Origin of the name EADWEARD.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name EADWEARD.
name meaning "rich guard," from Old English ead "happy,
rich," and weard
"guard, ward," hence "happy guardian." (A
Compendious Ang.-Sax. and English Dictionary, Bosworth, 1901).
Some render the name "defender of his property." Modern
English, Edward. Cf. Eadgard.
... At Ælfred's death his
son Eadweard, afterwards distinguished as the Elder, was
proclaimed king of the "Anglo-Saxons," a style used by his
father in the latter part of his reign. (The Foundations of England,