Ed is a contraction (English) of the name Edgar (English, French, German, and Polish).
Ed is also a variation of the name Edison (English).
Ed is also a contraction (English) of the name Edmund (English, German, and Polish).
Ed is also a contraction of the name Edric (English).
Ed is also a contraction of the name Edward (English and Polish).
Ed is also a contraction (English) of the name Edwin (English and German).
See also the related category polish.
Ed is uncommon as a baby name for boys. In 1900, 0.183% of baby boys were given the name Ed. It ranked at #87 then. The baby name has since experienced a marked loss in popularity, and is currently of very modest use. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Ed, Edward was the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Ed: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"
Details of famous persons named Ed:
Actor Ed Asner, born 15 November 1929, Kansas City, Kansas.
Actor Ed Begley, born Edward James Begley, March 25, 1901 - April 28, 1970, Hartford, Connecticut.
Author Ed McBain, born Salvatore Albert Lombino, October 15, 1926 - July 6, 2005), New York City, New York.
Fictional Character Mister Ed, born 1961.
Journalist Ed Bradley, born 22 June 1941 - 9 November 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
TV Personality Ed McMahon, born 6 March 1923, Detroit, Michigan.