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 ▾.
Elmo is a somewhat popular first name for males (#863 out of 1220, Top 71%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#43920 out of 88799, Top 49%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Elmo for boys. Elmo reached its highest rank of #303 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Elmo and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Moe and Elmo. (2014 statistics).