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Old English: [ˈæːɑdmund]
Language(s)Old English
Derivationēad + mund
Meaning"prosperity", "riches" + "protector"
Other names
Variant form(s)Eadmund
Derivative(s)Eamonn, Edmond

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

Persons named Edmund include:


Kings and nobles[edit]

In religion[edit]

In politics[edit]

In other fields[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Edmund (King Lear), an antagonist in the play King Lear by William Shakespeare
  • Edmund Bertram, character in the novel Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • Edmund Blackadder, the protagonist of the BBC historical comedy series Blackadder
  • Edmund Pevensie, main character in several of The Chronicles of Narnia book series by C. S. Lewis, in which he is/was "King Edmund the Just"
  • King Edmund, supporting character in the animated show of Tangled in which he had ruled the uninhabitable Dark Kingdom twenty-five years prior to the series.

See also[edit]


  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 9780198610601