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What does Gayner mean?

Gayner Pronunciation of Gayner [gayn-er] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Gayner) has the meaning "son of the fair-skinned one". Gayner is a version of Gaynor (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: fair (white).


Gayner has 3 variants: Gainer, Gainor and Gaynnor.

2 more relations via Gaynor: Gaine and Gay.

Creative forms:
(male) Gayer, ..

(female) Gaynna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gayner Camdyn (G.C.), ..

How popular is Gayner?

Gayner is a rare given name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#79958 out of 150436, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gay is the only popular related form of Gayner (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Gainer, are uncommon. Adoption of this form of Gayner was common among parents in the 1890s. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gay in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gayner and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gayner is alike in pronunciation to Gunnar and Gunner. Other recommended names are Banner, Bayler, Bayne, Dayne, Dayner, Gaer, Gaines, Gannet, Gardner, Garnar, Garner, Garnet, Garnier, Gasper, Gayle, Gaylen, Gayler, Gaylor, Gayne, Gaynes, Gomer, Gwayne, Hayder, Joyner, Kayne, Layne, Mayeer, Mayer, Mayne, Maynor, Payne, Rainer, Rayder, Raynar, Rayne, Rayner, Raynes, Raynier, Raynor, Sayer, Tanner, Tayber, Tayler, Wagner, Warner, Wayne and Zayne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gayner.

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