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Meaning and Origin of: Eden

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Delight
  • Hawaiian : Delightful
  • Babylonian : A plain
  • Hebrew : Delight

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from the Middle English personal name Edun, Old English Ēadhūn, composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘wealth’ + hūn ‘bear-cub’.
  • English : habitational name from Castle Eden or Eden Burn in County Durham, both of which derive from a British river name perhaps meaning ‘water’, recorded by the Greek geographer Ptolemy in the 2nd century ad in the form Ituna.
  • German : habitational name any of several places, mainly in Bavaria and Austria, so named from Middle High German œde ‘wasteland’ + the dative suffix -n.
  • Frisian : patronymic from the personal name Ede.
  • Charles Eden (1673–1722), colonial governor of NC under the lords proprietors from 1714 onward, used the armorial bearings of the family of Eden of the county palatine of Durham in the north of England. Of the same connection was Sir Robert Eden, last royal governor of MD.

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