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Gender Masculine
Language(s) English
Language(s) Old English
Derivation ēad + mund
Meaning "prosperity", "riches" + "protector"
Other names
Variant form(s) Eadmund
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" or "riches", and mund, meaning "protector".[1]

Persons named Edmund include:



In religion[edit]

In politics[edit]

  • Edmund Burke (1729–1797), Irish statesman, political theorist, and philosopher
  • Edmund G. Brown, Jr. (born 1938), commonly known as Jerry Brown; governor of California
  • Edmund Muskie (1914–1996), American Secretary of State
  • Edmund Stoiber (born 1941), German politician, former minister-president of the state of Bavaria

In other fields[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

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