Egmont - Meaning of Egmont
[ 2 syll. e-gmon(t), eg-mo-nt ] The baby boy name Egmont is pronounced as EHGMahNT †. Egmont is used predominantly in Dutch, French, German, and Hungarian. Its origin is Germanic. Agimund (Germanic) is an old form of the name. The name is derived from the first element 'ek' or 'agi' (meaning awe, terror, fear) combined with the second element 'munt' (protection, protector). It is borne by the hero in Goethe's tragedy Egmont (1787), which is based on the Flemish general Lamoraal Graaf van Egmont (1522-1568).
Egmond (spelling variant in Dutch, French, and German) is another form of the name.
See also the related form, Amund (Scandinavian).
Egmont is an uncommon baby boy name. It is not listed within the top 1000.
† English pronunciation for Egmont: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"