Gender Masculine
Scripts Ἔρασμος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ɪ.ˈɹæz.məs/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek ἐράσμιος (erasmios) meaning "beloved, desired". 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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesErasmos(Ancient Greek) Rasmus(Danish) Elmo(English) Rasmus, Elmo(Estonian) Rasmus, Elmo(Finnish) Erasmo, Elmo(Italian) Ermo(Medieval Italian) Rasmus(Norwegian) Erasmo(Portuguese) Erazem(Slovene) Erasmo(Spanish) Rasmus(Swedish)


People think this name is

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Name Days

Austria: June 2
Denmark: June 3


Entry updated April 23, 2024