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.
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)

Categories

Macross characters, martyrs, Muppets, saints
Entry updated December 3, 2014