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What does Edmund mean?

Edmund Pronunciation of Edmund as a boys' name is pronounced ED-mund. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Edmund is "wealthy protector". From ad meaning "riches" and mund meaning "protector". Name of several early royal and saintly figures, including a popular king and saint of East Anglia in the ninth century. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Edmund and Edward were often used interchangeably. Edmond is the French form. Astronomer Edmund Halley; poet Edmund Spenser; explorer Sir Edmund Hillary; Governor Edmund "Pat" Brown; Senator Edmund Muskie.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, protector (defender), popular (famous), saint, 16th century, 17th century, brown


VARIANTS Eadmund, Eamon, Eamonn, Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edmon, Edmond, Edmonde, Edmondine, Edmondo, Edmundo, Edmwnd, Eumann, Ned, Neddie, Odon, Ted, Teddy


RELATED FORMS VIA EDWARD Edouard, Eduard, Edvard




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How popular is Edmund?

Edmund is a very prominent first name for men (#387 out of 1220, Top 32%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#25503 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Edmund reached its apex position of #136 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is at #1137 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Edward (#169 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Eddie (#725), Eamon (#1196), Eddy (#1485), Teddy (#1647), Edmond (#1936), Ed, Edmon, Edmundo, Ned and Ted are the prominent related forms of Edmund (#1137) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Edouard, are seldom used. These relations of Edmund were at the apex of their popularity in the 1880s (ADOPTION OF 2.67%) and have become much less popular since (ADOPTION 0.18%, 93.3%), with forms like Edmond becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Edmund, Eamon, Ed, Eddie, Eddy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Edmon, Edmond, Edmundo, Edward, Ned in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ted, Teddy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eddie, Edward, Teddy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Aimond (see Aimon), Armand, Armond, Boamund (see Bohemond), Demond, Desmund, Eaman, Eamann (see Eamon), Edan, Edd, Eden, Edgard, Edin, Edlin, Edmar, Ednan, Edon, Edred, Edson, Eduino (see Edwin), Edun, Edvin, Edwin, Edwyn, Edyn, Egmond, Egmont, Ehud, Elman, Eman, Emmons, Erland, Erlend, Erman, Ermano, Ermin, Ermino, Esmond, Esmund, Jamond, Lamond, Lemond, Ormand, Ormond, Osmond, Osmund, Radmond (see Redmond), Radmund (see Redmond), Raimund, Rajmund (see Raymond), Ramond, Raymund, Redmond, Redmund (see Redmond), Sigmund, Tedmond, Tedmund and Zikmund. These names tend to be less frequently used than Edmund.

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