Home > Mayor


What does Mayor mean?

Mayor Pronunciation of Mayor as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the name Mayor means "greater; farmer; bright one". Mayor is an alternate form of Major (Latin). Mayor is also a derivative of Meyer (German, Hebrew): architect Richard Meier.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ma-, -or, greater, farmer, bright


VARIANTS Myer, Meir, Meier, Mayer, Mayeer


(male) Magor, ..

(female) Mayora, ..

Mayor Preston (M.P.), ..

How popular is Mayor?

Mayor is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#13137 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Mayor (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Major (#360 VIA LATEST LIST), Meir (#1249), Meyer (#1999) and Myer. Other variants, like Mayeer, are seldom used. These forms of Mayor were popular with parents presently (AVERAGE #1402), except for the version Meyer which has become less trendy. Major is the most fashionable baby name in this compilation. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Major, Meir, Meyer, Myer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mayor is pronounced similarly to Maier, Mar, Mar-, Marr, Moore, More and Muir. Other recommended sound-alike names are Baylor, Gabor, Gaylor, Gaynor, Mabon, Macon, Madoc, Madog, Madox, Mahir, Makar, Malory, Mano, Manoa, Maro, Marom, Mason, Masos, Mayes, Mayne, Maynor, Mayo, Mays, Mazor, Menor, Minor, Mynor, Naylor, Nazor, Pryor, Raynor, Tabor, Talor, Tavor, Taybor, Taylor and Zaylor. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mayor.

See names
in meaning and etymology.