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Quick Facts on Raymond

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • French, German
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 264
Simple meaning:
Wise counsel, Protective advice

Characteristics of Raymond

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Raymond

The name Raymond has Germanic roots from the element “ragin” meaning ‘advice, counsel’ and “mund” meaning ‘protector’. It probably began as a personal name in ancient times for men who provided protection through wise counsel. The Germanic Raimund was eventually adopted by the French Normans who would introduce it to England in the Middle Ages. It was eventually anglicized to Raymond. The name went out of style in modern times but was revived again in the mid-19th century.

Popularity of the Name Raymond

Raymond has had a surprisingly good ride on the U.S. popularity charts in the past 100 plus years. That is, until recently. At the turn of the 20th century, Raymond was hugely popular. In fact, it was a Top 25 choice for little boys between 1900 and the mid-1940s. Raymond was a Top 100 favorite between 1880 and 1991 – that’s over 110 straight years of sturdy usage. 1992 marked the first year that Raymond was not a Top 100 pick, and in the past five years, it’s even fallen off the Top 200 list. Raymond didn’t get his ticket to the trendy showing of old-fashioned names that were popular at the turn of the 20th century and appear to be making comebacks right now (like Henry, George, Leo or Oliver). Instead, poor Raymond might be going more in the direction of names like Ralph and Fred. For whatever reason, they just don’t make the cut today. Raymond is one of those enduringly popular names that just never seemed to get any fanfare. Yet there’s a certain modesty and pleasantness to this name, and the one syllable nickname Ray is so easy and no-nonsense. Regardless of his declining popularity, we still give two thumbs up to this “Ray” of sunshine. We also think the number Nine numerology association is “perfect” since they tend to “educate and inspire” with their “wise and protective counsel”.
Popularity of the Boy Name Raymond
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Raymond

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Raymond

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Raymond

    Raymond We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Raymond.

  • Popular Songs on Raymond

    Popular Songs on Raymond

    Raymond's Shop - a song by Stereophonics

    Sunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond) - a song by Ringo Starr

    Todos Quieren A Raymond - a song by Daddy Yankee [explicit]

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Raymond

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Raymond

    Raymond and Graham Rule the School (Mike Knudson) - This book is part of a series. A rollicking, laugh-out-loud look at fourth grade through the eyes of two lifelong pals. The boys figure that this year, since they are the oldest kids at East Millcreek Elementary, they'll rule the school, but nothing seems to work out as planned. First, Raymond ends up having the creepiest teacher ever, then Graham accidentally shaves off his own eyebrow. After auditions for the school play, Raymond, who covets the role of Scrooge, gets a small part with a silly line about plum pudding. Faced with more ups and downs—and one hilarious situation after another—the boys begin to wonder if fourth grade will turn out to be a total disaster. Other books in this series include: Raymond and Graham: Dancing Dudes; Raymond and Graham: Bases Loaded; and Raymond and Graham: Cool Campers. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Raymond and Nelda (Barbara Bottner) - The Kirkus Review says: "Bottner's story of a friendship that has hit a a healthy dose of sincerity, pure and simple...the story, along with art by Hayashi, gives an easy grasp of both sides of the misunderstanding, and provides a way out for any reader in the same fix." Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Raymond's Perfect Present (Therese On Louie) - Raymond wants to give flowers to his convalescing mother, but can't afford them. At the suggestion of his neighbor, Mrs. Silver, and with pots and soil from her husband, Raymond plants some seeds, planning to surprise his mother. Unfortunately, she must return to the hospital just as his flowers are blooming, and by the time she's back home, the blossoms have withered. Raymond is disheartened, but both son and mother enjoy a wonderful surprise the next morning: birds have come to pluck the seeds. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Ready? Set. Raymond! (Vaunda Nelson) - Raymond likes to do everything fast–from brushing his teeth to going to school to making new friends. In three easy-to-read stories, readers follow Raymond on a typical super-fast day, see him make a new friend, and run a race! Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Raymond

    Famous People Named Raymond

    Famous People Named Raymond - Raymond Berry (football player); Raymond Floyd (golfer); Raymond Davis Jr. (Nobel Prize Winner, physics); Raymond Bailey (actor); Raymond Barre (Head of State); Raymond Brown (basketball player); Raymond Burghardt (diplomat); Raymond Burr (actor); Raymond Carver (author); Raymond Chandler (author); Ray Charles (musician); Raymond Hackett (actor); Ray Bolger (actor); Raymond Scott (composer); Raymond Washington (founder of the notorious street gang the Crips); Ray Romano (actor/comic)

  • Children of Famous People Named Raymond

    Children of Famous People Named Raymond

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Raymond - Jack Nicholson (actor); Ray Charles (musician); Tina Turner (musician)

  • Historic Figures

    Raymond - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Raymond - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Raymond.

Personality of the Boy Name Raymond

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Variations of the Baby Name - Raymond

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