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