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What does Hammer mean?

Hammer Pronunciation of Hammer [ham-mer] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hammer is "hammer maker; carpenter". Occupational name.


Hammer has 2 variants: Hammar and Hammur.

Creative forms:
(male) Halmer, Hamer, ..

(female) Hamor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hammer Angel (H.A.), ..

How popular is Hammer?

Hammer is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1491 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Hammer has not been recorded in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Hammer is alike in pronunciation to Hamar, Homar, Homer and Homere. Other suggested similar names are Ammer, Baumer, Farmer, Gammel, Haamed, Haider, Halver, Hameed, Hamel, Hamlen, Hamlet, Hammad, Hammet, Hammett, Hamnet, Harmen, Harper, Havier, Hayder, Heiner, Hjalmer, Homero, Kazmer, Marmer, Palmer, Sammey and Sommer. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hammer.

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