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Meaning and name origin

Mortimer \m(o)-rti-mer, mor-timer\ as a boy's name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Mortimer is "dead sea". From "morte mer". Baronial surname that probably referred to a stagnant lake on the family's lands. First used since the 19th century. Entrepreneur Mortimer Zuckerman.


Mortimer has 3 variant forms: Mort, Morty and Mortymer.


Mortimer is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5702 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mortimer for boys. Mortimer reached its highest rank of #611 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mortimer name in U.S.

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