What does Archer mean?
Archer \a-rcher, ar-cher\ as a boys' name is pronounced AR-cher. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Archer is "bowman". From the word "arcarius". An English surname from medieval times when bows and arrows were essential hunting and fighting equipment. Mildly popular in the 19th century. In Australia, the name may be used as homage to the seven Archer brothers who were well-known pastoralists and explorers in 19th-century Queensland. Philantrophist Archer Huntington.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Archibald.
Archer is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#958 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Archer for boys. Archer reached its top position of #303 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Archibald is the only other prominent varying form of Archer (#303 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4405%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3485%, down 20.9%), with the version Archibald becoming less fashionable. Archer (#303) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here, with this name enjoying a rebound in usage. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Archer and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)