Name for 11th December- Edith

English, German, Scandanivian, Dutch: From the Old English name Eadgyð, derived from the elements ead “rich, blessed” and gyð “war”. It was popular among Anglo-Saxon royalty, being borne for example bySaint Eadgyð, the daughter of King Edgar the Peaceful. The name remained common after the Norman conquest. It became rare after the 15th century, but was revived in the 19th century. (

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    Sophia said,

    I know one adult Edith and then one little girl Edith, who goes by Edie. Very cute 🙂

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