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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 5 Views | 🔊 6 Pronunciations
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Gender: Unisex

Origin: Scottish Gaelic

Meaning: City in Scotland

Pronunciation: ED-in-bur-uh, /ˈɛdɪnbɜːrə/, EH D AH N B ER OW

Popularity Rank: #633,367

On this page:

  • 1. Edinburgh Meaning
  • 2. Edinburgh Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Edinburgh
  • 4. Translations of Edinburgh
  • 5. Edinburgh Name Popularity
  • 6. Famous People with Name Edinburgh
  • 7. Edinburgh Name Poster
  • 8. Names similar to Edinburgh

Edinburgh Meaning

Derived from the city of Edinburgh in Scotland, which is of Scottish Gaelic origin. The name is believed to mean 'Fort of Edwin' or 'Edwin's Fort'.

Edinburgh also means "City in Scotland".

Edinburgh is found in United Kingdom, Germany, Nigeria, and 5 more countries.

Edinburgh Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: ED-in-bur-uh

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈɛdɪnbɜːrə/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: EH D AH N B ER OW

EH: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

D: Pronounce as in "dog" (D AO G)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

B: Pronounce as in "big" (B IH G)

ER: Pronounce as in "bird" (B ER D)

OW: Pronounce as in "go" (G OW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Edinburgh is recorded 22 times globally, ranking it as the 633,367th most common name worldwide.

Edinburgh is most prevalent in United Kingdom, with 12 occurrences, making it the 27,942th most popular name in the country.

Edinburgh Popularity by Country

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Names similar to Edinburgh


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