Its source is ragin mund, an Ancient Germanic name meaning "Protecting hands."
The name Raymon ranked 1093rd in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
Imported to England with the Norman conquest of 1066, Raymond was used only sporadically until the mid-19th century.
Two Canadian-born actors gave its popularity a boost in the 20th century -- Broadway and film star Raymond Massey (1896-1983); and Raymond Burr (1917-1993), known to millions as the title character of the popular TV courtroom drama ''Perry Mason.''