Eamon Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Eamon:
Gaelic form of Edmund, which is derived from the Old English Eadmund (wealthy protection), a compound name composed of the elements ēad (prosperity, fortune, riches) and mund (hand, protection).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Is pronounced EE-mun (Modern English) like in the words east, easy, eagle and easel.
Alternative is AY-mun (Gaelic).
I dare say AY-mun is the regular pronunciation and EE-mun is the alternative - this is a Gaelic name, not an English one. This is my cousin's name; we live in the US and it is pronounced AY-mun here as well.
Just seconding AY-mun as the standard pronunciation in the US. I know one in their 30s right on down to a 2011 baby. Never come across an Eamon of the EE-mun pronunciation.
- Personal experiences with the name Eamon: | Edit
My younger brothers name is Eamon and our baby cousin asked one night 'why do we say Eamon's name after we say grace?' I call my him Amy, and Philip and before you ask... I don't know why I do but he responds.
Our son is Eamon and we have gotten nothing but extremely positive feedback about it. It is commonly mispronounced and misspelled, but we usually only have to correct people once. "It's like Damon, without the D."
- Nicknames for Eamon: | Edit
Eam (pronounced 'Aim"), Ames
I call my younger brother 'Amy'. I don't know why.
- Meanings and history of the name Eamon: | Edit
The name Eamon is from Old English and goes back many centuries.
The meaning of the name Eamon is Rich Protector
- Famous real-life people named Eamon: | Edit
Eamon Sullivan (DOB 30 August 1985) is an Australian swimmer who currently holds the world record for 50 m Freestyle and the 100m Freestyle events.
Éamon de Valera is the most famous bearer of the name. Born George de Valera, but called Edward, de Valera was born in the US in 1882. He emigrated to Ireland (birth place of his mother) and upon entering politics gaelicised his name from Edward to Éamon (gaelicised by pronouncing it AY-mun) a variation of Éamonn. De Valera eventually went on to be President of Ireland from 1959 to 1973.
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A character named Eamon appears briefly in the first of the "Bourne" movies -- "The Borne Identity". He is the step brother of the character "Marie" and Jason and Marie go to stay with Eamon and his children for one night at his house in the country. They are followed there and Jason fights and kills "the professor" in a field near the house. This is the scene in the movie where Jason learns that he works for "operation treadstone."
In the game Dragon Age: Origins there is a character named Arl Eamon who is a valuable ally for the protagonist.
Based on a 2013 book by the same name, the 2017 sci-fi thriller The Circle has Tom Hanks playing the lead role as "grey-haired, ruddy-faced, twinkly-eyed, happy and earnest" middle-aged surfer dude Eamon Bailey, one of the Three Wise Men who run the Circle. Of the three, he is the most charismatic and sincere. "When he smiled, which was near-constantly, his mouth smiled, his eyes smiled, his shoulders even seemed to smile." Bailey is a folksy speaker, pious Christian, devoted husband, and proud father to his son Gunner who has cerebral palsy. Passionately devoted to the notion that human beings should share their experiences with one another, "Uncle Eamon," as he likes to be called, makes speeches to his adoring tech company employees every Friday about the Circle’s utopian mission to eliminate secrecy and unite the world electronically.