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Meaning & History

From the Old English elements os "god" and mund "protection". During the Anglo-Saxon period a Norse cognate Ásmundr was also used in England, and another version was imported by the Normans. Saint Osmund was an 11th-century Norman nobleman who became an English bishop. Though it eventually became rare, it was revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname that was derived from the given name.
Other Languages & CulturesÁsmundr Ancient Scandinavian Osmund Anglo-Saxon Åsmund Danish Ásmundur Icelandic Åsmund Norwegian


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Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute