Erasmus Name Meaning and Origin

Erasmus is a Boy name. The name is originated from ‘Greek’ origin. The baby name Erasmus means “Dear Or Dearest”.


Erasmus Origin:

Origin of the name is: “Greek”



Erasmus is a Boy name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “eh + RAHS + mas”


Erasmus Name Meaning:

The name Erasmus has ancient Greek as well as Biblical origins. It is derived from the ancient Greek word ‘erasmos’ which means ‘dear or dearest’. Erasmus was the name of a 4th century martyr and Christian saint, as well as the name of a Dutch renaissance humanist.



It is a Christian baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Rastus, Erazmus


Famous people with this name:

Erasmus Darwin, English physician; grandfather of Charles Darwin;

Erasmus James, American NFL football player;

Erasmus Gower, British naval officer and colonial governor;

Erasmus Ommanney, British naval officer and Arctic explorer;

Erasmus Arlington “Arlie” Pond, American baseball player and army physician;

Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Renaissance scholar and author of “Praise of Folly”




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