Esmée - Meaning of Esmée

What does Esmée mean?

[ 2 syll. esm&-eacute-;e ] The baby girl name Esmée is pronounced EHSMey- or EHZMey- †. Esmée is of Old French origin. It is used mainly in English and French. The name is derived from esmé (meaning 'esteemed, loved'), but it has sometimes been confused with the verb 'aimer', the source for the French forms of Amy such as Aimé. The Scottish forms were first used by the family members of dukes of Lennox in the 16th century, with the '-d-' spelling possibly influenced by the names Esmond and Edmund; these forms subsequently spread into general use. English speakers often spell the name without the accent. In recent times, the name has been made known by J.D.Salinger's short story 'For Esmé with Love and Squalor' (1950). Esmée is the feminine version of the English and French Esmé.

Forms of the name include the Scottish Edmé, the Scottish Edmée, the English Esma, the Dutch Esmee, the French Esmé, and the English Isemay.

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Esmée is not popular as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Esmée include Esmee, Esmé, Egen, Egun, Egzonë, Ekin, Escame, Esen, Esien, Eskam, Eskame, Esmie, Esnee, Esney, Esni, Esnie, Esny, Aiken, Asian, and Asianne.

† Pronunciation for Esmée: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"

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