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Pronunciation /ˈrmənd/
French pronunciation: ​[ʁɛmɔ̃]
Gender Male
Word/name Germanic
Meaning "Counsellor, "Protector", "Wise Protector", "Mighty"
Other names
Nickname(s) Ray

Raymond is a male given name. It was borrowed into English from French (older French spellings were Reimund[1] and Raimund,[2] whereas the modern English and French spellings are identical). It originated as the Germanic Raginmund or Reginmund.[1] "Ragin" (Old German) and "regin" (Gothic) meant "counsel."[3] The Old High German "mund" originally meant "hand,"[4] but came to mean "protection."[5] This etymology suggests that the name originated in the Early Middle Ages, possibly from Latin; meaning "King of the World".[citation needed]

Despite the German and French origins of the English name, some of its early uses in English documents appear in Latinized form. As a surname, its first recorded appearance in Britain appeared in 1086, during the reign of William the Conqueror, in the Domesday Book, with a reference to Giraldus Reimundus.[6]

The most commonly used names for baby boys based on "ragin" in 2009 were, in descending order, Raymond, Ramiro, Rayner, Rein, Reingard, Reynard, and Reynold.[7] Its many other variants include Raiment, Raimo, Raimond, Raimondi, Raimondo, Raimund, Raimundo, Ramon, Ramón, Ramond, Ramondelli, Ramondenc, Ramondi, Ramondini, Ramondino, Ramondo, Ramondou, Ramonenc, Ramonic, Ramundi, Rayment, Raymonenc, Raymonencq, Raymont, Raymund, Redmond, Redmonds, Reim, Reimund, Reinmund, Rémon, Rémond, Remondeau, Remondon, Rémont, Reymond, Rimondi, and Rimondini.[8]

Translations and Variations[edit]

  • Ancient Germanic: nimlama sherpa
  • Arabic: ريمون (Rimun)
  • Basque: Erramun, Erramon
  • Belarusian: Райманд (Rajmand)
  • Bengali: রেমন্ড (Rēmanḍa)
  • Catalan: Ramon
  • Chinese Simplified: 雷蒙德
  • Chinese Traditional: 雷蒙德
  • Croatian: Rajmund
  • Czech: Rajmund
  • Dutch: Remon, Ramone, Raemon, Raemonn, Ramond, Ramonte, Remone
  • English: Raymund, Ray, Raymon, Rayman, Raymann, Raymen, Raymone, Raymun, Raemonn, Redmond, Radmond, Radmund, Reddin, Redmund, Reimond, Reymon, Reymound, Reymund, Raimond, Raimonds
  • Finnish: Raimo, Reima
  • French: Raymonde, Reimonde
  • German: Raimund, Reimund
  • Greek: Ραϋμόνδος (Raf̱̈móndos, Raÿmóndos)
  • Gujarati: રેમન્ડ (Rēmanḍa)
  • Hebrew: ריימונד
  • Hindi: रेमंड (Rēmaṇḍa)
  • Indonesian: Raimundus
  • Irish: Réamann, Radmond, Redmond, Redmund
  • Italian: Raimondo, Raymondo, Reimondo, Reimundo
  • Japanese: レイモンド (Reimondo), レーモンド (Rēmondo)
  • Kannada: ರೇಮಂಡ್ (Rēmaṇḍ)
  • Marathi: रेमंड (Rēmaṇḍ)
  • Korean: 레이몬드 (Leimondeu)
  • Latin: Raimundus
  • Latvian: Raimonds
  • Limburgish: Remao, Mao
  • Lithuanian: Raimondas
  • Macedonian: Рејмонд (Rejmond)
  • Nepali: रेमंड (Rēmaṇḍa)
  • Persian: ریموند
  • Polish: Rajmund
  • Portuguese: Raimundo
  • Portuguese (Brazilian): Raymundo
  • Punjabi: ਰੇਮੰਡ (Rēmaḍa)
  • Romanian: Reimond
  • Russian: Раймонд (Raymond)
  • Serbian: Рејмонд (Rejmond)
  • Slovene: Rajmund
  • Spanish: Raimundo, Ramón, Ramon, Remon, Remone, Romone, Raymundo, Raemondo, Raimondo, Raimundo, Raimon, Raymondo, Reymundo, Reimundo, Mundo
  • Tamil: ரேமண்ட் (Rēmaṇṭ)
  • Telugu: రేమండ్ (Rēmaṇḍ)
  • Thai: เรย์มอนด์ (Rey̒ mxn d̒)
  • Ukrainian: Раймонд (Raymond)
  • Urdu: ریمنڈ
  • Yiddish: רייַמאָנד (Ryyamʼánd)
  • Yoruba: Remondi







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