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What does Raymond mean?

Raymond \ra(y)-mo-nd\ 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.


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 9 more alternative forms via Rainer, Redmond: Radmond, Radmund, Rainier, Rainor, Ranier, Rayner, Raynier, Redmund and Reiner.

Raymond has 1 feminine form: Ramona.


Popularity

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. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Raymond for boys. Raymond reached its peak rank of #15 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is presently at #264. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Raymond and related names. Prominent variation forms of Raymond (#264 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000 are Ramon (#647 a year ago), Ray (#733) and Raymundo. Usage of these boy names was at its peak during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.7258%) and is now much less (usage 0.339%, down 53.3%), with the versions Ramon, Ray, Raymond and Raymundo becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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


Similar Names

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

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