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

The name Eamon is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "wealthy protector". Eamon and is often added to lists like Irish Boy Names - Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Drop 2 Add 1 pick a favor that can't be dropped".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Eamon

Eamon Wade Sullivan, Australian swimmer
Eamon Jonathan Doyle, American singer
Eamon Gilmore, Irish politician
Eamon Ryan, Irish politician
Eamon Martin Dunphy, Irish footballer and TV sports commentator
Eamon Grennan, Irish poet
Eamon Foley, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Eamon

Arl Eamon Guerrin, a character from the video game "Dragon Age"


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!