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Origin of the name EDITH.
Etymology of the name EDITH.
Meaning of the baby name EDITH.


EDITH.  Probably from Editha (q.v.), a Norman form of Scottish Saxon Eadgyth (q.v.), meaning "rich gift." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Also spelled Edyth.  Usage: America, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Mexico, Scotland, Sweden.
    Edith Bolling Galt Wilson (d. 1961), was the second wife of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.  Edith Frank (d. 1945), the mother of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank.  Edith Anna Somerville, an Irish novelist.  Edith González, a Mexican actress.  Edith MacArthur, a Scottish actress.  Edith Irene Södergran (d. 1923), was a Swedish-speaking Finnish poet, born in Russia. (Wiki)

EDITH, ADA, IDA.  Of the Teutonic or Anglo-Saxon names which have come down to us, none are more beloved in modern England than Edith, Ada, or Ida, with the diminutive Edie...
    In spite of the popularity of Edith, it is in both history and literature remarkable for its absence, an absence all the more noticeable from its having been borne by two women distinguished for their piety and beauty.  Perhaps the misfortunes which seemed to dog their steps made the superstitious Kings of the Middle Ages avoid their name for their daughters...
Sir Walter Scott, in three of his novels, introduces the name of Edith.  Edith, the "maid of Lora" in The Lord of the Isles, whose marriage was interrupted by an unseemly quarrel between her brother and Robert Bruce, The Lady Edith, mother Athelstane, in Ivanhoe; also The Lady Edith Plantagenet called "The Fair Maid of Anjou," who marries David, Earl of Huntingdon, in The Talisman... (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905)


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