Gender: Male Meaning of Esmond: "graceful protection" Origin of Esmond: English

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.

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rosebudstar Says:


I like this! Could get the nickname Ezzie if I ever think that Ezra is too popular

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I quite like it, too!

KJGlitter Says:


What a lovely name. I wouldn't mind hearing it more often.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I prefer Esmond to Desmond. It sonds more unique.