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
Latin
c1130 Ogerus (nom) CartStBert 12
Middle Dutch
1376 Ogier (nom) RSG1376-89 p. 1
Czech Republic
Latin
1358 Ogerius (nom) chlumecky 393, p. 36
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-Barnard-Romans 132; c1010 Otgerii (gen) CartSavII 5, Otgerius (nom) ibid. 5; 1013 Otgerii (gen) ibid. 8; 1047 Otgerii (gen) CartNDSaintes I; 1064 Otgerio (abl) LDS CXI; 1123 Ogerius (nom) CartYonne1 CXXXVI; 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-Barnard-Romans 122, Otgerius (nom) ibid. 122
Old French
1313 Ogier Paris1313 p. 57
Middle French
1364 Ogier ActsCharlesV no. 150; 1364/5 Ogier ibid. no. 168; 1368 Ogier beauchet-vol1 p. 13; 1392 Ogier MemBret-II col. 612
Germany
Latin
776x798 Autgarius (nom) OrkGZ no. 10; 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 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Edgar.