Edmund Name Meaning & Origin

Edmund

Pronunciation: EHD-mənd (key)

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Eamon, Ed, Eddie, Edmond, Ned, Ted

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Ed, Ned, Ted, Eddie, Teddy, Nemo

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Famous real-life people named Edmund

Edmund Burke, Anglo-Irish political theorist and philosopher
Edmond Halley, British astronomer and the namesake of Halley's comet
Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand explorer. He and his mountain guide, Tenzing Norgay, were the first climbers known to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Edmund Husserl, Austrian founder of the philosophical school of thought known as phenomenology
Edmund Spenser, English poet (The Faerie Queene)
Edmund Patrick Cahill or best known as Eddie P. Cahill, american actor (CSI:NY, Friends, Felicity, Under The Dome -soon-)

Edmund in song, story & screen

Edmund, the jealous illegitimate brother in William Shakespeare's drama King Lear
Edmund Pevensie, youngest boy in the Pevensie family, C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia
Edmund Bertram, character in Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Edmund Blackadder, lead character in UK comedy Blackadder
Edmund Grey, character in the ABC daytime drama "All My Children"

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