Erasmus

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Male Male Name

Usage

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

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
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
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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