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What does Myer mean?

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. 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 (#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. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.669%) and are 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.

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.