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Archer meaning and name origin
Archer \a-rcher, ar-cher\ as a boy's 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 information, see also the related name Archibald. Baby names that sound like Archer are Archerd and Archard. Other similar baby names are Ancher and Arther.
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Popularity of Archer
Archer is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1019 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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