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What does Archer mean?

Archer Pronunciation of Archer [archer] 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.

Related boy name: Archibald.

Associated with: surname, medieval, bows (warrior), popular (famous), 19th century.


Creative forms:
(male) Archar, Archri, ..

(female) Archel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Archer Antoine (A.A.), ..

How popular is Archer?

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)

Archer reached its top position of #289 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Archer name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Archer outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Archibald is the only other prominent varying form of Archer (#289 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Archer was common in 2015 (average #1144), except for the version Archibald which has fallen out of fashion. Archer is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Archer, Archibald in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Archer outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abeer, Abner, Acel, Acer, Achav, Adler, Ailmer (see Aylmer), Alger, Ameer, Amer, Ancher, Anchor, Ander, Arch, Archard, Archerd, Archie, Archy, Ardel, Arden, Aries, Arlen, Arles, Arllen, Armen, Arney, Arnoe, Arren, Arrlen, Artair, Arthel, Arther, Arthor, Arthur, Arthuro, Artor, Arye, Asahel, Ashe, Asher, Asser, Asshe, Avner, Aylmer, Aymer, Beacher, Becher, Becker, Braser, Brazer, Bricker, Broder, Butcher, Cramer, Decker, Fischer, Fisher, Flecher, Fraser, Fryer, Greger, Grover, Kacper, Kramer, Lother, Luther, Mercer, Packer, Procter, Topher, Tucker, Usher, Uther, Vischer and Wernher. These names tend to be more frequently used than Archer.

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