Edmund - boys name

Edmund name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 84%

Edmund name meaning:

The name Edmund is of English origin and has its roots in Old English. It is derived from the elements "ead," meaning "wealth" or "prosperity," and "mund," meaning "protection" or "guardian." Combining these elements, the name Edmund can be interpreted to mean "prosperous protector" or "wealthy guardian."

People with the name Edmund are often seen as responsible, reliable, and trustworthy individuals. They possess a strong sense of duty and are known for their ability to provide a sense of security and protection to those around them. Edmunds are often dedicated and hardworking, striving for success and financial stability. They are also known for their practicality and resourcefulness.

Overall, the name Edmund carries a sense of strength, dependability, and prosperity. It is a name associated with individuals who are capable of safeguarding others and ensuring their well-being, both in terms of material wealth and emotional security.

Origin: Anglo Saxon

Wealthy defender.


Saints names, Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Edmund , Archbishop-of-York, Eames, Part-1-and-2'

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Overall UK ranking: 784 out of 4789

42 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Edmund

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