What does Raymond mean?
Raymond [ray-mond] as a boys' 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 variants: Raemond, Raemondo, Raimond, Raimondo, Raimund, Raimundo, Rajmund, Ramon▼, Ramond, Ramonde, Ramone, Ray▼, Rayment, Raymondo, Raymund, Raymunde, Raymundo, Reymond and Reymundo.
3 more alternative forms via Rainer, Redmond: Radmond, Radmund and Redmund.
1 feminine form: Ramona.Creative forms:
(male) Remond, Romond, ..
(female) Rayron, .. Middle name pairings:
Raymond Jaylen (R.J.), ..
How popular is Raymond?
Raymond is a very popular first name for men (#36 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#825 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Raymond reached its peak rank of #15 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is presently at #259. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Raymond (#259 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000 are Ramon (#633 via latest list), Ramond, Ramone, Ray (#713), Raymundo (#1806), Redmond and Reymundo. Adoption of these forms of Raymond was at its peak in the 1920s (average #1095) and is now much less (#1426, ▼92%), with versions like Ray becoming less in vogue.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Aimond (see Aimon), Armond, Daimond, Daymon, Daymond, Demond▼, Desmond▲, Dezmond, Diamond, Eadmund, Edmond▼, Egmond, Esmond, Faramond, Hammond, Jamond, Lammond, Lamond, Lemond, Marlond, Ormond, Osmond, Radford, Ramos, Rand, Randon, Rashod, Rawson, Rayborn, Raydon, Rayford, Raylen, Rayman, Raymon▼, Raynald, Raynard, Rayne, Raynor, Raynord, Rayven, Rayvin, Reynold, Richmond▼, Roydon, Ryland▲, Ryon, Sigmond, Szymond, Tedmond and Wayland. These names tend to be less frequently used than Raymond.See names in meaning and etymology.