What does Homer mean?
Homer [homer] as a boys' name is pronounced HOH-mer. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Homer is "hostage". English form of the name of the Greek poet HomÍros, which is identical to the Greek word homÍros. Two of the greatest works of Greek epic poetry, the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey", are attributed to Homer. See also Milton, Virgil. Cartoon character Homer Simpson; artist Winslow Homer.
(male) Hamer, Honmer, ..
(female) Hoder, Homeri, .. Middle name pairings:
Homer Jordyn (H.J.), ..
How popular is Homer?
Homer is a very popular first name for males (#321 out of 1220, Top 26%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#5339 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Homer reached its apex rank of #72 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Milton (#1205 last year), Virgil and Homero are the popular related forms of Homer. These relations of Homer were favored as baby names a century ago (average #569) and have become significantly less common since (#1801, ▼98.7%), with versions such as Virgil becoming somewhat dated.
Homer▼ is alike in pronunciation to Hamar, Hammar, Hammer and Hammur. Other recommended names are Amer, Ammer, Aymer, Dover, Elmer▼, Gomer, Gower, Hamel, Heber, Heder, Hobert▼, Hobey, Holmes, Hooker, Hooper, Hopper, Hosea▼, Howe, Howel, Hume, Hyder, Hymen, Omer▼, Roger▼, Roper, Rover, Royer, Shomer, Sommer, Tower, Ulmer and Umer. These names tend to be less frequently used than Homer.See names in meaning and etymology.