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 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)