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.
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 1 feminine form: Ramona.
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)
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)