What does Edmund mean?
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.
Related boy name: Aimon.
Edmund has 1 feminine form: Edmonda.Kreatif forms: Edmundei, Eiedmund, Eimund. [more]
How popular is Edmund?
Edmund is a very prominent first name for men (#387 out of 1220, Top 32%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#25503 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name statistics of Edmund for boys. Edmund reached its apex position of #146 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Edward (#160 from current records), Eddie (#590), Ned, Teddy, Ted, Eddy, Edmond and Ed are the prominent related forms of Edmund rated in the Top 1000. Other variants, like Edouard, are seldom used. These relations of Edmund were at the apex of their popularity in the 1940s (adoption of 0.722%) and have become much less popular since (adoption 0.139%, ▼80.8%), with forms like Edmund becoming somewhat outmoded.
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Recommended similar baby names are Aimond, Armand▼, Armond, Boamund, Demond, Desmund, Eaman, Eamann, Edan, Edd▼, Eden▲, Edgard, Edin, Edlin, Edmar, Ednan, Edon, Edred, Edson, Eduino, Edun, Edvin, Edwin▼, Edwyn, Edyn, Egmond, Egmont, Ehud, Elman, Eman, Emmons, Erland, Erlend, Erman, Ermano, Ermin, Ermino, Esmond, Esmund, Jamond, Lamond, Lemond, Ormand, Ormond, Osmond, Osmund, Radmond, Radmund, Raimund, Rajmund, Ramond, Raymund, Redmond, Redmund, Sigmund▼, Tedmond, Tedmund and Zikmund. These names tend to be less frequently used than Edmund.