Esme for a baby name
Esme comes from the words 'esteemed', 'beloved', 'emerald'.
This adorable short French name, meaning ‘esteemed’ or 'to love'.
Not only is Esme considered a French name, it also derives from the Spanish name, Esmeralda. Originally a masculine name, Esme is now considered a female name and it is a current favourite for many and is currently one of the most popular girls name beginning with an E.
Alternative spellings and versions:
Esme can be spelt with the accent or without and can often be used as a shortened version or nickname for girls names 'Esmeralda'.
You might have heard the name Esme before in the popular film series, Twilight with the character of Esme Cullen.