Meaning & History
Latinized form of a Germanic name, probably Waramunt, derived from war "vigilant, cautious" and mund "protection". This was the name of a 5th-century king of Galicia (from the Germanic tribe of the Suebi). It was later the name of kings of Asturias and León, though their names are usually spelled in the Spanish form Bermudo.
Sources & References
- Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 1536.