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Origin: Kenya
Region Origin: Eastern Africa

Edward is a classic male given name of British origin, derived from the Old English words "ead" meaning "fortune" and "ward" meaning "guard". The name directly translates to "wealthy guard" and has been associated with nobility, power, and the role of a protector throughout history. The name Edward was popular in Anglo-Saxon England, with several Anglo-Saxon kings bearing the name. The origins of the name Edward date back to medieval times, with eight kings of England named Edward since the Norman Conquest. The name was also used by famous authors such as Charlotte Brontë for the character Edward Rochester in her novel "Jane Eyre". Today, the name Edward is used in various forms across different cultures, including Eduardo in Spanish and Portuguese, Édouard in French, and Eduard in German, Dutch, Czech, and Romanian.

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