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Elmo Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Elmo is of Italian origin.

The meaning of Elmo is "helmet, protection".  


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 boys given the name.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Elmo Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Elmo has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Elmo to other names.


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Related Names

The name Elma is a form of Elmo.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Elmo in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Elmo.

Just for fun, see the name Elmo in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Elmo in Nautical Flags page.

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Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.