Edmund (given name)

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Gender Masculine
Language(s) English
Language(s) Old English
Derivation ēad + mund
Meaning "prosperity", "riches" + "protector"
Other names
Derivative(s) Eamonn, Edmond

Edmund is a masculine given name in the English language. The name is derived from the Old English elements ēad, meaning "prosperity", "riches"; and mund, meaning "protector".[1]

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  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 84, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1