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Homer meaning and name origin
Homer \ho-mer\ as a boy's name is pronounced HOH-mer. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Homer is "security, pledge; hostage". Two of the greatest works of Greek epic poetry, the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey", are attributed to Homer. Cartoon character Homer Simpson; artist Winslow Homer.
Homer has 6 variant forms: Homar, Homere, Homero, Homeros, Homerus and Omero.
Baby names that sound like Homer are Hamar and Hammer.
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Popularity of Homer
Homer is a very popular first name for men (#321 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4446 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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