Helmut is a German male name made up of Germanic elements helm (helmet) and muot (spirit, mind), the latter originally referring to courage and bravery, so the name would essentially mean “brave helmet”. However, the first element of the name could also be derived from heil meaning “whole, healthy, intact”.
Helmut is also a German surname originating from the given name.
Meaning: “brave helmet” or “whole/intact helmet”
- Helmuth (German)
- Helmút (Icelandic)