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 Sir Edmund Hillary, Edmund Spenser, Edmund Entin, Edmund Kean, Edmund Halley, Eddie Cahill, Edmund Purdom, Edmund Cobb.
Learn more about Sir Edmund Hillary in the following short video: