What does Elmer mean?
Elmer [elmer] as a boys' name is pronounced EL-mer. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Elmer is "noble, famous". Transferred use of the surname, from ædel mær. Used as a given name in America since the 19th century in honor of American Revolution activists Ebenezer and Jonathan Elmer. Literary: Sinclair Lewis's well-known novel "Elmer Gantry" (1927) was about a charlatan of a minister. Cartoon character Elmer Fudd.
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How popular is Elmer?
Elmer is a very popular first name for males (#218 out of 1220, Top 18%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#5432 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name history of Elmer for boys. Elmer reached its peak rank of #36 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is currently at #1223. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Elmer▼ is pronounced similarly to Aillmer, Ailmer, Allmer, Ayllmer, Elmar, Elmore▼, Eylmer, Ullmar, Ulmar, Ulmer, Willmer, Wilmar, Wilmer▼ and Wylmer. Other recommended names are Alger, Alter, Amer, Ammer, Delmer▼, Eames, Eber, Ebner, Eder, Edmar, Einer, Eizer, Elber, Elbert▼, Elden▼, Elder, Eldor, Elex, Elgar, Elger, Elie, Ellar, Ellery, Ellger (see Alger), Elman, Elmo▼, Elrey, Elven, Elvern, Emeer, Emeri, Emery, Emir, Emmery, Emmet, Emyr, Ender, Ermes, Esme, Ezer, Filmer, Fylmer (see Filmore), Gilmer, Gomer, Homer▼, Omer▼, Palmer and Umer. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elmer.See names in meaning and etymology.