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Gender: M Meaning of Elmo: "protector" Origin of Elmo: Italian from German

Elmo, like fellow Sesame Street characters Kermit and Grover, has a hard time being taken seriously. (It isn't easy being red either.)

But Elmo also calls to mind the image of St. Elmo's fire--the light show sometimes visible around ships' masts during storms at sea, which is quite appropriate since Saint Elmo (another name for Erasmus) is the patron saint of sailors. St. Elmo's Fire was also the title of a classic Brat Pack film of the 1980s.

There were a lot more Elmos around a century ago, when Elmo was in the top third of the popularity list.

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Famous People Named Elmo

St. Elmo Sylvester Hope, American jazz pianist
Elmo Everett Smith, American politician; 27th governor of Oregon

Pop Culture References for the Name Elmo

Elmo, the red muppet of Sesame Street fame
Elmo, probably from Greek elene, meaning "torch" or "corposant"
St. Elmo's Fire, weather phenomenon
St. Elmo's Fire, 1985 film
Elmo "Mo" Jones, from TV series "Thief"

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