"graceful protection"

Esmond Origin and Meaning

The name Esmond is a boy's name of English origin meaning "graceful protection".

Though slightly haughtier and less accessible than cousin Edmond, Esmond could appeal to some parents seeing a distinguished appellation. It began being used (albeit sparingly) in England in the nineteenth century, possibly influenced by William Makepeace Thackeray's novel The History of Henry Esmond.

Most parents today would prefer the more popular Desmond.

Esmond Popularity

Famous People Named Esmond

  • Esmond Penington KnightEnglish actor
  • Esmond EdwardsAmerican photographer and record producer
  • Esmond Marcus David RomillyBritish socialist and anti,fascist; husband of author Jessica Mitford
  • Esmond Martelli (born Arthur Esmonde Martelli)English rugby union player