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Origin of the name RASMUS.
Etymology of the name RASMUS.
Meaning of the baby name RASMUS.

  

RASMUS.  A contracted form of Latin Erasmus (q.v.), meaning "amiable."  Also see Asmus. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Usage:  America, Holland, Norway.

    Anderson, (Rasmus Björn,) an American author, born of Norwegian parents at Albion, Wisconsin, January 12, 1846, was educated at the Norwegian Luther College, Decorah, Iowa.  In 1875 he was appointed professor of Scandinavian languages in the University of Wisconsin, but retired from that position in 1884.  He was United States minister to Denmark, 1885-89.  With Dr. F. W. Horn, he wrote a "History of the Scandinavian North." (Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, Thomas, 1908)

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