Esme

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Esme mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Esme

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     French
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     English
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User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Esme is of French origin and means "Loved".
  • According to a user from Washington, U.S., the name Esme is of French origin and means "Very loved".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Esme is of French origin and means "Emerald".
  • A user from California, U.S. says the name Esme is of French origin and means "Esteemed" or "loved".
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Wiktionary

Anglicized spelling of Esmé.

  1. A male given name.
  2. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Esme

Esmé Augusta Bianco is an actress, model, dj, actor, model (people), and disc jockey. Her ongoing career started in 2007. Esmé was given the name Esmé Bianco on May 25th, 1982.

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Esmé Gigi Geniveve Squalor is a financial adviser, actor, and list of supporting a series of unfortunate events characters.

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Esmé Percy was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1930 to 1956. Esmé was born on August 8th, 1887 in London, England. He passed away on June 17th, 1957.

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Esme Melville was a theatre, television, and film actress. Esme was given the name Esme Grace Mount-Melville on July 23rd, 1918 in Norwood, South Australia, Australia. Esme is also known as Mount-Melville and Esme Grace. She breathed her last breath on September 14th, 2006.

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Esmé was born on December 2nd, 1913 in Edinburgh. Esmé is also known as Mackinnon, Esme; MacKinnon, Esmé; Mackinnon, Muffie; MacKinnon, Muffie; Murphy, Esme; Murphy, Esmé; Murphy, and Muffie. She breathed her last breath on July 9th, 1999.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 5 5 0
1939 5 5 0
1953 5 5 0
1961 5 5 0
1971 5 5 0
1975 6 6 0
1976 6 6 0
1980 5 5 0
1981 16 16 0
1982 8 8 0
1983 6 6 0
1984 5 5 0
1985 5 5 0
1986 9 9 0
1987 7 7 0
1988 8 8 0
1989 5 5 0
1990 7 7 0
1991 8 8 0
1992 7 7 0
1993 15 15 0
1994 19 19 0
1995 18 18 0
1996 19 19 0
1997 22 22 0
1998 29 29 0
1999 45 45 0
2000 35 35 0
2001 42 42 0
2002 66 66 0
2003 76 76 0
2004 75 75 0
2005 68 68 0
2006 103 103 0
2007 106 106 0
2008 154 154 0
2009 240 240 0
2010 280 280 0
2011 262 262 0
2012 260 260 0
2013 274 274 0
2014 341 341 0
2015 418 418 0
2016 429 429 0
2017 510 510 0
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International Interest for Esme

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Popularity of Esme as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Esme

  • How Popular is the name Esme? Esme is the 4,312th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Esme have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,039 babies born with the first name Esme in the United States. That's more than enough people named Esme to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Esme? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Esme first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Esme is Monday, March 6th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Esme born? The highest recorded use of the first name Esme was in 2017 with a total of 510 babies.
  • Random Esme Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Esme is not a popular baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Esme: Your name in reverse order is Emse. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Smee. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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