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Gender: Male Meaning of Helmut: "brave protector" Origin of Helmut: German

The name Helmut is a boy's name of German origin meaning "brave protector". Helmut and is often added to lists like German Shepherd Puppy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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Photographer Newton...or that hard thing you wear on your head.

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Famous People Named Helmut

Helmut Erich Robert Kuno Gernsheim, German historian
Helmut Huber, Austrian businessman
Helmut Lang, Austrian artist and fashion designer

Pop Culture References for the name Helmut

Baron Helmut Zemo, character in Marvel Universe

Hellmut, Hellmuth


Dietrich Says:


A great name!

Wolfgang Says:


A great German name! We have a Helmut!

It means "protection of the mind"...

Not the same as "helmet", as the description says. Not pronounced the same either.