Erasmus

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

Latin form of the Greek name Ερασμος (Erásmos)

Greek ερασμιος (erasmios) = 'beloved' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

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Related Names

Erasmus
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Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish

See also Asmus, Elmo, Rasmus

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Erasmus
Genitive: Erasmus'
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Erasmus
Genitive: Erasmuksen
Partitive: Erasmusta
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Erasmus
Accusative: Erasmus
Dative: Erasmusi
Genitive: Erasmusar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Erasmus
Genitive: Erasmus'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Erasmus
Genitive: Erasmus' / Erasmus

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

3 June

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

3 June

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 21 August 2017 [6]

Namesakes

  • Saint Erasmus (also Saint Elmo, ?? - circa 303) of Formia, Christian saint and martyr, according to Christian tradition, venerated as the patron saint of sailors and abdominal pain; he is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[7]
0 n.a. 15 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[8]
0 0 12 41
Norway Norway[9]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[10]
0 0 0 0
Finland Finland[11]
0 0 n.a. 55
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Erasmus.

Sources: [8] [7] [9] [11]

References

  1. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  7. 7.0 7.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  11. 11.0 11.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi