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pinWhat 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: Esmeei, Esmeeu, Euesme. [more]

pinHow 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)

Presented below is the baby name history of Esme for girls. Esme entered the list in 2010 and reached its apex rank of #816 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Birth Names, 2014)

Top 1000 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), Ami, Amie, Ammie, Amy (#148), Emmie and Esmeralda (#376). Other variants, like Aymee, are seldom used. These forms of Esme were popular with parents during the years 1970-1979 (median #571) and are somewhat less common today (#769, 46.2%). Amy is the all-time favorite, although Esmeralda appears to be becoming a favorite too, while Aimee, Ami, Amie and Emmie are now somewhat dated.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Esme, Aimee, Ami, Amie, Ammie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amy, Emmie, Esmeralda in U.S.

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

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Esme is pronounced similarly to Asma, Osma and Ozma. Other recommended similar baby 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.