Edme Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Edmund:
Derived from the Old English Eadmund (wealthy protection), a compound name composed of the elements ēad (prosperity, wealth) and mund (hand, protection). The name was borne by a 9th-century East Anglian king killed by invading Danes for refusing to share his Christian kingdom with them. He was revered as a martyr, and his cult quickly spread to the Continent.
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A short form of Edmund used for girls in Scandinavia and boys in France. Has in modern times fallen out of use. Also considered a variation of Esme, and pronounced similarly: ED-may or ed-MAY.
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