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What does Gilmer mean?

Gilmer Pronunciation of Gilmer [gilmer] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Gilmer is "renowned hostage".

Associated with: old english, renowned (famous).


Creative forms:
(male) Galmer, Gibmer, ..

(female) Gilde, Gilger, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gilmer Jules (G.J.), ..

How popular is Gilmer?

Gilmer is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#4964 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Gilmer entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #1218 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Gilmer is pronounced similarly to Gillmore, Gillmour, Gilmore and Gilmour. Other suggested similar names are Aillmer (see Aylmer), Ailmer (see Aylmer), Allmer, Aylmer, Delmer, Ellmer, Elmer, Eylmer (see Aylmer), Filmer, Fylmer (see Filmore), Gilbert, Gilbey, Giles, Gillen, Gilles, Gilley, Gilman, Gomer, Hiller, Miller, Palmer, Silver, Ulmer, Wilber, Wilder, Willmer, Wilmar, Wilmer and Wylmer. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gilmer.

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