Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Erasmus m. Ancient Greek ἐράσμιος 'pleasant'.

The name of a 4th C saint and the adopted name of an important 15th-16th C Dutch humanist philosopher.

Denmark
Danish
1581 Rasmus KD-1 no. 362, Rasmussis (gen) ibid. no. 362, Rassmus ibid. no. 362
England
Early Modern English
1530 herasmus PP-HenV p. 22; 1562 Erasmus (nom) COmar-vol5 p. 2; 1576 Erasmus CAmar-vol1 p. 3; 1586 Erasmus DEmar-vol2 p. 12
Estonia
Middle Low German
1592 Aßmuß Tiik1977 p. 285
Germany
Early New High German
1407 Erasem (nom) mairhofer DCLXXXII
Spain
Catalan
1510 Erasme valencia1510 1432
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Erasmus". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Erasmus.