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What does Meier mean?

Meier Pronunciation of Meier [meier] as a name for boys means "farmer; bright one". Meier is a version of Meyer (German, Hebrew): architect Richard Meier.

Associated with: farmer, bright.


Meier has 5 variants: Mayeer, Mayer, Mayor, Meir and Myer.

Creative forms:
(male) Meiner, Meler, ..

(female) Meieri, Meimer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Meier Johnny (M.J.), ..

How popular is Meier?

Meier is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1298 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Meir (#1249 a year ago), Meyer (#1999) and Myer are the prominent varying forms of Meier (not ranked). These forms of Meier reached the peak of their popularity 105 years ago (usage of 0.03%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.01%, 61% less), with the form Meyer becoming less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Meier is alike in pronunciation to Maier, Mar, Marr, More and Muir. Other suggested similar names are Beiler, Deker, Heber, Heder, Heiner, Helier, Keder, Keer, Keifer, Lexer, Majer, Meed, Meged, Meilyr, Meino, Meinor, Meiri, Melker, Menor, Mercer, Miner, Neper, Nezer, Ogier, Osier, Peder, Peer, Peter, Reiner, Renier, Seger, Teger, Weber and Xever. These names tend to be more commonly used than Meier.

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