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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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Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute