Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

From Old English wær "aware, cautious" and mund "protection", making it a (partial) cognate of Veremund. This was the name of a legendary ancestor of the Mercians according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle [3].

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesVeremund, Waramunt(Germanic) Bermudo(Spanish)


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 475.
  3. Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, year 626, available from
Entry added December 7, 2022