', whose previous employers seem to have died under the most remarkable and unfortunate circumstances. Recommended for ages 10-14.

  • Famous People Named Eddie

    Famous People Named Eddie

    Famous People Named Eddie - Eddie Van Halen (guitarist/musician); Eddie Vedder (musician); Eddie Murphy (comic/actor); Eddie Rickenbacker (WWI hero, pilot); Eddie Money (musician); Eddie Aikau (surfer); Eddie Cheever (racecar driver); Eddie Guardado (baseball player); Eddie Jones (basketball player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Eddie

    Children of Famous People Named Eddie

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Eddie - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Eddie.

  • Historic Figures

    Eddie - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Eddie Rickenbacker (8 Oct 1890 – 23 July 1973) - Born Edward Rickenbacher in Columbus, Ohio on October 8, 1890, Eddie Rickenbacker was already an accomplished racecar driver when World War I started. He was born to German-speaking Swiss parents and changed his “too German” sounding name from Rickenbacher to Rickenbacker amidst anti-German sentiment running high in America during the Great War. Called to defend his country in a time of war, Eddie joined the United States Army Air Force. He became a distinguished flying ace fighter pilot and won an impressive 26 air victories (as well as other distinctions) which would earn him the Medal of Honor. He is also known as the president of Eastern Airlines, a position he held between 1938 and 1963. Race car driver, war hero, accomplished businessman. This Eddie was one remarkable, fearless, unstoppable dude.

Personality of the Boy Name Eddie

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Variations of the Baby Name - Eddie

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