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 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).