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What does Elmo mean?

Elmo Pronunciation of Elmo [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 character on the TV series "Sesame Street".

ASSOCIATED WITH greek, sea, fire, red




(male) Edmo, Ermo, ..

(female) Elem, Elmor, ..

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How popular is Elmo?

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 (#51352 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Elmo reached its apex rank of #283 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 BIRTH Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elmo name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Elmo ranked in the Top 2000 are Moe, Erasmus and Erasmo. Usage of these forms of Elmo was widespread among parents during 1910-1919 (ADOPTION OF 0.04%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elmo, Erasmo, Erasmus, Moe in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Como, Eamon, Edmon, Eero, Elado, Elam, Elami, Elan, Eldon, Eldor, Elex, Eli, Elia, Elie, Eliot, Elis, Eliso, Eliu, Elli, Elman, Elmar, Elmer, Elmir, Elmore, Elof, Eloi, Elon, Elov, Eloy, Elrod, Elroi, Elroy, Elson, Elton, Eluf, Elvio, Elvo, Ely, Elyot, Em, Emmot, Enno, Enzo, Erno, Esme, Evo, Ezio, Kimo, Nemo, Remo and Timo. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elmo.

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