Name for 21st November- Edmund

English, German, Polish:Means “rich protector” from Old English ead “rich, blessed” and mund “protector”. This was the name of two Anglo-Saxon kings of England. It was also borne by twosaints, including a 9th-century king of East Anglia who, according to tradition, was shot to death with arrows after refusing to divide his Christian kingdom with an invading pagan Danish leader. This Old English name remained in use after the Norman conquest (even being used by king Henry III for one of his sons), though it became less common after the 15th century.

Famous bearers of the name include the English poet Edmund Spenser (1552-1599), the German-Czech philosopher Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) and New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), the first person to climb Mount Everest. (




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  1. 1

    Dearest said,

    Also Norse 🙂
    A Norse female form is Edme. I actually really like it more than Esme..
    Edmund is a favourite!

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      babynamelover said,

      Is it the same meaning in Norse?
      I like Edme 🙂 I prefer it to Esme aswell.
      I prefer Edward to Edmund I have heard too much about Edmund Hilary and it drives me nutty.

      • 3

        Dearest said,

        Yes, the meaning is the same…
        Norwegian, German and English are all Germanic languages, so a lot of the words have common roots and meaning…
        Take the Norwegian word ‘stol’ for example which means ‘chair’, but you also have ‘stool’ in English pronounced the same way and with a similar meaning so they’re all related! 🙂 I love languages XD

      • 4

        babynamelover said,

        Hey cool “stol” and “stool” lol 🙂 languages are cool I wish I was less monolingual.

  2. 5

    SarahinJune said,

    A very Austenite choice, and much much more attractive than Edward IMO.

  3. 7

    Bewildertrix said,

    Blackadder through and through. At least that would be the first association here along with Hilary. Believe me, I’ve tested it out 😛

    So with Rowan Atkinson ruining it for me, I find Edward is more ‘user friendly’.

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