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What does Myer mean?

Myer Pronunciation of Myer [my-er] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Myer means "farmer; bright, shining; larger; bright one; farmer; bright one". Myer is a variant form of Mayer (German, Hebrew, Latin): Latin transcription of Major. Myer is also a derivative of Meir (Hebrew): biblical name popular in Israel. Myer is also used as a variation of Meyer (German, Hebrew).

Associated with: farmer, bright.


Myer has 4 variants: Maier, Mayeer, Mayor and Meier.

1 more relation via Mayer, Meir, Meyer: Meiri.

Creative forms:
(male) Mier, Myter, ..

(female) Myet, Myle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Myer Peter (M.P.), ..

How popular is Myer?

Myer is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#5026 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Myer entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #967 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Myer are Meir (#1249 last year) and Meyer (#1999). These forms of Myer were at the height of their popularity 105 years ago (median #1116) and are now significantly less popular.

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

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

Similar Names

Myer is pronounced similarly to Mar, Mar-, Marr, Moore, More and Muir. Other suggested similar names are Acer, Amer, Aymer, Dwyer, Dyer, Eber, Eder, Ezer, Fryer, Gaer, Ger, Hyder, Iver, Keer, Ker, Kyler, Majer, Mayes, Meed, Mel, Miner, Moe, Myke, Mykel, Myles, Myller (see Miller), Mylo, Mynor, Ner, Omer, Peer, Per, Royer, Ryder, Ryker, Sayer, Tyler, Umer and Wyler. These names tend to be more commonly used than Myer.

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