Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AHZ-mənd  [key·IPA]

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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesOsmund(Anglo-Saxon) Ásmundur(Icelandic) Åsmund(Norwegian) Ásmundr(Old Norse)

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Entry updated December 3, 2014