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Edie Meaning and Origin

The name Edie is a girl’s name meaning “rich in war” and is of English origin. Pronounced: EE-dee. A diminutive of Edith from Old English Eadgyð derived from ead ‘rich, blessed’ and gyð ‘war’. The name Edie, as a diminutive, has been used as a nickname for Edith since the Middle Ages. The name Edie became popular in the early 20th century and has been used by several notable figures, including Edie Sedgwick, an American actress and model who was part of Andy Warhol’s Factory scene in the 1960s. Edie also appears as a character name in various books, films, and TV shows.

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