Rasmus is a Scandinavian variant of the Greek boy’s name Erasmus. Deriving from the Greek word erasmios, it means “beloved,” which is exactly what baby will be! The name Erasmus is most commonly associated with Dutch philosopher Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, one of the most prominent figures of the Renaissance. In modern times, Rasmus has been the name of many famous Scandinavians, including ice-hockey players Rasmus Ristolainen, Rasmus Dahlin and Rasmus Sandin. Whether your ambitions for baby are sports-related or scholarly, they’re sure to find lots of inspiration in this name!
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