|Pronunciation||//, // or //|
|Gender||male or female|
|Word/name||French esmé (feminine esmée), "esteemed", past participle of esmer, "to esteem"|
|Meaning||1. French: "beloved", "esteemed"
2. Short for Esméralda
|Related names||Edmé, Esméralda|
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Esmé (masculine) or Esmée (feminine) is a French given name, the participle of French esmer "to esteem" (whence also English aim). Esmé came to be used in Scotland in the 16th century as the name of Esmé Stewart, 1st Duke of Lennox (1542–1583).
Esme is also used as a short form for the feminine name Esmeralda.
- Esme Mackinnon (born 1913), British skier
- Esme Tombleson (1917–2010), New Zealand politician
- Esme Melville (1918–2006), Australian actress
- Esme Langley (1919–1991), British writer
- Esme Irwin (1931–2001), British cricket player
- Emma Eleonora "Esmé" Wiegman-van Meppelen Scheppink (born 1975), Dutch politician
- Esmé Bianco (born 1982), British model and performer
- Esmé Kamphuis (born 1983), Dutch bobsledder
- Esmé Stewart, 1st Duke of Lennox (1542–1583)
- Esmé Stewart, 3rd Duke of Lennox (1579–1624)
- Esmé Stewart, 2nd Duke of Richmond (1649–1660)
- Esme Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Penrith (1863–1939)
- Saville Esmé Percy (1887–1957), a British actor
- Anamuah Esme Papa Mends (born 1986), Ghanaian football player
- Esmé James Mirchandani (born 2005), Canadian
- Esme, a character in The Recognitions
- Esmé, the fictional eponym of "For Esmé – with Love and Squalor"
- Esme Murray, a character in the sitcom Hamish Macbeth
- Esmé Squalor, a villainess in A Series of Unfortunate Events
- Esme Cuckoo, a mutant in the Marvel Universe
- Esme Cullen, a vampire in the Twilight series
- Esme Vanderheusen, a character in the soap opera Passions
- Esme Weatherwax or Granny Weatherwax, a witch in the Discworld series
- Esme Watson, a character from A Country Practice, portrayed by Joyce Jacobs
- Esme, the character and title of Joanna Newsom's song in her third album Have one on me(CD3)
- "Esme s'est dit anciennement par abréviation pour estime dans la signification d'opinion, de jugement, de sentiment" François Joseph Michel Noël, Philologie française ou dictionnaire étymologique: critique, historique, anecdotique, littéraire, Père, 1831 p. 510. Eugene de Chambure, Glossaire du Morvan; Étude sur le langage de cette contrée comparé avec les principaux dialectes ou patois de la France, de la Belgique wallonne, et de la Suisse romande (1878), p. 324.
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