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From an Old English personal name derived from ēad ‘prosperity, riches’ + gār ‘spear’. This was the name of an English king and saint, Edgar the Peaceful (d. 975), and of Edgar Atheling (?1060–?1125), the young prince who was chosen by the English to succeed Harold as king in 1066, but who was supplanted by the Normans. Although used only infrequently in Britain, it is still fairly popular in the United States.
515th in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
126,026
to be exact
130,533
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
California
has the most people named Edgar per capita
1915
marked the height of its popularity
0.12%
99.88%
25%
55+
17%
30-54
21%
13-29
37%
0-12

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