Edmund name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old English and German
Usage: English, German, Polish, Faroese, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Edmund e-dmu-nd
Meaning: Wealthy Defender and Prosperous Protection
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What does Edmund mean?

Edmund's meaning is Wealthy Defender or Prosperous Protection is especially used in Finnish, Danish, Polish, German, Norwegian, Faroese, Swedish and English and is used for both boys and girls is originated from German and Old English..

Edmund is form of The Eadmund in English language. The name is celebrated on November 20th.

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How do I pronounce Edmund?

The proper pronunciation of two syllabled Edmund is e-dmu-nd. There are multiple ways to say the baby name, i.e., ed-mund.

Variants of Edmund


How popular is the name Edmund?

a popular name in United States with over 50949 new-borns have been given the name since 1880. When at the peak of its usage in 1914, the moniker grabbed the 130th spot and 1145 baby boys were given the name.

Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 500 baby names an astounding 95 times Edmund is a familiar baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 400 names.

In 1996, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 358 on boy names chart when 66 babies were given the name Edmund. Over 1029 people have been named Edmund in England and Wales.

Edmund is a unique baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 1964 and was able to reach the top 200 names. In 1965, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 103 on boy names chart when 32 babies were named Edmund.

There are over 632 babies that have been given the name Edmund in Ireland. Edmund is an uncommon baby name in France where it may not be used now as it was last seen in 1939.

But Edmund is a popular baby name in Germany where every 1 in 3000 have the name as well as in, Ghana, Philippines, Tanzania, England, Malaysia and South Africa. At least, 210000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our research.

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Edmund in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Edmund?

You can hardly resist a temptation, a trait which affects your relationships in a negative way. As a lover, you are passionate. Working solo brings out the best of you but working with others helps you improve your old ideas. You are deeply related to the 5 senses. You often get involved with people who have a hard time to express how they actually feel. At work, you are often seen as the control freak that has everything done in the said time and date.

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Sibling Names for Edmund

If you've decided on the name Edmund for your baby boy, then you'll want to find the perfect sibling names that complement it. Here are some great options that flow well with Edmund and will create a harmonious and cohesive family name set.

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Famous people named Edmund

  • Edmund Ironside, was King of England
  • Edmund Clerihew Bentley, popular English novelist and humorist
  • Edmund Gosse, English poet, author and critic
  • Edmund the Martyr, was king of East Anglia
  • Edmund Grindal, English Protestant leader
  • Edmund Schulthess, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Edmund Henry Barker, English classical scholar
  • Edmund Calamy the Elder, English Presbyterian church leader and divine
  • Edmund Curll, English bookseller and publisher
  • Edmund Campion, English Catholic Jesuit priest and martyr
  • Edmund Crispin, an English crime writer and composer
  • Edmund Bolton, English historian and poet
  • Edmund Ignatius Rice, Roman Catholic missionary and educationalist
  • Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, was son of Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March
  • Edmund Wnuk-Lipiński, Polish sociologist, political scientist and writer
  • Edmund Neville Nevill,
  • Edmund Meade-Waldo, English ornithologist and conservationist
  • Edmund Whitelocke, English soldier
  • Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent, son of Sir John Grey, KG and Constance Holland
  • Edmund Sutton, was
  • Edmund Rubbra, British composer
  • Edmund Yates, British journalist, novelist and dramatist
  • Edmund Germer, German inventor recognized as the father of the fluorescent lamp
  • Edmund Cooper, English poet and prolific writer of speculative fiction, romances
  • Edmund Musgrave Barttelot, British Army officer
  • Edmund Beale Sargant, colonial administrator in the British Empire
  • Edmund Biernacki, Polish physician
  • Edmund O'Meara, Irish physiologist and one of the last prominent champions of the medical ideas of Galen
  • Edmund Michał Piszcz, was, from 22 October 1988, the bishop of Warmia
  • Edmund Plowden, distinguished English lawyer
  • Edmund Deberry, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina,
  • Edmund Clarence Stedman, American poet, critic, essayist, banker
  • Edmund Jenkins, African American composer during the Harlem Renaissance
  • Edmund Gunter, English clergyman, mathematician
  • Edmund S. Valtman, Estonian and American editorial cartoonist and winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning
  • Edmund A. Walsh, Fr
  • Edmund Fanning, American explorer and sea captain
  • Edmund Mortimer, 2nd Baron Mortimer, second son and eventual heir of Roger Mortimer
  • Edmund Plowden, explorer and colonial governor
  • Edmund Browne, Irish former trade unionist
  • Edmund Morris, British-American writer best
  • Edmund Husserl, German philosopher
  • Edmund of Abingdon, 13th-century Archbishop of Canterbury in England
  • Edmund Bonner, was Bishop of London from 1539–49 and again
  • Edmund Gettier, American philosopher and Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Edmund Landau, German mathematician
  • Edmund Szoka, American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Edmund Gibson, British divine
  • Edmund Morgan, American historian and an eminent authority on early American history
  • Edmund Beecher Wilson, pioneering American zoologist and geneticist
  • Edmund Stoiber, German politician
  • Edmund Spenser, English poet best known for 'The Faerie Queene'
  • Edmund Burke, Irish statesman
  • Edmund I, was King of the English from 939 until his death
  • Edmund Blunden, English poet, author and critic
  • Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, explorer
  • Edmund de la Pole, 3rd Duke of Suffolk, son of John de la Pole
  • Edmund Barton, Australian politician and judge
  • Edmund FitzAlan-Howard, 1st Viscount FitzAlan of Derwent, British Conservative politician and the last Lord Lieutenant of Ireland


  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh, https://visual.cso.ie/?body=entity/babynames
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2540004
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