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Esme (boy)

What does Esme mean?

Esme Pronunciation of Esme [esme] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Esme) is pronounced EZ-may, es-MAY. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Esme is "esteemed; to love". Originally a male name brought to Scotland by Esmé Stewart, Seigneur d'Aubigny, the first Duke of Lennox in the 16th century.

Associated with: scotland, duke (noble), 16th century.

Variations

Esme has 4 variants: Esmay, Esmeling, Ismay and Isme.

Related boy name: Aime.

Creative forms:
(male) Elme, Erme, ..

(female) Esmei, Esmer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Esme Derek (E.D.), ..

How popular is Esme?

Esme is an unusual first name for males. Esme is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only popular variation form of Esme (not in Top 2000) is Aime. This relation of Esme was at the peak of its popularity during 1910-1919. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aime in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Esme and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cosme, Eames, Ebbe, Eike, Elie, Elmer, Elmo, Em, Emmet, Enne, Erasme, Erie, Erle, Ermes, Erve, Esau, Eskel, Esra, Essex, Estes, Hume, Jame, Rome and Tome. These names tend to be more frequently used than Esme.

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