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Meaning and Name Origin

Mortimer \m(o)-rti-mer, mor-timer\ as a boys' 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 variants: Mort, Morty and Mortymer.


Mortimer is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#5702 out of 88799, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Mortimer for boys. Mortimer reached its peak position of #611 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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