Raymond name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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What does the name Raymond mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Raymond

User Submitted Origins

African American
Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Raymond is of German origin and means "'Heart keeper''wise protector' ',power strength''king of the known universe'".
  2. A submission from Vietnam says the name Raymond means "Power strength and King of the known universe" and is of Chinese origin.
  3. According to 2 people from Texas, U.S., the name Raymond is of German origin and means "Wise protector".
  4. A submission from the United States says the name Raymond means "Mighty protector whose wise" and is of English origin.
  5. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Raymond means "Wise protection".
  6. A submission from Canada says the name Raymond means "From the old german RAGINMUND. Meaning, the one who protect with wises and sages counsels" and is of German origin.
  7. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Raymond is of German origin and means "King of the universe".
  8. A user from Singapore says the name Raymond is of English origin and means "The King of the healthy universe".
  9. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Raymond means "power and strength" and is of American origin.
  10. According to a user from Malawi, the name Raymond means "Heart Keeper".
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From Old French, from Frankish, from Proto-Germanic *raginą (“advice”) + *mundō (“protection”).

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. A city in Mississippi, United States and one of the two county seats of Hinds County.

Raymond was also found in the following language(s): French, Norwegian, and Swedish

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Notable Persons Named Raymond

Notable Persons Named Raymond

Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc was a predominant establisher of the mcdonald's corporation, mcdonald's, and predominant establisher of themcdonald's corporation. Ray was given the name Raymond Albert Kroc on October 5th, 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois, U.S. He left this life on January 14th, 1984.

Ray Charles

Ray Charles was a rhythm, blues, soul music, gospel music, country music, jazz, pop music, rock, and roll musician. He plays Piano, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. He was most active from 1947 to 2001. Ray was given the name Raymond Charles Robinson on September 23rd, 1930 in Albany, Georgia, U.S. He passed away on June 10th, 2004.

Raymond Bradbury

Raymond Bradbury was a fantasy, social commentary, science fiction, horror fiction, and mystery fiction writer. He was most prominent from 1938 to 2012. Raymond was given the name Raymond Douglas Bradbury on August 22nd, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois, U.S. He breathed his last breath on June 5th, 2012.

Raymond Robinson

Raymond was born on October 29th, 1910 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Raymond is also known as The Green Man and Charlie No-Face. He left this life on June 11th, 1985.

Raymond Burr

Raymond Burr was an actor. His career lasted from 1940 to 1993. Raymond was given the name Raymond William Stacey Burr on May 21st, 1917 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He passed away on September 12th, 1993.

Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil is an author, entrepreneur, futurist, and inventor. Ray was given the name Raymond Kurzweil on February 12th, 1948 in , New York, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Raymond

Notable Persons With the Last Name Raymond

Jules Raymond

Jules Raymond was a cardinal. Jules was born on July 14th, 1602. He died on March 9th, 1661.

Eric S. Raymond

Eric S. Raymond is a software developer and author. Eric was born on December 4th, 1957 in Boston.

La Lupe

La Lupe was a salsa, bolero, and salsa music musician. Her career lasted from 1958 to 1980. La was given the name Lupe Victoria Yolí Raymond on December 23rd, 1939. La is also known as La Lupe, La Yiyiyi, La Reina de la Cancion Latina ", and La Reina de la Cancion Latina (The Queen of Latin Soul)". She breathed her last breath on February 29th, 1992.

Jade Raymond

Jade Raymond is a founder, electronic arts' motive studios, electronic arts, and electronic arts'motive studios. Jade was born Jade Raymond on August 28th, 1975 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Gary Raymond

Gary was born on April 20th, 1935 in Brixton.

James Hadley Chase

James Hadley Chase was a crime fiction, mystery fiction, thriller (genre), and detective fiction writer. James was given the name René Lodge Brabazon Raymond on December 24th, 1906 in London. He passed away on February 6th, 1985.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raymond U.S.
  White 79.07% 64.26%
  African American 13.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.05% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.94% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raymond

People with the last name Raymond are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Raymond

  • What name lists does Raymond rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Raymond? Raymond is the 67th most popular name of all time. As a last name Raymond was the 857th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raymond have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 777,607 babies born with the first name Raymond in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raymond to occupy the country of Comoros with an estimated population of 773,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raymond? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 165 new born babies.
  • When was Raymond first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raymond is Thursday, September 11th, 1817.
  • What year had the most people named Raymond born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raymond was in 1924 with a total of 12,871 babies. That's a lot of babies named Raymond!
  • Random Raymond Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raymond ranks 18th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 40 babies in Rhode Island have the same name in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Raymond: The name spelled backwards is Dnomyar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Mdnyroa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raymond? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 40,275 people with the last name Raymond.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raymond? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 14 of them will have Raymond as their last name.
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