What does Rasmus mean?
Rasmus /ras-mus/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Rasmus is "to love". Short form of Erasmus. Used in German-speaking countries.
How popular is Rasmus?
Rasmus is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#31202 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Rasmus for boys. Rasmus reached its highest rank of #20 in Sweden in the year 2001, and is at #65 presently. (2013 Birth Statistics)
Erasmo is the only other popular varying form of Rasmus ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.027%) and is now less. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Rasmus and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Rastus. Like Rasmus, this name is not frequently used.