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Myer /my-er/ [2 sylls.] 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 transcription 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).


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

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

Kreatif forms: Myerre, Myerru. [more]

pinHow 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)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Myer and affiliated names. The only prominent varying form of Myer (unlisted) is Meyer. This boy name was at the height of its popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.669%) and is now significantly less popular, with Meyer becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Meyer in U.S.

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

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Myer is pronounced similarly to Mar, Marr and Muir. Another suggested similar baby name is Dyer. Like Myer, these names are not commonly used.