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What does Jaeger mean?

Jaeger Pronunciation of Jaeger [jaeger] as a boys' name is pronounced JAY-ger. It is of German origin, and the meaning of Jaeger is "hunter". The similar sounding Jagur, a biblical place name, is an Aramaic name meaning "heap of stones; marker".

Associated with: hunter, biblical, stones (rock).


Jaeger has 2 variants: Jagger and Jagur.

Creative forms:
(male) Jaejar, Jaiger, ..

(female) Jaejer, Jaene, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jaeger Damari (J.D.), ..

How popular is Jaeger?

Jaeger is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#2695 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only popular alternative form of Jaeger (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 is Jagger (#657 from recent data). This relation of Jaeger was at the peak of its popularity 3 years ago (adoption of 0.02%) and is almost as popular today (adoption 0.02%, 17% less). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alger, Allger, Ameer, Bailer, Banner, Baxter, Beemer, Carter, Dieter, Eadger, Emeer, Gainer, Granger, Greger, Haider, Hammer, Hayder, Heber, Jabbar, Jacey, Jaden, Jader, Jaeden, Jaedon, Jaelin, Jaffar, Jago, Jagu, Jaice, Jaiden, Jaimey, Jamael, Jamarr, Jame, James, Jamie, Jamsey, Jansen, Jareb, Jared, Jasen, Jasper, Javier, Jayar, Jaycen, Jaydee, Jayvee, Jayvern, Jemar, Jeren, Joiner, Jorge, Jurgen, Kazmer, Keer, Lanier, Lawyer, Mather, Nader, Naegel, Napier, Neper, Nezer, Peer, Rainer, Ranger, Rodger, Saber, Seeger, Seger, Taheer, Teger, Walker, Xavier and Zavier. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jaeger.

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