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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 .


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).

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. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Moe and Elmo. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Moe, Elmo 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.