Origin:German
Popularity:666
Meaning:Protecting hands
Raymond is a boy’s name that is German in origin, meaning “protecting hands.” This boisterous name can be traced back to ancient times, with the Germanic spelling Raimund. Travelling time and seas, the title was adopted by French and English parents and passed down with the current anglicized spelling. Moving in and out of fashion throughout the centuries, Raymond could be the perfect way to honor baby’s past, or a loved one that came before him. As the 1990s sitcom says, “everybody loves Raymond,” and this baby boy will be no exception.

Famous People Named Raymond

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Raymond Blanc
    Chef
  • Raymond Felton
    Basketball Player
  • Raymond Teller
    Magician

Popularity Trend Chart

Roll over the visual for detailed rankings by year.

Source: Social Security Administration

Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.