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Raymond

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Origin: Old English
Meaning: Wise Guardian

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Raymond

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Raymond in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Raymond:

  • Records indicate that 764,177 boys in the United States have been named Raymond since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1924, when 12,851 people in the U.S. were given the name Raymond. Those people are now 92 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


     

    Comments about the name Raymond

    71% Approval Rating
    Based on the comments submitted below
      5 Positive Comments

  • "Idk why but I just really find this name attractive.i do know one person named Raymond(Ray) and I do find him very attractive for some reason" Feb. 24, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Raymond Allen and his name means, "Guardian" and "Attractive". I actually wanted to name him just Ray, but I didnt want people calling him Ray-Ray. So I named him Raymond....something very distinguished, very polished, very old money, very business-like....and everyone calls him Ray! He can be Raymond in the board room! :-)" Jun. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm named Raymond, and I hate it. It simply does not fit me as a person. I consider myself to be more of a Todd or a Lee than a Raymond." Jun. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's ame; it seems relatively unusual." Sep. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named after my cousin and I like my name It has served me well over the years" May. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "I was also named after my Father do not like the name Raymond and I don't like Ray. Would like to change my name to Scott or Casey" Jan. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My dad's name is Raymond and he would like us to name our first son after him but we're not too fond of the name. I also had a cousin Raymond that everyone called Raymie." Dec. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "My boyfriends name is Raymond and I find it a very attractive name along with him!" Jun. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "People call him ray or Roy. Only his mom calls him raymond." Apr. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ray is a more common shortening of Raymond than Raymie is (Raymie looks more like a girl's name to me if ever THAT was heard at all). Actor Ray Romano played the title role of the American TV show 'Everybody Loves Raymond'." May. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate



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