Helmut is a German name. Variants include Hellmut, Helmuth, and
Hellmuth Hellmuth is both a masculine German given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include: Given name: * Hellmuth Heye (1895–1970), German admiral and politician * Hellmuth Hirth (1886–1938), German engineer who founded engine manufac ...
. From old German, the first element deriving from either ''heil'' ("healthy") or ''hiltja'' ("battle"), and the second from ''muot'' ("spirit, mind, mood"). Helmut may refer to:



* Helmut Angula (born 1945), Namibian politician * Helmut Ashley (1919–2021), Austrian director and cinematographer * Helmut Bakaitis (born 1944), Australian director and actor * Helmut Berger (1944–2023), Austrian actor * Helmut Dantine (1917–1982), Austrian actor * Helmut Deutsch (born 1945), Austrian classical pianist * Helmut Ditsch (born 1962), Argentine painter * Hellmut Diwald (1924–1993), German historian * Helmut Donner (born 1941), Austrian high jumper * Helmut Fischer (1926–1997), German actor * Hellmut von Gerlach (1866–1935), German journalist * Helmut Goebbels (1935–1945), only son of Joseph Goebbels * Helmut Griem (1932–2004), German actor *
Helmut Gröttrup Helmut Gröttrup (12 February 1916 – 4 July 1981) was a German engineer, rocket scientist and inventor of the smart card. During World War II, he worked in the German V-2 rocket program under Wernher von Braun. From 1946 to 1950 he headed a grou ...
(1916–1981), German rocket scientist *
Helmut Haller Helmut Haller (; 21 July 1939 – 11 October 2012) was a German footballer who played as a forward. At international level, he represented West Germany at three World Cups. At club level, he played in both Germany and Italy, and won Italian ...
(1939–2012), German football player *
Helmut Hasse Helmut Hasse (; 25 August 1898 – 26 December 1979) was a German mathematician working in algebraic number theory, known for fundamental contributions to class field theory, the application of ''p''-adic numbers to local class field theory and ...
(1898–1979), German mathematician * Hellmut Hattler (born 1952), German musician * Helmut Haussmann (born 1943), German academic and politician * Helmut Hirsch (1916–1937) German student executed for opposing the Nazi government * Helmut Jahn (1940–2021), German-born American architect * Helmut Kohl (1930–2017), German politician * Helmut Köllen (1950–1977), German musician * Helmut Krieger (born 1958), Polish shot putter * Helmut Lachenmann (born 1935), German composer * Helmut Landsberg (1906–1985), German scientist * Helmut Lang (artist) (born 1956), German fashion designer * Helmut Lemke (1907–1990), German politician * Helmut Lotti (born 1969), Belgian singer


Helmut Marko Helmut Marko (born 27 April 1943) is an Austrian former professional racing driver and current advisor to the Red Bull GmbH Formula One teams, and head of Red Bull's driver development program. Biography Marko was born in Graz, Austria. He ...
(born 1943), Austrian racing driver *
Helmut Newton Helmut Newton (born Helmut Neustädter; 31 October 192023 January 2004) was a German-Australian photographer. The ''New York Times'' described him as a "prolific, widely imitated fashion photographer whose provocative, erotically charged black-a ...
(1920–2004), German-born Australian photographer * Helmut Norpoth (born 1943), German-born political scientist * Helmut Oberlander (1924–2021), Ukrainian former Canadian who was a member of the Einsatzgruppen death squads of Nazi Germany in the occupied Soviet Union during World War II * Helmut Rahn (1929–2003), German football player * Helmut Rohde (1925-2016), German politician * Helmut Schelsky (1912–1984), German sociologist * Helmut Schmidt (1918–2015), German politician, chancellor * Helmut Schoeck (1922–1993), Austrian sociologist * Helmut Schön (1915–1996), German football player and manager * Helmut Sick (1910–1991), Brazilian ornithologist *
Helmut Sonnenfeldt Helmut Sonnenfeldt (September 13, 1926 – November 18, 2012), also known as Hal Sonnenfeldt, was an American foreign policy expert. He was known as ''Kissinger’s Kissinger'' for his philosophical affinity with and influence on Henry A. Kissing ...
(1926–2012), American foreign policy expert * Helmut Vetter (1910–1949), German Nazi SS officer at Auschwitz concentration camp executed for war crimes * Helmut Walcha (1907–1991), German organist * Helmut Zahn (1916–2004), German chemist * Helmut Zilk (1927–2008), Austrian politician * Cacau (born 1981), German-Brazilian football player, nicknamed ''Helmut''

Fictional characters

*Helmut Grokenberger, fictional character in the 1991 film '' Night on Earth'' * Iron Cross (Helmut Gruler), fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe * Baron Helmut Zemo, fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe *Helmut Heindenburg, fictional character in 1996 Colombian telenovela '' Guajira'' *Helmut, fictional character in the video game ''
Road Rash Road rash is a colloquial term for skin injury caused by abrasion with road surfaces, often as a consequence of cycling and motorcycling accidents. It may also result from running, inline skating, roller skating, skateboarding, and longboardi ...
'' *Helmut Kruger, fictional fashion model in the video game ''Hitman'' (2016) *Baron Helmut Schnitzelnazi, from the comedy skit '' Key & Peele'' *Helmut Spargle, a character from
Futurama ''Futurama'' is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the adventures of the professional slacker Philip J. Fry, who is cryogenically preserved for 1000 years ...

See also

Hellmuth Hellmuth is both a masculine German given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include: Given name: * Hellmuth Heye (1895–1970), German admiral and politician * Hellmuth Hirth (1886–1938), German engineer who founded engine manufac ...
* Helmuth


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