Gender: Masculine

Origin: Hindu

Meaning: “Indra.”

Nicknames: Vaz, Sav

Detail: Indra is the King of the gods in Hindu mythology, and also he is the god of war, storms, and rainfall.


St Erasmus In Bishop Islips Chapel Westminster Abbey by Joseph Mallord William Turner

Gender: Masculine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Lovely.”

Pronunciation: (eh-RAS-muss)

Nicknames: Ermo, Raz

Detail: A famous bearer of this name is Desiderius Erasmus, a Dutch philosopher.

Saint Erasmus once fled to Mount Lebanon during the Christian persecution of Diocletian and lived a life of solitude there for some time, being fed by a raven. After the emperor discovered his whereabouts, he was tortured and thrown in prison. Legend records that when a blue light appeared at mastheads before and after a storm, the sailors took it as a sign of Erasmus’s protection. This was known as “St. Elmo’s fire” (the glow accompanying the brushlike discharges of atmospheric electricity that appears as a tip of light on the masks of ships during stormy weather).