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Helmut is a common given name in the German language. Variants include Hellmut, Helmuth, and Hellmuth.

Its second part "Mut" is clearly German for "courage", "vigour", but there are different theories regarding the origin of the first part, relating it to historical languages' words for "bright", "hell", "helmet", and "sword". In another Indo-European language, Hindi, "heemuth" means courage, so it is possible the German "Helmut" and the Hindi "heemuth", both meaning "courage", have a common proto-Indo-European root.[citation needed]

Helmut may refer to:



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