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Popularity of the Baby Name Edgerrin

Posts that Mention the Name Edgerrin

Baby names with DG: Ledger, Bridger, Judge


Feeling nudged to choose a baby name that contains the letter-pair DG?

It’s an uncommon combination, but I’ve tracked down a few dozen options for you in this post!

Before we get to the names, though, let’s learn…

Where did -DGE come from in English?

French scribes, essentially.

In Old English, the “soft g” sound was rare, and it only occurred at the end of a word. When it did pop up, it was spelled with the digraph CG.

After the Norman Conquest in 1066, the ruling class of England spoke Anglo-Norman French. Over time, “the French-educated scribes [began] imposing traditional French spelling rules on English.”

The Normans had brought with them “soft g” words that utilized the letters G and I (which later evolved into J), but for native English words that contained the same sound, they decided to swap out CG for the trigraph DGE.

Some examples…

Old EnglishModern English

Words derived from Anglo-Norman that happen to have the same ending include judge, pledge, and badge, and budge.

Now, on to the names!

Names with DG

Below are names that feature either DGE or the letter-pair DG (if it represents the same “soft G” sound). All of these names come from the SSA’s baby name data.

  • Adger
  • Adgie
  • Aldridge
  • Bridge
  • Bridger
  • Bridges
  • Bridget, Bridgett, Bridgette, Bridgete
  • Bridgetta
  • Bridgid
  • Bridgit, Bridgitt, Bridgitte
  • Cambridge
  • Coleridge
  • Condredge
  • Cooledge, Coolidge
  • Dandridge
  • Dodge
  • Dodger
  • Edge
  • Edgel
  • Edger
  • Edgerrin, Edgerin
  • Edwidge
  • Elbridge
  • Eldredge
  • Eldridge
  • Elridge
  • Etheridge
  • Ethridge
  • Gadge
  • Gidget, Gidgette
  • Hodge
  • Hodges
  • Judge
  • Knowledge
  • Ledgen
  • Ledgend
  • Ledger
  • Madge
  • Madgel
  • Madgie
  • Midge
  • Midgie
  • Milledge
  • Naledge
  • Padgett
  • Pledger
  • Redge
  • Redgie
  • Redginald
  • Ridge, Rydge
  • Ridger
  • Ridgely
  • Ridgeway
  • Ridgway
  • Rodger
  • Rodgerick
  • Rodgers
  • Rutledge
  • Sedgie
  • Sedgwick
  • Talmadge

Which DG name do you like most? Let me know in the comments!


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Where did the baby name Edgerrin come from in 2000?

Football player Edgerrin James
Edgerrin James

The unique name Edgerrin first appeared in the U.S. baby name data in the year 2000:

  • 2002: 7 baby boys named Edgerrin
  • 2001: 13 baby boys named Edgerrin
  • 2000: 14 baby boys named Edgerrin [debut]
  • 1999: unlisted
  • 1998: unlisted

Where did it come from?

Football player Edgerrin (pronounced EH-jur-in) James, who was a running back in the NFL for 11 seasons.

He was unexpectedly chosen by the Indianapolis Colts fourth overall in the 1999 NFL Draft. With the help of QB Peyton Manning and wide receiver Marvin Harrison, he went on “to help resuscitate [the] moribund franchise.”

With his hair flapping from beneath his helmet and a gold tooth sparkling in the stadium lights, it didn’t take long for small-market Indianapolis to embrace the former Miami Hurricane. James was a key catalyst in the biggest turnaround in NFL history, when the Colts went from 3-13 in 1998 to 13-3 in 1999, and became the first player to win rushing titles in each of his first two NFL seasons.

Edgerrin was voted Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1999, and went on to be selected for the Pro Bowl four times.

His nickname, Edge, also debuted in 2000. The spelling variant Edgerin surfaced (just once) several years later.

What are your thoughts on the name Edgerrin?


Popular and unique baby names in Alberta (Canada), 2009


According to Service Alberta, the top baby names the Canadian province of Alberta last year were Olivia and Ethan.

Here are Alberta’s top 5 girl names and top 5 boy names of 2009:

Girl Names

  1. Olivia
  2. Isabella
  3. Ava
  4. Emma
  5. Hailey

Boy Names

  1. Ethan
  2. Liam
  3. Jacob
  4. Logan
  5. Noah

Rare baby names that were bestowed just once in Alberta last year include…

Unique Girl NamesUnique Boy Names
Albertarose, Beauty, Cred, Dessarhey, Eloquence, Fury, Gallary, Heart, Ibiza, Joy-Joviale, Kwynn, Lashes, Manhattan, Noof, Ortal, Poetic, Qhloe, RoyLe, Society, Temprance, Uniqua, Veditha, Weency, Xanet, Yejee, ZimmelAlias, Bison, Crazyhorse, Dat, Edgerrin, Ericlindross, Folly-Noah, Guch, Hawkar, Iex, Jhazriel, Kduss, Lightning, Maxxwel, Neptune, Owies, Philopateer, Qron, Rayon, Seige, Thunder, Uyohoini, Voltaire, Wrath, Xayden, Yak, Zenry

Edgerrin was probably named for American football player Edgerrin James, while Ericlindross was definitely named for Canadian hockey player Eric Lindros.

Fingers crossed that Thunder and Lightning have a playdate together one day. :)

Here’s last year’s post on baby names in Alberta.

Source: Service Alberta
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