Given Name ELMO

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: EL-mo   [details]

Meaning & History

Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element helm meaning "helmet, protection". It is also a derivative of ERASMUS, via the old Italian diminutive Ermo. Saint Elmo, also known as Saint Erasmus, was a 4th-century martyr who is the patron of sailors. Saint Elmo's fire is said to be a sign of his protection.

Categories

Muppets, saints
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Helmo (Ancient Germanic), Erasmos (Ancient Greek), Rasmus (Danish), Rasmus (Estonian), Rasmus (Finnish), Erasmus (Late Greek), Ermo (Medieval Italian), Rasmus (Norwegian), Erasmo (Portuguese), Erazem (Slovene), Erasmo (Spanish), Rasmus (Swedish)
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