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".
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)
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)
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.
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.