National Raymond Day – October 21, 2022

National Raymond Day is observed every year on October 21. Raymond is a name for boys, which is a French word that was borrowed into English. It was spelled Reimund and Raimund in ancient French spellings, but the present English and French spellings are identical. ‘Raginmund’ and ‘regin’ (Old German) were originally Germanic names that signified ‘advice.’ The Normans brought Raymond to England, and he became popular during the Crusades. Saint Raymond Nonnatus and Saint Raymond of Peafort were among the medieval Spanish saints who bore it. In 2009, the most popular baby boy names based on ‘ragin’ were Raymond, Ramiro, Rayner, Rein, Reingard, Reynard, and Reynold, respectively.

History of National Raymond Day

The name Raymond comes from a German surname. ‘Mund’ initially meant ‘hand,’ but it grew to imply ‘protection’ in Old High German. Raymond is thought to have arisen in the Early Middle Ages, possibly from Latin.

The name could potentially be derived from Germanic Hraidmund, with the initial element Hraid probably meaning ‘fame’ (compared to ‘Hrod,’ which appears in names like Robert, Roderick, Rudolph, Roland Rodney, and Roger) and ‘mund’ meaning ‘protector.’ Despite the English name’s German and French origins, it appears in Latinized form in several early English sources.

The Raymond family’s current generation has a name that was brought to England by the wave of emigration that began with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Giraldus Reimundus was first recorded in Britain in 1086 during William the Conqueror’s reign in the Domesday Book, with a reference to Giraldus Reimundus. The surname Raymond was first recorded in Essex where “Giraldus Reimundus” was a mesne-lord in Domesday. The name remained there until 1272 when it was discovered in the Hundredorum Rolls by John Reimund.

National Raymond Day timeline

1066
Raymond Enters England

The name Raymond is brought to England by the wave of emigration.

1086
First Record

The surname Giraldus Reimundus is first recorded in Britain.

1272
Giraldus Reimundus

The name "Giraldus Reimundus" increases in its records.

2009
Popular Names

Raymond is among the most popular baby boy names based on ‘ragin.’

National Raymond Day FAQs

Is Raymond a well-known name?

In the 20th century, Raymond was a common name.

What is Raymond's female counterpart?

Raye.

What personality does the name Raymond have?

When people hear the name Raymond, they think of a sweet, sensitive, and insightful individual.

National Raymond Day Activities

  1. Spa day

    Give yourself or any Raymond you know a day at the spa. It’s the perfect opportunity!

  2. Do something thrilling

    Get your adrenaline racing by participating in an activity such as skydiving, bungee jumping, or paragliding. You can thank us later!

  3. Send a gift basket

    Send your Raymond a gift basket. Surprise your friend with a delivery of gourmet delicacies, which they will ideally share with you.

5 Facts About The Name Raymond

  1. 677,908

    In the United States, there are 677,908 people named Raymond.

  2. 312th

    Raymond was ranked the 312th most popular boy's name in the United States.

  3. Surname census entries

    For the surname Raymond, there are 294,000 census entries available.

  4. Babies 2020

    Raymond was the name of 1,048 newborn boys born in 2020.

  5. Records

    The name Raymond was recorded 776,545 times in the S.S.A. public database from 1880 to 2018.

Why We Love National Raymond Day

  1. Global

    It is a universal celebration. This custom is unaffected by nationality, religion, citizenship, or age, and is solely related to a common name.

  2. It's fun

    It is enjoyable and is full of fun activities. There are a plethora of activities to choose from, like going to the spa and skydiving.

  3. It's not as hectic as birthdays

    The stress of growing older and having to organize something that comes with birthdays often gets overwhelming. On the other hand, name days are more relaxed and offer a wonderful opportunity to indulge without feeling obligated.

National Raymond Day dates

YearDateDay
2022October 21Friday
2023October 21Saturday
2024October 21Monday
2025October 21Tuesday
2026October 21Wednesday

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