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).
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).