Helm Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived by or worked at a rough temporary shelter for animals, Middle English helm (Old Norse hjalmr, related to the Old English and Old High German words in 2 below), or a habitational name from a minor place named Helm or Helme from this word, as for example in County Durham, Northumberland, and West Yorkshire. English, German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch helm. German and Dutch: from a medieval personal name, a short form of any of the various compound names formed with helm ‘helmet’. Compare, e.g., Helmbrecht. Scottish: habitational name from Helme in Roxburghshire (Borders). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Helm ‘helmet’.

List of People with Surname Helm

According to our database, there are a total of 5,766 people with the surname Helm. Among these people surnamed Helm, there are about 858 unique names, with an average of 6 people who have the same name. Richard Helm, Gary Helm and Brian Helm are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Helm, with 45, 41 and 38 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that Texas has the largest number of people surnamed Helm, with a total of 538 people, and there are a total of 337 unique names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Helm, with a total of 540 people and an average of 321 unique names.