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
Dutch
1572 Erasmus AuFr Jagers
Early Modern English
1530 herasmus PP-HenV p. 22; 1562 Erasmus (nom) COmar-vol5 p. 2; 1569 Erasmus SurMus p. 141; 1576 Erasmus CAmar-vol1 p. 3; 1583 Erasmus SurMus p. 184; 1586 Erasmus DEmar-vol2 p. 12
Middle French
1593 Erasme WCS p. 50
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 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Erasmus.