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Edmund is a handsome classic. I loved the name since I was a kid after reading Narnia. It's posh but it embodies to me my favorite character, Edmund, who's complex but at the end of the day a good person who made a mistake. I love the combination Edmund Louis the best, because it sounds distinguished.
CatherineTheGreat  1/5/2020
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In 2018, 53 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Edmund who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 147th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
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English astronomer Edmund Halley bears this name.
TheGreatCornholio  3/26/2018
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The name Edmund was given to 142 boys born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  3/1/2018
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Mund means mouth in German...

It’s a nice name. But if you plan on moving to a German speaking country... probably not the best choice.
SeverinaL.M.  12/2/2017
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Edmund is such a handsome name. Ed is super cute. I do also adore Edward, Edwin and Edgar, and the female name Edwina.
Paula Puddephatt  5/27/2017
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The name Edmund was given to 172 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/21/2016
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I love to say this name out loud in a British accent just like the movies, specifically to imitate Lucy Pevensie :)
Blaxworth  6/17/2016
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This is a unique alternative to Edward, but a bit more classy and old-fashioned.
Oleg Karachi  1/10/2016
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Two words: Edmund Kemper.

This name will forever be associated with the creepy serial killer in my mind. Yikes.
V of Doom  1/2/2015
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I've always thought this name sounded quite posh and sophisticated. I have to admit, this is a very handsome name. ;)
― Anonymous User  8/31/2014
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The name Edmund was given to 133 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
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Strong, classic, handsome, and gives off a good vibe. I would love to use this name for a child, with the nickname of Ed.

I also like how it reminds me of my favorite character in The Chronicles of Narnia.
Strangak  6/15/2013
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Please tell me there are better nicknames for Edmund than just Ed, Ned, Eddie and Monet, because I adore this name, but the nicknames are just so hideous. I would name a son this, and spell it the French way (Edmond), but pronounce it the English way.
Sabella Authoress  10/16/2012
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Edmund was the name of the son of King Edward III of England and his wife Philippa of Hainaut.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
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Edmund was the second son of King Edward I of England and his second wife Margaret of France.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
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Edmund was the youngest son of King Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York. He was the younger brother of King Henry VIII of England, but died young.
CarolinW  6/10/2012
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The two elements of Germanic dithematic names are almost always both nouns. The first element "ead" refers to inherited property, and thus status, wealth, fortune and happiness. This is the simple expression of the root which also produces Athel, Ethel, Adel (in Adelaide), "relating to inherited property, thus nobility" and odal "of the holding property through inheritance", as opposed to feudal "of the holding of property through fee of service".

The second element "mund" is literally "hand" (a distant cousin of Latin "manus"). It has an extended or figurative meaning applicable to name elements of "protection", as a superior offering his "hand", offered his protection.
thegriffon  5/21/2012
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Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was a British statesman and philosopher.
― Anonymous User  10/14/2011
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It is a very handsome, classic name.
blondieboo629  8/9/2011
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This name is fabulous! It has so much history behind it, and it is just so strong, and nice, and cute, and old-fashioned. It also sounds so regal, fit for a king.
― Anonymous User  5/1/2011
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He's perhaps more of an infamous bearer than a famous one, but there's always Edmund Emil Kemper, the serial killer.
Sophannagh  12/24/2010
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Edmund is one of the main antagonists in William Shakespeare's "King Lear."
erb816  11/14/2010
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Edmund is a character in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park and eventually marries the heroine, Fanny Price.
katherinek15  7/28/2010
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British-Indian actor Ben "Krishna Bhanji" Kingsley and Alison Sutcliffe have a son Edmund Bhanji, born 5 July 1982, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, UK.
MaggieSimpson  6/17/2010
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This name has also been frequently used in The Netherlands before the 1980s; nowadays, it is a bit less common (since it is mostly regarded as old-fashioned) but still in use nonetheless.
Lucille  5/28/2010
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Just love this name!

I didn't know this was Hitler's brother name; I also like Clara which was his mother's name. Haha, everyone will think we are pretentious Nazis apparently! Clara and Edmund sound like an adorable sibset I think.
SandSea  2/27/2010
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This is my friend's name. I end up calling him 'Eddie Boy' sometimes. Ha ha. Edmund is a nice though. Too bad it's usually chosen for a snobby character in a book or movie.
anonymous111  2/4/2010
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Edmund Hitler, Adolf's younger brother who's death (from measles) scarred Adolf.
lucyskydiamonds  1/22/2010
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I love this name even though I've never met anyone with it. It's a name that I can see any age of person having and I think it sounds better than Edward. Plus it's the name of Blackadder and the name of the kid in the Cronicles of Narnia.
plutogirlgenius  8/24/2009
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Edmund sounds more unique than Edward and less dated than Edwin. I prefer the "M" to the "w" in Edward.
Emma McHnery  5/12/2009
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This name is adorable and serious at once. I prefer it to Edward, which has been ruined for another generation by a trashy kids vampire series.
vomiting  3/12/2009
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I like it better than most other names beginning with "Ed," mostly since I hate the nickname. But this is an alright name.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  12/8/2008
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Edmund Bertram is the hero of Jane Austen's 'Mansfield Park.' He is a strong and honorable character.
Eruanna_Meldiriel  5/26/2008
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I hate all names ending in -mund, they sound so old-fashioned and rather pompous on children today anyway. I would think parents who name their son Edmund today are quite pretentious.
slight night shiver  5/22/2008
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Sir Cosmo Edmund Duff Gordon was a passenger on the Titanic.
BoiCrazii  2/2/2008
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Edmund here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  1/17/2008
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Famous bearers include New Zealand explorer Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest; 16th century poet Edmund Spenser, author of The Faerie Queene; German philosopher Edmund Husserl, founder of the phenomenology movement; and the illegitimate son Edmund, the villian of Shakespeare's King Lear. [noted -ed]
sarescent  10/10/2007
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I've never met anybody with this name, but all the people I've read about
with this name have been so dashing! And so gallant! Ugh, I love this name!
applemilk  9/16/2007
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I love this name. It's completely adorable for a little boy, and would be dashing on an adult.
black_lace  2/15/2007
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The Honourable Edmund Charles Spencer is the youngest son of Charles, 9th Earl Spencer and Caroline, Countess Spencer (born Caroline Hutton). He is nephew to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
MariaNikolaievnaRoma  12/25/2006
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Edmund was the original Patron Saint of England.
Beornhild  12/14/2006
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Edmund Grey - All My Children is a famous character with this name.
Kelseyyy  9/6/2006
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I love this name. And I fancy the nickname Ned.
Scion  3/1/2006
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Edmund Barton was the first Prime Minister of Australia.
nafer1  2/25/2006
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You could easily get this name confused with Edward. They would be good names for twins.
― Anonymous User  1/22/2006
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Edmund is the third youngest Pevensie sibling in C.S. Lewis' "Chronicles of Narnia" book series. He was a traitor, but was redeemed and forgiven and later became a king.
breakofday  12/30/2005
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Edmund is the first name of Rowan Atkinson character Black Adder.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2005

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