Name: Esmé

Origin and Meaning of the Name Esmé

  • Meaning:
    Esteemed; loved
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (ES may); (EZ may)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Esmé)
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Miscellaneous Info for Esmé

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Derived from the Old French esmé, past tense of the verb esmer (to love). Alternatively, some believe the name to be a variant of Aimé (beloved), derived of Latin Amatus [Amata, Aime, Aimée]. Or possibly derived from Latin 'aestimatus', meaning esteemed.

    Esmé is actually the male form of the name, Esmee being the feminine form. In modern times the masculine form has also been used for girls.

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