What does Elmer mean?
Elmer /el-mer/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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 popularity of Elmer for boys. Elmer reached its peak rank of #36 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Elmer▼ is pronounced similarly to Ailmer, Allmer, Elmar, Elmore▼, Eylmer, Ulmar, Ulmer, Wilmer▼ and Wylmer. Other recommended similar baby names are Elber, Elder and Elger. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elmer.