Name: Erasmus

Origin and Meaning of the Name Erasmus

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    (eh RAS muss)
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    Itself (Erasmus)
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    Variant of Erasmios, derived from the verb eran (to love); hence defined as "lovely".

    The legend involving Saint Erasmus tells that the sky above him and his followers stayed clear in the middle of a terrible storm. He became a quite popular Medieval icon and was seen as a protector of sailors.
    A famous bearer of this name is Desiderius Erasmus, a Dutch philosopher.

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