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Meaning and name origin
Edmund \e-dmu-nd, ed-mund\ as a boy's name is pronounced ED-mund. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Edmund is "wealthy protector". From êad meaning "riches" and mund meaning "protector". Name of several early royal and saintly figures, including a popular king and saint of East Anglia in the ninth century. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Edmund and Edward were often used interchangeably. Edmond is the French form. Astronomer Edmund Halley; poet Edmund Spenser; explorer Sir Edmund Hillary; Governor Edmund "Pat" Brown; Senator Edmund Muskie.
For more information, see also the related boy name Aimon.
There is 1 feminine form of Edmund: Edmonda.
Edmund is a very popular first name for males (#387 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#25644 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Edmund for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Edmund and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eamon, Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edmond, Edmund, Edward, Ned, Ted and Teddy. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Esmund. This name tends to be less commonly used than Edmund.
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