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Meaning and name origin

Esme \e-sme, es-me\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 variant forms: Edme, Esma, Esmae, Esmay, Esmee and Isme.

There is 1 masculine form of Esme: Aime.


Esme is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Esme for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Esme name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Esme and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Amy (#148), Esmeralda (#376) and Esme (#816). (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Esme is also pronounced similarly to Asma, Esmie and Osma. Another suggested similar baby name is Emme. Like Esme, these names are not commonly used.