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".
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).
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).