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.

Related Names

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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Popularity

People think this name is

youthful   informal   common   wholesome   strange   simple   comedic   unintellectual  

Name Days

Estonia: March 4
Finland: January 3

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Entry updated February 28, 2019