Edmund

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51k
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since 1880
Last Name
896
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Edmund

"Edmund" is a name of English origin, and it means "Rich protector". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Old English Ēadmund, from ēad (“prosperity”) + mund (“protection”).

  1. A male given name, borne by early English kings and saints.

Edmund was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Edmund

Edmund was given the name Edmund Percival Hillary on July 20th, 1919 in Auckland. He breathed his last breath on January 11th, 2008.

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Edmund Burke was a Paymaster of the Forces. Edmund was born on January 12th, 1729 in Dublin, Ireland. He breathed his last breath on July 9th, 1797.

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Edmund Kemper is a criminal. Edmund is also known as Big Ed, The Co-ed Killer, and The Co-ed Butcher.

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Eddie Cahill is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Eddie was given the name Edmund Patrick Cahill on January 15th, 1978 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Edmund Husserl was a philosopher. Edmund was born on April 8th, 1859 in Proßnitz, Margraviate of Moravia, Austrian Empire. He passed away on April 27th, 1938.

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Edmund is a monarch. He was most active from 23 to 1016.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Edmund

Edmund is a monarch. He was most active from 23 to 1016.

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Kyle was born on January 8th, 1995 in Johannesburg.

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2nd was born in 1326. He died in 1331.

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Lada was born on April 1st, 1947.

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Alan was born in England. He breathed his last breath in 1291.

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G. was born in 1931. He breathed his last breath in 2013.

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How popular is the baby name Edmund in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 67 0 67
1881 61 0 61
1882 71 0 71
1883 63 0 63
1884 72 0 72
1885 68 0 68
1886 80 0 80
1887 61 0 61
1888 76 0 76
1889 89 0 89
1890 54 0 54
1891 61 0 61
1892 93 0 93
1893 80 0 80
1894 96 0 96
1895 90 0 90
1896 110 0 110
1897 96 0 96
1898 101 0 101
1899 87 0 87
1900 94 0 94
1901 95 0 95
1902 104 0 104
1903 102 0 102
1904 109 0 109
1905 108 0 108
1906 122 0 122
1907 129 0 129
1908 141 0 141
1909 147 0 147
1910 200 0 200
1911 235 0 235
1912 457 5 452
1913 599 0 599
1914 792 0 792
1915 961 0 961
1916 1,032 0 1,032
1917 1,050 5 1,045
1918 1,099 0 1,099
1919 1,012 5 1,007
1920 1,104 0 1,104
1921 1,104 0 1,104
1922 1,019 5 1,014
1923 1,145 0 1,145
1924 1,122 7 1,115
1925 1,042 0 1,042
1926 1,019 7 1,012
1927 935 5 930
1928 915 5 910
1929 837 6 831
1930 811 5 806
1931 709 0 709
1932 690 0 690
1933 567 0 567
1934 602 0 602
1935 565 0 565
1936 554 0 554
1937 523 0 523
1938 513 0 513
1939 467 0 467
1940 498 0 498
1941 576 0 576
1942 602 0 602
1943 666 0 666
1944 555 0 555
1945 478 0 478
1946 636 0 636
1947 634 0 634
1948 575 0 575
1949 586 0 586
1950 554 0 554
1951 625 0 625
1952 660 0 660
1953 620 0 620
1954 608 0 608
1955 600 0 600
1956 592 0 592
1957 662 0 662
1958 570 0 570
1959 530 0 530
1960 511 0 511
1961 523 0 523
1962 468 0 468
1963 472 0 472
1964 484 0 484
1965 432 0 432
1966 394 0 394
1967 370 0 370
1968 348 0 348
1969 333 0 333
1970 298 0 298
1971 285 0 285
1972 245 0 245
1973 223 0 223
1974 225 0 225
1975 209 0 209
1976 198 0 198
1977 272 0 272
1978 271 0 271
1979 325 5 320
1980 270 0 270
1981 251 0 251
1982 225 0 225
1983 180 0 180
1984 176 0 176
1985 174 0 174
1986 194 0 194
1987 190 0 190
1988 162 0 162
1989 158 0 158
1990 154 0 154
1991 147 0 147
1992 145 0 145
1993 132 0 132
1994 143 0 143
1995 116 0 116
1996 128 0 128
1997 147 0 147
1998 119 0 119
1999 127 0 127
2000 122 0 122
2001 115 0 115
2002 113 0 113
2003 117 0 117
2004 118 0 118
2005 103 0 103
2006 97 0 97
2007 99 0 99
2008 118 0 118
2009 125 0 125
2010 95 0 95
2011 111 0 111
2012 138 0 138
2013 151 0 151
2014 176 0 176
2015 173 0 173
2016 190 0 190

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Popularity of Edmund as a first name

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Popularity of Edmund as a last name

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Common last names for Edmund

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  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Ryan
  • Sullivan
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Oconnor
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Obrien

Common first names for Edmund

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Edmund U.S.
  White 46.32% 64.26%
  African American 41.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Edmund

People with the last name Edmund are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Edmund

  • How Popular is the name Edmund? Edmund is the 982nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Edmund was the 27,042nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Edmund have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 50,619 babies born with the first name Edmund in the United States. That's more than enough people named Edmund to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Edmund? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 67 new born babies.
  • When was Edmund first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Edmund is Sunday, June 22nd, 1856.
  • What year had the most people named Edmund born? The highest recorded use of the first name Edmund was in 1923 with a total of 1,145 babies. That's a lot of babies named Edmund!
  • Random Edmund Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Edmund ranks 85th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 83 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Edmund: Your name in reverse order is Dnumde. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eunmdd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Edmund? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 896 people with the last name Edmund.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Edmund? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Edmund as their last name since less than 1 person in 333k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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