What does Elmo mean?
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".
VARIANT MoeCREATIVE FORMS
(male) Edmo, Ermo, ..
(female) Elem, Elmor, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
Elmo Jett (E.J.), ..
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)
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%).
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.