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Edgar - Names for Boys

Edgar is an old-fashioned name for boys that could be really modern and cool if attached to the right kid. Think of Wuthering Heights' Edgar Linton, or modern filmmaker Edgar Wright. If "Edward" has become just a little too overused now thanks to Twilight, this name is a terrific option. What does Edgar mean? Where did the name Edgar originate? Who are some famous people named Edgar? What are some nicknames for Edgar?