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What does Archer mean?

Archer /arch-er/ 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


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

(female) Archerai, Archerri, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

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

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

Archibald is the only other prominent varying form of Archer (#303 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Archer is common in 2014 (average #1151), 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.