Rasmus is a male given name. It is a short form of the commonly used name Erasmus, which originates from the Greek word “erasmios,” meaning ‘beloved.’

In the Finnish calendar, Rasmus’s name day is celebrated on the 24th of October. This first appeared in the calendar in the year 2000. The name is widespread, particularly in the Scandinavian countries. In Finland, it was held by only a few individuals until the mid-20th century but has since gained popularity. By the end of 2019, it had been given to approximately 9,020 people.