Thursday, 8 May 2014

Edmund


Left Side of The Wilton Diptych. Edmund the Martyr is shown with Edward the Confessor, John the Baptist and Richard II. 


Origin: Old English
Meaning: "rich protector"
Gender: masculine
Pronunciation: ED-mənd (English), ED-muwnt (German, Polish)

Edmund was the name of two Anglo-Saxon kings of England. It was used by several saints, one of which is Edmund the Martyr, a king of East Anglia who was shot to death by arrows after refusing to divide his kingdom with the Vikings.

Edmund Bertram is a character in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. In The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, Edmund Pevensie was one of the two kings of Narnia. The name was also used in Shakespeare's King Lear. Edmund Spenser was an English poet.


   Related names:

Eadmund - Anglo-Saxon (m)
Éamon - Irish (m)
Eamon - Irish (m)
Éamonn - Irish (m)
Edmao - Limburgish (m)
Edmé - French (m)
Edmée - French (f)
Edmond- French (m)
Edmonda - Italian (f)
Edmondo - Italian (m)
Edmundo - Spanish, Portuguese (m)
Ödön - Hungarian (m)

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