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Edmund 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 ad 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.

Edmund has 19 variant forms: Eadmund, Eamon, Eamonn, Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edmon, Edmond, Edmonde, Edmondine, Edmondo, Edmundo, Edmwnd, Eumann, Ned, Neddie, Odon, Ted and Teddy.

For more information, see also the related name Aimon.

A suggested similar baby name is Esmund.

View a list of the 11 names that reference Edmund.


Popularity of Edmund

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).

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