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What does Meyer mean?

Meyer Pronunciation of Meyer as a boys' name is of German and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Meyer is "farmer; bright one". Architect Richard Meier; financier Mayer Rothschild.

ASSOCIATED WITH Me-, -er, farmer, bright


VARIANTS Mayeer, Mayer, Mayor, Meier, Meir, Myer


(male) Macer, ..

(female) Meyeri, ..

Meyer Ely (M.E.), ..

How popular is Meyer?

Meyer is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#163 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Meyer reached its highest rank of #382 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #1999 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Meyer name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Meyer outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Meir (#1249 VIA LATEST LIST) and Myer are the prominent variation forms of Meyer (#1999). These forms of Meyer were at the height of their popularity a century ago (MEDIAN #1116) and have become significantly less conventional since.

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

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

Similar Names

Meyer is alike in pronunciation to Mar, Marr, More and Muir. Other recommended sound-alike names are Deker, Dwyer, Dyer, Fryer, Heber, Heder, Keder, Keer, Lexer, Majer, Mayes, Meed, Meged, Melker, Menor, Mercer, Miner, Neper, Nezer, Peder, Peer, Peter, Royer, Sayer, Seger, Teger, Weber and Xever. These names tend to be more frequently used than Meyer.

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