Meaning and Name Origin
Edmund \e-dmu-nd, ed-mund\ as a boys' 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 on this name, see also the related boy name Aimon.
Edmund▼ has 20 more related forms via Edward: Duarte, Eadbhard, Eadward, Edik, Edison▲, Edoardo, Edouard, Eduard, Eduarde, Eduardo▲, Edvard, Edvardas, Edwardo▼, Edwards, Eideard, Ekewaka, Eudard, Ewart, Lalo and Teddie.
Edmund has 1 feminine form: Edmonda.
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 (#25644 out of 88799, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Edmund and associated names. Edward (#160 the previous year), Eduardo (#261), Eddie (#590), Edison (#690), Teddy, Edwardo, Ned, Ted, Eddy, Edmond and Ed are the prominent related forms of Edmund. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1940-1949 and have become much less popular since, with forms like Eddie, Ned, Ted, Teddy and Edwardo becoming somewhat outmoded. Edison (#690) and Eduardo (#261) are two of the more trendy names for newborns among these, with Edison going through a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Esmund. This name tends to be less frequently used than Edmund.