Esmé

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Esmé
Pronunciation /ˈɛm/, /ˈɛzm/ or /ˈɛzm/
Gender male or female
Origin
Word/name French esmé (feminine esmée), "esteemed", past participle of esmer, "to esteem"
Meaning 1. French: "beloved", "esteemed"
2. Short for Esméralda
Other names
Related names Edmé, Esméralda

Esmé or Esmée is a French given name, the participle of French esmer "to esteem" (whence also English aim).[1] Esmé came to be used in Scotland in the 16th century as the name of Esmé Stewart, 1st Duke of Lennox (1542–1583) and is now among the most popular baby names for girls in the UK.[2]

Esme is also used as a short form for the feminine name Esmeralda.

Esme[edit]

Feminine
Masculine

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ https://www.yahoo.com/news/the-100-most-popular-british-baby-names-126911905396.html

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