Gender: Male Pronunciation: AY-mon Meaning of Eamon: "wealthy protector" Origin of Eamon: Irish variation of Edmund

Eamon Origin and Meaning

The name Eamon is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "wealthy protector".

Eamon is one of the traditional Irish names that has not yet emigrated to the US. This Irish name pronounced ay-mon was popularized by early president of the independent republic Eamon de Valera (birth name George), who was born in the United States to an Irish mother and a Cuban father. Eamon definitely has possibilities as a successor to the epidemically popular Aidan/Aiden.

Though it may be an older generation name in Ireland, it would sound fresh elsewhere.

The original spelling of the name is Eamonn.

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GoogleChrome Says:


How so? Ar-men vs Ae-mun

Llamahat Says:


We used this as a middle name for our son, but totally would have used it as his first of we weren't so in love with the one we used. It is pretty unique/rare without being too weird.
We did get a couple comments about it sounding like Amen or Maester Amon from GOT.

Edward Shaw Says:


More like "Aymin", really.

Edward Shaw Says:


Had the name picked out (Eamonn) as a variant of my own (Edward), when I caught a bit of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Our little Eamonn was about 5 weeks from due when I saw Eamonn Sullivan take a medal from Michael Phelps. A rare thing because that was Phelps' year. So happy to see someone contemporary with the name. Everyone who meets him loves his name.

CaribbeanQueen Says:


I like it too, but for me, I hear "Ey, mon" aka "hey man". Lol

DearestJules Says:


I like this name, but it could sound like "Amen" when said aloud, don't you think?

bearcub27 Says:


Eamon is so cheery and fresh! Although I love the original, Edmund, I like that this name doesn't have any obvious nicknames. And it would be a great way to honor my Irish heritage!