Of English origin.

Means fortunate protector.

From two Old English elements: “ēad”, meaning fortune, prosperity, and “mund”, meaning protection.

Several saints and noblemen were bearers of the name, e.g.: Saint Edmund the Martyr, Saint Edmund Campion, Saint Edmund of Abington, Edmund I, Edmund Ironside, Edmund of Scotland.

Other forms of the name are: Edmond, Ned, Edmundo, Eamon, Edmondo, Eddy, Eddie, Ed.

Famous bearers are Edmund Hillary, Edmund Spenser, Edmund Entin, Edmund Kean, Edmund Halley, Eddie Cahill, Edmund Purdom, Edmund Cobb.