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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 16 Views | 🔊 15 Pronunciations
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Gender: Unisex

Origin: French

Meaning: Kind Defender, Esteemed

Pronunciation: ez-may, /ɛzˈmeɪ/, EH Z M

Popularity Rank: #5,910

On this page:

  • 1. Esme Meaning
  • 2. Esme Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Esme
  • 4. Translations of Esme
  • 5. Esme Name Popularity
  • 6. Esme popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Esme
  • 8. Nicknames for Esme
  • 9. Esme Name Poster
  • 10. Names similar to Esme

Esme Meaning

Derived from the French word 'Aimé' meaning loved or beloved. It can also be a variant of the Spanish name Esméralda meaning emerald.

Esme also means "Kind Defender, Esteemed, Emerald, Loved".

Esme is commonly found in Mexico, United States of America, South Africa, and 72 more countries.

Esme Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: ez-may

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ɛzˈmeɪ/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: EH Z M

EH: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

Z: Pronounce as in "zoo" (Z UW)

M: Pronounce as in "man" (M AE N)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Esme Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Esme is recorded 9,738 times globally, ranking it as the 5,910th most common name worldwide.

Esme is most prevalent in Mexico, with 3,823 occurrences, making it the 510th most popular name in the country.

In Mexico, the name Esme is found among 1 in every 236 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Esme Popularity by Country

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Mexico#5101 : 236
United States of America#2,2351 : 1,262
South Africa#1,6151 : 1,838
United Kingdom#1,4461 : 746
Turkey#2,1711 : 1,617
Spain#2,0631 : 1,545
Colombia#5,6391 : 6,614
Guatemala#1,2881 : 1,439
Netherlands#3,4911 : 2,653
Italy#10,5691 : 11,945
France#11,0911 : 14,818
Namibia#6571 : 1,698
Peru#6,6581 : 13,835
Costa Rica#2,4531 : 2,605
Argentina#3,4191 : 5,837
Bolivia#4,6871 : 9,253
Canada#8,4001 : 9,898
Belgium#6,4541 : 8,494
Hong Kong#7,2131 : 12,856
Germany#9,3151 : 12,223
Chile#11,2191 : 22,848
Malaysia#34,0171 : 86,547
Denmark#2,1931 : 3,886

List of countries the name Esme is rarely found

Esme popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Esme from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Esme

Nicknames for Esme

Sparkling Esme, Enchanting Esme, Radiant Esme, Dreamy Esme, Whimsical Esme, Luminous Esme, Mystical Esme, Bubbly Esme, Gleaming Esme, Charming Esme

Esme Name Poster

Esme Name Poster

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