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Elmo 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. Also the name of a furry red toddler-monster on the TV series "Sesame Street".

Elmo has 1 variant form: Moe.

Baby names that sound like Elmo are Elam and Elami.

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Popularity of Elmo

Elmo is a somewhat popular first name for men (#863 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#43920 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Elmo
Popularity of Elmo