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Boy Name: Elmo

Name: Elmo
Pronunciation: \e-lmo, el-mo\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: to love; God's helmet
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Elam, Elami
Variant forms: Moe
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 863
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 43920


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. Also the name of a furry red toddler-monster on the TV series "Sesame Street".

Elmo has 1 variant form: Moe.

Baby names that sound like Elmo are Elam and Elami.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Elmo.


Elmo is a somewhat popular first name for men (#863 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#43920 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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