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Edmund

Edmund is an English male name made up from Old English elements ead (wealth, fortune, riches) and mund (protection) meaning “rich protection” or “wealthy protector”. Ead comes from Proto-Germanic *audaz (wealth, riches) and mund also comes from Proto-Germanic *mundō (hand; protection, security) derived from Proto-Indo-European *man- (hand; man, human being). Edmund is the name of an antagonist in Shakespeare’s King Lear (1603-1606).

Origin: Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Eadmund (Anglo-Saxon)
  • Edmond (French)
  • Edmé (French)
  • Ödön (Hungarian)
  • Éamonn (Irish)
  • Éamon (Irish)
  • Eamon (Irish)
  • Edmondo (Italian)
  • Edmao (Limburgish)
  • Edmundo (Portugese Spanish)

 

Female forms:

  • Edmonda (Italian)
  • Edmonde (French)
  • Edmée (French)

 

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