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What does Sigmund mean?

Sigmund Pronunciation of Sigmund [sig-mund] as a boys' name is pronounced SIG-mund. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Sigmund is "victorious hand or protector". Name of a character from Wagner's "Ring" cycle of operas, son of the god Wotan, who fathers Siegfried on his own sister, Sieglinde. A name made famous by the Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.

Associated with: victorious, protector (defender), famous.


Sigmund has 13 variants: Segismond, Seigmond, Siegmund, Sigismond, Sigismondo, Sigismund, Sigismundo, Sigismundus, Sigmond, Szymond, Zikmund, Zsigmond and Zygmunt.

Creative forms:
(male) Sammund, Samund, ..

(female) Sigard, Sigen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sigmund Harper (S.H.), ..

How popular is Sigmund?

Sigmund is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#16871 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Sigmund reached its top rank of #481 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular varying form of Sigmund listed in the Top 2000 is Zygmunt. Adoption of these relations of Sigmund reached its highest a century ago (average #929), but now, the version Sigmund has fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sigmund, Zygmunt in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aimond (see Aimon), Boamund (see Bohemond), Desmund, Diamond, Eadmund, Edmund, Egmond, Esmund, Osmund, Radmund (see Redmond), Raimund, Rajmund (see Raymond), Raymund, Redmund (see Redmond), Segundo, Sigfred, Sigfrid, Sigfryd (see Siegfried), Signe, Signy, Sigurd, Sigvard, Sigwald, Simen, Simmonds, Simmons, Simon, Simone and Tedmund. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sigmund.

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