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Erasmus meaning and name origin
Erasmus \e-ras-mus, er(a)-smus\ as a boy's name is of Latin and Greek origin, and the meaning of Erasmus is "to love". Latin form of the Greek Erasmos. Saint Erasmus was a saint popularly known as Saint Elmo. The 16th-century Dutch humanist philosopher Geert Gerts wrote as Desiderius Erasmus (Desiderius is the Latin form of Erasmus.)
Erasmus has 4 variant forms: Erasme, Erasmios, Erasmo and Ras.
For more information, see also the related name Rasmus.
A baby name that sounds like Erasmus is Arsemio.
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Popularity of Erasmus
Erasmus is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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