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Raymond

What does Raymond mean?

Raymond Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: protecting (defender), old, 19th century, saint, leader, crusade (war).

Variations

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

Raymond has 3 more alternative forms via Rainer, Redmond: Radmond, Radmund and Redmund.

Raymond has 1 feminine form: Ramona.

Creative forms:
(male) Remond, Romond, ..

(female) Rayni, Rayron, ..

Middle name pairings:
Raymond Jahmir (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)

Charted below is the birth name history of Raymond for boys. Raymond reached its peak rank of #15 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is presently at #259. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raymond name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a charted study of the history of Raymond and related 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raymond, Ramon, Ramond, Ramone, Ray in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raymundo, Redmond, Reymundo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested 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.

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