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What does Jaeger mean?

Jaeger /jae-ger/ 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".


Jaeger has 2 variants: Jagger and Jagur.

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

(female) Jaegeri, Jaejar, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only popular alternative form of Jaeger (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 is Jagger (#705 from recent data). This relation of Jaeger was at the peak of its popularity 2 years ago (adoption of 0.02%) and is somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.02%, 27.1% less). Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Jaeger and related names. (2014 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.