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What does Esme mean?

Esme /esme/ as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Esme) is pronounced EZ-may, es-MAY. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Esme is "esteemed; to love".

Esmé is related to the more modern French form aimé, which is the root of Amy. Also used as a pet form of Esmeralda. Literary: JD Salinger's short story "For Esmé with Love and Squalor".


Esme has 6 variants: Edme, Esma, Esmae, Esmay, Esmee and Isme.

Esme has 15 more relations via Amy, Esmeralda: Aimee, Aimie, Aimy, Ame, Amee, Ami, Amie, Ammie, Amye, Aymee, Aymi, Em, Emmie, Esmie and Ezzie.

Esme has 1 masculine form: Aime.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Eime, Esmer, ..

(male) Esmeia, Esmo, ..

How popular is Esme?

Esme is a rare first name for females. Esme is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Esme for girls. Esme entered the list in 2006 and reached its apex rank of #816 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Esme name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Esme outside U.S.

Prominent alternative forms of Esme (#816 in 2014) are Aimee (#815 in 2014), Amee, Ami, Amie, Ammie, Amy (#148), Emmie (#1150), Esma and Esmeralda (#376). Other variants, like Ezzie, are seldom used. These forms of Esme were popular with parents during the years 1970-1979 (median #1088) and are now much less common (#1330, 92.7%). Amy is the all-time favorite, although Esme appears to be becoming a favorite too, while forms such as Esmeralda are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Esme, Aimee, Amee, Ami, Amie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ammie, Amy, Emmie, Esma, Esmeralda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Esme, Aimee, Amy outside U.S.

Similar Names


Esme is pronounced similarly to Asma, Osma and Ozma. Other recommended names are Aime, Cosme, Desme, Ebbe, Ede, Edee, Edie, Edma, Edmea, Edmee, Eike, Eimer, Eire, Elbe, Elke, Elle, Elma, Else, Elsee, Elshe, Elsie, Ema, Emer, Emma, Emme, Emmet, Emmey, Emmi, Emmy, Emmye, Erma, Ess, Essie, Essy, Esta, Estee, Estel, Ester, Eve, Evie, Eyde and Mame. These names tend to be more frequently used than Esme.