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Meaning and name origin

Myer \m-yer\ as a boy's name is of German, Hebrew and Latin origin, and the meaning of Myer is "farmer; bright, shining; larger; bright one; farmer; bright one". Myer is a variant of Mayer (German, Hebrew, Latin): Latin version of Major. Also a variant 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 variant of Meyer (German, Hebrew).

Myer has 4 variant forms: Maier, Mayeer, Mayor, Meier.


Myer is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5393 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Myer and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Meyer. (2014 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 also pronounced similarly to Mar, Marr and Muir. Another suggested similar baby name is Dyer. Like Myer, these names are not commonly used.