Origin of the name EADGAR.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name EADGAR.
Anglo-Saxon name meaning "happy spear," or "rich
spear," from Old English ead "happy, rich," and gár
" arrow, spear, dart, javelin, missile." (A Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language,
1838). Cf. Eadgard.
Eadgar, a well-known and royal
personal name among the A.-Saxons. There are probably several
distinct families of this designation. The Scottish family deduce
themselves from Gospatrick, earl of Northumberland, temp. William I.,
who was a kinsman of Eàdgar Atheling, and a descendant of king Eàdgar,
great grandson of Alfred the Great. The Edgars of Suffolk claim
from a John Edgar of Dunwich, living in 1237.(Patronymica Britannica,