Erasmus
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
eh-RAHS-məs
Meaning
Dear or dearest
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The name Erasmus has ancient Greek as well as Biblical origins. It is derived from the ancient Greek word 'erasmos' which means 'dear or dearest'. Erasmus was the name of a 4th century martyr and Christian saint, as well as the name of a Dutch renaissance humanist.

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