Meaning and Name Origin
Elmo \e-lmo, el-mo\ as a boys' name is of Latin, Greek and Italian origin, and the meaning of Elmo is "to love; God's helmet". Italian form of Anselm and a short form of Erasmus, the name of a fourth-century bishop-martyr who is patron saint of sailors. The electrical phenomenon sometimes seen in the rigging of ships at sea is called Saint Elmo's fire, and is said to be a sign of his protection. Also the name of a furry red toddler-monster on the TV series "Sesame Street".
Elmo▼ has 1 variant: Moe.
Elmo is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#863 out of 1220, Top 71%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#43920 out of 88799, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Elmo for boys. Elmo reached its apex rank of #303 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Elmo and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Elmo ranked in the Top 1000 are Moe, Rasmus, Erasmo, Anselmo and Ansel. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1910-1919 and is now less, with the version Elmo becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)