The name has been adopted in the Iberian peninsula since the 15th century, due to Edward, King of Portugal, whose mother was English. The Spanish/Portuguese forms of the name are Eduardo and Duarte. Other variant forms include French Édouard, Italian Edoardo, German and Dutch Eduard and Scandinavian Edvard.
Short forms include Ed, Eddy, Eddie, Ted, Teddy and Ned. Edward can be abbreviated as Edw.