Gender: Masculine
Origin: Scandinavian

The name is a Danish and Swedish form of the Greek male name, Erasmus Ερασμος, meaning, “beloved.”

It was borne by a 4th-century Greek saint and martyr, also known as St. Elmo. It was later borne by a renowned Dutch scholar and humanist for whom the Erasmus Program was named.

As of 2010, Rasmus was the 26th most popular male name in Denmark and the 42nd most popular male name in Sweden.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Erasme (Catalan)
  • Erazmo (Croatian)
  • Erasmus (Dutch/English/Finnish/German/Romansch/Scandinavian)
  • Rasmus (Danish/Faroese/Finnish/Icelandic/Norwegian/Swedish)
  • Elmo (English/German/Italian)
  • Asmo (Finnish)
  • Érasme (French)
  • Erazmus (Hungarian)
  • Erasmo (Italian/Portuguese/Spanish)
  • Ermo (Italian)
  • Rasin(us) (Norwegian)
  • Rasofiel (Norwegian)
  • Rasman(n) (Norwegian)
  • Erazm Эра́зм (Polish/Russian)
  • Erasm (Romanian)
  • Rásm(m)os (Sami)
  • Rástoš (Sami)
  • Erazem (Slovene)
An obscure Danish and Norwegian feminine form is Rasmine.