A male English given name meaning "blessed guard". Contracted forms include: Ed, Edd, Eddie, Eddy, Ned, Neddie, Neddy, Ted, Teddy and Teddie.
Notably the given name of the character Edward Cullen in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series of books.
Hey, have you met Edward yet?
OMG! You mean Edward from Twilight? He's here?!
...No, Ed from our new biology class.