Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Edgar m. Old English ēad, Old High German ōt, Old Saxon ōd 'riches, wealth' + Old English gār, Old High German, Old Saxon gēr 'spear'.

the name of a 10th C king of England, an 11th C (uncrowned) king of England, and an 11th-12th C king of the Scots.

The German form Otger can sometimes be confused with Ottokar.

Austria
Latin
1086 Otgarii (gen) UrkStyria 85
Belgium
Middle Dutch
1376 Ogier (nom) RSG1376-89 p. 1
England
Latin
966 Eadgar (nom) CDAS DXXIX, Eadgari (gen) ibid. DXXVIII, Eadgaro (abl) ibid. DXXIX, Eadgarus (nom) ibid. DXXVIII; 967 Eadgar (nom) ibid. DXXXII, Eadgarus (nom) ibid. DXXXII; 1185x1186 Ædgari (gen) PR-XXXVI p. 22; 1222 Edgarii (gen) StPaulDom p. 14, Edgaro (abl) ibid. p. 14, Ogerus (nom) ibid. p. 43, adgari (gen) ibid. p. 60, edgari (gen) ibid. p. 63; 1357 Ogero (abl) SocAntNor-3-3 no. 22
Old English
966 Eádgáres (gen) CDAS DXXX
France
Latin
c823 Otgarius (nom) irminon-vol2 3, CE; 952x993 Otgerius (nom) St-Bernard-Romans 132; c1010 Otgerii (gen) CartSavII 5, Otgerius (nom) ibid. 5; 1013 Otgerii (gen) ibid. 8; 1047 Otgerii (gen) CartNDSaintes I; 1135 Ogerus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1166 Ogerius (nom) ibid. 130; 1180 Ogero (abl) RotScaNor p. 12; 1257 Ogerii (gen) ArrestReg-volI V, Candlemas; 1273 Ogeri (gen) NDParisII 2-XLIII; 1378 Ogerii (gen) hanquetvol1 1711, Ogierii (gen) ibid. 373; 1038x? Otgerii (gen) St-Bernard-Romans 122, Otgerius (nom) ibid. 122
Old French
1313 Ogier Paris1313 p. 57
Middle French
1368 Ogier beauchet-vol1 p. 13; 1392 Ogier MemBret-II col. 612
Germany
Latin
815 Adgerio (abl) InsMacon III; 834 Otgario (abl) HambUrk-vol1 VIII; 842 Otgario (abl) ibid. X; 847 Otgario (abl) ibid. XII; 864 Otgario (abl) ibid. XVI
The Netherlands
Latin
1212 Ogerus (nom) CLI p. 149
Scotland
Latin
1093x1097 Edgaro (abl) ESC XIII; 1094 Eadgari (nom) ibid. XII; 1095 Edgari (gen) ibid. XV, Edgarus (nom) ibid. XV, Egari (gen) ibid. XV; 1095x1100 Eadgarus (nom) ibid. XVI; 1097x1107 Edgarus (nom) ibid. XXIII; c1098 Edgarus (nom) ibid. XVIII; c1100 Eadgarus (nom) ibid. XIX, Edgarus (nom) ibid. XXI; c1105 Ædgari (gen) ibid. XXIV, Ædgarus (nom) ibid. XXIV; 1107x1117 Eadgarus (nom) ibid. XXXIII; c1110 Eadgari (gen) ibid. XXVI; c1117 Eadgarus (nom) ibid. XXIX; 1118 Eadgari (gen) ibid. XXXI; c1118 Eadgari (gen) ibid. XXXII; 1118 Eadgarus (nom) ibid. XXXI
Spain
Latin
1012 Odger (nom) CDCB-XV MMCLXXI; 1020 Odegario (nom) ibid. MMCLXXV
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Edgar". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Edgar.