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Meaning and name origin

Elmo \e-lmo, el-mo\ as a boy's 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 form: Moe.


Popularity

Elmo is a somewhat popular first name for males (#863 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#43920 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Elmo for boys (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elmo name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elmo outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Elmo and its variant form. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elmo and Moe. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elmo, Moe in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elmo and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Elam, Elami, Elan, Elon and Elvo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elmo.

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