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ScriptsΕρασμος Ancient Greek

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek ερασμιος (erasmios) meaning "beloved". Saint Erasmus, also known as Saint Elmo, was a 4th-century martyr who is the patron saint of sailors. Erasmus was also the name of a Dutch scholar of the Renaissance period.
Other Languages & CulturesErasmos Ancient Greek Rasmus Danish Elmo English Rasmus Estonian Rasmus Finnish Elmo German Erasmo, Elmo Italian Ermo Medieval Italian Rasmus Norwegian Erasmo Portuguese Erazem Slovene Erasmo Spanish Rasmus Swedish

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beloved, currently out of the US top 1000, Latinizations, love, martyrs, ocean, philosophers, saints, water
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute