"wise protector"

Raymond Origin and Meaning

The name Raymond is a boy's name of German origin meaning "wise protector".

Now that the show has gone into reruns, does anybody still love Raymond? Though it's been long dormant, some parents, including Jack Nicholson, are finding its cool name component, largely through the nickname Ray.

Raymond was introduced into England by the Normans and was a favorite in the time of the Crusades. Raymond was a Top 20 name in 1900, and continued to be popular through the era of Raymond Chandler and Raymond Burr and Raymond Massey. More recently there was the eminent short story writer Raymond Carver.

Some livelier Raymond relatives: the Latinate Ramon and Raimundo, the Irish Reamonn (with nickname Rea) and the surname Redmond.

Bottom line: Raymond is a new member of the Geek Chic contingent, on the heels of nickname Ray.

# 343 in the US

Raymond Rank in US Top 1000

# 461 on Nameberry

Raymond Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Raymond Popularity

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Famous People Named Raymond

  • Raymond CarverAmerican short story writer
  • Raymond William Stacey BurrCanadian,American actor
  • Raymond RomanoAmerican actor/comedian
  • Raymond "Ray" Ortiz ToroAmerican musician
  • Raymond FeltonAmerican basketball player
  • Raymond Lee "Ray" Luzierdrummer for band "Korn"
  • Raymond DavisJr., winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Raymond "Ray" DaviesEnglish musician

Raymond in Pop Culture

  • Raymond BabbittDustin Hoffman's character in "Rain Man"
  • Raymond Vestercharacter in the game 'Resident Evil: Revelations'
  • Raymond "Red" Reddingtonfrom "The Blacklist" (James Spader)
  • Raymond Firewalkercharacter on TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger"
  • Raymond Collins "Mr. Collins" character in ABC's "Ravenswood"
  • Levis RaymondViolet Travilla's husband in Elsie Dinsmore series
  • Raymond "Ray" Palmer from DC comics and TV's "Arrow"
  • Raymond Gillettecharacter from FX's "Archer"
  • Raymond "Ray" Langstoncharacter on TV's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
  • Captain Raymond Holtcharacter on TV's "Brooklyn Nine,Nine"
  • Raymonda cat villager from Animal Crossing

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