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Meaning and Name Origin

Myer \m-yer\ as a boys' name is of German, Hebrew and Latin derivation, and the name Myer means "farmer; bright, shining; larger; bright one; farmer; bright one". Myer is a variant of Mayer (German, Hebrew, Latin): Latin version of Major. Myer is also a derivative of Meir (Hebrew): biblical name popular in Israel, probably as homage to Prime Minister Golda Meir, whose last name was shortened from Meirson. Myer is also used as a variation of Meyer (German, Hebrew).


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

Myer has 1 more related variation via Mayer, Meir, Meyer: Meiri.


Myer is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#5393 out of 88799, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Myer and affiliated names. The only prominent varying form of Myer (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 is Meyer. This boy name was at the height of its popularity during the years 1900-1909 and is now significantly less popular, with the version Meyer becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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, Marr and Muir. Another suggested similar baby name is Dyer. Like Myer, these names are not commonly used.