Other Origin(s):French
Meaning:Aristocratic title; Mountain of bears; Spear or ship protector;
Ormonde is a boy’s name with contested origins. While it may mean “mountain of bears” and “spear or ship protector” in French, it can also be traced back to the Irish toponym Oirmhumhain and consequently a hereditary title within the Irish aristocracy. While the spelling Ormond was specific to earldom, adding an e at the end is specific to dukedom. Interestingly, one of the first ships on which the Windrush generations traveled was known as SS Ormonde. If you’d like to pass on a piece of your family legacy to your little one, be they blue-blooded or not, the name Omonde ought to do well.
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