Esme name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old French and Spanish
Usage: English
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Esme e-sme
Meaning: Kind Defender, Esteemed and Emerald
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What does Esme mean?

Meaning of Esme is Kind Defender, Esteemed or Emerald is used as a baby girl name and is dominantly used in English is of Spanish and Old French origin. Esme is short form of Esmeralda.

Esmeralda is equivalent of emerald in Spanish language. Also Esmeralda is equivalent of Emerald in Greek and Spanish languages. Esmeralda's meaning is Emerald Gemstone, Precious Stone and Smaragd is of English, Spanish and Latin origin.

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How do I pronounce Esme?

e-sme is the most common way to pronounce two syllabled Esme. The name can also be pronounced as es-me.

Variants of Esme


Nicknames for Esme

The name Esme is already a short name, but some possible candidates include:

Names that rhyme with Esme

How popular is the name Esme?

a popular name in United States having over 4588 recievers in 46 years of usage. Presently peaked at the charts, the moniker grabbed the 556th spot and 552 baby girls were given the name.

Also, Esme was a popular name in England and Wales. Over 14453 babies have been named Esme since 1996. When at the peak of its usage in 2016, 1416 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 35th position.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 23 years but still dominating the charts. Additionally, the given name has been in the top 50 baby names 5 times

Esme is a familiar baby name in Ireland, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 200 names.

Recently in 2016, 54 babies were given Esme and it reached its peak ranking, 110 on girl names chart. Over 256 babies in Ireland have been named Esme. The name is an uncommon baby name in France where it has been in use since 1976 and peaked in 1976 when it ranked 2299th.

But Esme is a popular baby name in Greece where every 1 in 200 have the name. As per our evaluation, over 80000 people has been named Esme globally.

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Esme in Nordic countries

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Numerological aspects of Esme

You want a stable, deep connection with people. If the letter E is your cornerstone in your name, it means you are always open to new life experiences and adventures. Having number 1 as your soul urge no reveals your deep desire to prove yourself to other people and acquire their acceptance. You possess great communication skills. Expressing your emotions is what you are good at. Your friends are like addicted to you, but your family isn't very happy with how you live your life cause you are restless.

Looking for names similar to Esme? Please go through the following names

  •  Celsa - The uncommon girl name Celsa is of Old English and Latin origin which is used prevalently in English language, Celsa means "Very Good"
  •  Confucius - Used predominantly in English, Confucius is originated from Chinese and a boy name, Confucius means "Master of Kung"
  •  Toriana means Derived from Victoria or Triumphant came from Latin, primarily used in English is a gender insensitive name
  •  Wilham - Used especially in English, Wilham means "Will Desire or Helmet Protection" is a boy name
  •  Braedon - Of Celtic and Old Irish origin, Admired Braedon means "Descendant of Bradan or Broad Hillside" and is used primarily in English is used for baby boys

Sibling Names for Esme

If you've decided on the name "Esme" for your baby girl, you might be wondering what names would pair well with it for a sibling. We've compiled a list of both classic and unique names that would complement Esme beautifully, giving your family a cohesive and lovely set of names.

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Brother to Esme

Famous people named Esme

  • Esme Melville, Australian theatre, television and film actress
  • Esme Langley, British writer
  • Esmeralda Gomez in A Federal Case as Actress
  • Esme Johns in Groupie Girl as Actress
  • Esmee van Kampen in Lieve Céline as Actress
  • Esme Madra in Çogunluk as Actress
  • Esme Church acted in movie Autumn Crocus
  • Esme Hubbard portrayed main character of Mrs. Smythe in 1917 romance movie In Another Girl's Shoes.

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  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
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