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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. EHL-mo
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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 & CulturesHelmo(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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