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Edmund is the first name of Rowan Atkinson character Black Adder.
-- Anonymous User  12/14/2005
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
You could easily get this name confused with Edward. They would be good names for twins.
-- Anonymous User  1/22/2006
Edmund Barton was the first Prime Minister of Australia.
-- nafer1  2/25/2006
I love this name. And I fancy the nickname Ned.
-- Scion  3/1/2006
Edmund Grey - All My Children is a famous character with this name.
-- Kelseyyy  9/6/2006
Edmund was the original Patron Saint of England.
-- Beornhild  12/14/2006
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
I love this name. It's completely adorable for a little boy, and would be dashing on an adult.
-- black_lace  2/15/2007
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
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
Listen to the German pronunciation of Edmund here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
-- _satu_  1/17/2008
Sir Cosmo Edmund Duff Gordon was a passenger on the Titanic.
-- BoiCrazii  2/2/2008
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
Edmund Bertram is the hero of Jane Austen's 'Mansfield Park.' He is a strong and honorable character.
-- Eruanna_Meldiriel  5/26/2008
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
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
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
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
Edmund Hitler, Adolf's younger brother who's death (from measles) scarred Adolf.
-- lucyskydiamonds  1/22/2010
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
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
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
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
Edmund is a character in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park and eventually marries the heroine, Fanny Price.
-- katherinek15  7/28/2010
Edmund is one of the main antagonists in William Shakespeare's "King Lear."
-- erb816  11/14/2010
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
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
It is a very handsome, classic name.
-- blondieboo629  8/9/2011
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was a British statesman and philosopher.
-- Anonymous User  10/14/2011
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
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
Edmund was the second son of King Edward I of England and his second wife Margaret of France.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Edmund was the name of the son of King Edward III of England and his wife Philippa of Hainaut.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
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
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
The name Edmund was given to 133 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013

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