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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AHZ-mənd
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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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