Eamon: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Eamon | Boys
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).
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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.
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Eam (pronounced 'Aim"), Ames
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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.
The name Eamon is from Old English and goes back many centuries.
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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.
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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.