What does Archer mean?
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.
VariationsKreatif forms: Abcher, Adcher, Archerri. [more]
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)
Presented below is the baby name history 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 relations of Archer was common during the years 1880-1889 (average #559) and is almost as widespread today (#651, ▼21%), but with the version Archibald falling out of fashion. Archer is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here, with this name enjoying a rebound in usage.
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