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 boy name Archibald.
Archer is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1019 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Archer for boys. Archer reached its highest rank of #303 in the U.S. in 2014 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Archer and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Archer (#303) and Archibald. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).