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Meaning and name origin

Raymond \ra(y)-mo-nd\ as a boy's name is pronounced RAY-mund. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Raymond is "protecting hands". Old Teutonic name used in the Middle Ages and in the 19th century. Saint Raymond (13th century) was a Spanish saint. Also the name of an 11th-century Count who was a Crusader leader of the First Crusade. See also Rainer and Redmond. Author Raymond Chandler; actors Raymond Massey, Raymond Burr.


Raymond has 19 variant forms: Raemond, Raemondo, Raimond, Raimondo, Raimund, Raimundo, Rajmund, Ramon, Ramond, Ramonde, Ramone, Ray, Rayment, Raymondo, Raymund, Raymunde, Raymundo, Reymond and Reymundo.

There is 1 feminine form of Raymond: Ramona.


Raymond is a very popular first name for males (#36 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#903 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Raymond for boys. Raymond reached its highest rank of #15 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Raymond name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Raymond outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Raymond and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Raymond (#264), Ramon (#647), Ray (#733) and Raymundo. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ramon, Ray, Raymond, Raymundo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Raymond outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Daymond, Radmond and Raymon. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raymond.