Irish variation of Raymond
"wise protector"

Redmond Origin and Meaning

The name Redmond is boy's name of Irish origin meaning "wise protector".
We love this partly for purely personal reasons, since it is one of our surnames. We used it as the middle name of a son –and it can make a good first choice too. Redmond – also found as Reamann or Raemonn – is the Irish form of the Germanic name that occurs in modern English as Raymond.

The 12th century Norman invader Raymond Fitzgerald aka Raymond Le Gros (meaning, The Large or The Fat), brought the name to Ireland, where it morphed into Redmond along with other variations. One seventeenth century Redmond O'Hanlon was a charismatic outlaw, and he has a modern namesake who is a well-known travel writer. In Ireland, Mundy is sometimes used as a nickname.

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Famous People Named Redmond

  • Redmond James Fawcett O'Nealson of American actors Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal
  • Redmond "Red" Gerard (born 2000)American snowboarder, 2018 Olympic gold medalist

Redmond in Pop Culture

  • Redmond BarryBarry Lyndon's original name in "Barry Lyndon" (1852) by W. M. Thackeray; he acquired the surname Lyndon when he married the countess of Lyndon, a wealthy foolish widow